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About the Discalced Carmelite Secular Communities

OUR IDENTITY

Carmelite Seculars, together with the Friars and Nuns, are sons and daughers of the Order of Our Lady of Mount Carmel and of St. Teresa of Jesus. As a result, they share the same charism with the religious, each according to their particular way of life. It is one family with the same spiritual possessions, the same call to holiness (cf Eph 1.4; 1Pet 1.15) and the same apostolic mission. Secular members contribute to the Order the benefits proper to their own secular state of life. (Constitutions #1)

Meetings of the OCDS Communities and Study Groups

CityCommunityMeeting time
Belleville, Ont Community of St. Teresa Benedicta of the Cross First Saturday of the month
Brampton, OntCommunity of Our Lady of Mount CarmelFirst Monday of the month, 7:30pm
Brampton, OntCommunity of St Therese of the Child Jesus (Portuguese speaking)Third Saturday of the month, 1:30pm
Cambridge, OntCommunity of Our Lady of VictorySecond Monday of the month, 6:30pm
Charlottetown, PEI OCDS Study Group Last Sunday of the Month
Halifax, NS Community of Our Lady of Mount Carmel First Thursday of the month, 7:30pm
Hamilton, OntCommunity of Our Lady of the Blessed TrinitySecond Saturday of the month, 10:30am
Hamilton, OntCommunity of St Elijah (Portuguese speaking)Third Friday of the month, 7:30pm
Kingston, OntCommunity of Mary, Queen of PeaceFirst Wednesday of the month, 7:00pm
London, OntCommunity of Our Lady of the Rosary (Portuguese speaking)Fourth Tuesday of the month, 7:00pm
London, OntCommunity of our Lady of the Scapular (Italian Speaking)Second Thursday of the month, 5:00pm
London, OntCommunity of the Infant JesusSecond Wednesday of the month, 7:00pm
Markham, OntCommunity of Our Lady of Mount CarmelSecond Monday of the month, 7:00pm
Mississauga, OntCommunity of Bl. Elizabeth of the Trinity (Portuguese speaking)First Saturday of the month, 5:00pm
Mississauga, OntCommunity of the Immaculate Heart of MaryLast Saturday of the month, 10:00am
Moncton, NB OCDS Study Group Last Sunday of the month, 1:30pm
Newmarket, Ont Community of St. Therese of the Child Jesus and the Holy Face Third Monday of the month
Ottawa, OntCommunity of Blessed Mary of Jesus CrucifiedThird Monday of the month, 7:00pm
Ottawa, OntCommunity of Ste. Marie Du Mont-Carmel (French -speaking)First Wednesday of the month, 7:00pm
Thunder Bay, Ont Community of Our Lady of Mount Carmel Third Saturday of the month
Tillsonburg, OntCommunity of St MaryThird Monday of the month, 7:30pm
Toronto, OntCommunity of St JosephThird Monday of the month, 7:00pm
Toronto, OntCommunity of St Teresa of Jesus (Portuguese speaking)Second Friday of the month, 7:00pm
Windsor, OntCommunity of Our Lady of Mount Carmel and St JosephSecond Sunday of the month, 2:00pm
Zephyr, Ont Community of the Flower of Carmel (Chinese speaking) First Friday of the month, 10:00am