September 5, 2014

Order of Carmelite Discalced Secular Community celebrates new members

Members of the the Order of Carmelite Discalced Secular Community of the Resurrection held a ceremony on June 22 at Fatima Retreat House in Indianapolis to celebrate new members at various levels. (Submitted photo)

Members of the the Order of Carmelite Discalced Secular Community of the Resurrection held a ceremony on June 22 at Fatima Retreat House in Indianapolis to celebrate new members at various levels. (Submitted photo)

The Order of Carmelite Discalced Secular Community of the Resurrection (OCDS) held a ceremony on June 22 at Fatima Retreat House in Indianapolis to celebrate new members at various levels.

Two members made their Definitive Promise, one made a three-year Temporary Promise, and seven members received their ceremonial scapulars and were formally received into the community as novices.

Like the Carmelite religious order, the secular order has progressive steps of membership: Newcomer, Aspirancy, Novice, three-year Temporary Professed and Definitively Professed. The community now has 29 members at various levels, all from parishes throughout Indiana.

For more information about the Carmelites of the Resurrection, contact Inez Hayes, president, OCDS, at i.h.hayes@sbcglobal.net. †

 

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