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Good Shepherd Community, Columbia, SC    

            Order of Carmelites Discalced Secular

About Our Community

The Columbia, SC Good Shepherd Community of Our Lady of Mt. Carmel, Discalced Carmelite Secular Order (OCDS) meets the 4th Sunday of each month at Good Shepherd Catholic Church, 809 Calhoun St., Columbia, SC from 1:30 - 5:00 PM. Please call for confirmation of meeting date and directions.   

The secular (or "third") order is an association of lay persons who live according to the spirit of the Order of Discalced Carmelites, but who do not leave their secular state of life [that is, they continue to live with family and work in the world].

Our initial three year formation program introduces candidates in depth into the teaching and writings of Sts. Teresa of Avila, John of the Cross and Thérèse of Lisieux, as well as Carmelite spirituality in general, laying a sound foundation for living a contemplative life in the world. Carmelite spirituality unites the paths of mystic (contemplative prayer) and prophet (social justice) in commitment to Christ Jesus. We welcome Roman Catholics who believe they may be called to such a vocation--to live the spirituality of Carmel and the contemplative life in the midst of the world.

For more information:

Call Keith Barron at (803) 695 1769

Or write:

Dr. Keith Reeves Barron, OCDS,

4 Trafalgar Ct., Columbia, SC 29209-1947.

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