Sunday, January 24, 2016

Day of Reflection 2016

On Saturday, January 9, Fr. Bonaventure Sauer, OCD visited with our Community and presented a talk for our Day of Reflection. 

Clothing and Promise Ceremony 2016

On January 9, 2016,  we were blessed to have Fr. Bonaventure Sauer, OCD visit our Community.  A clothing ceremony was held during Morning Prayer and Elizabeth, Roberta, Jamie and Jacqueline were all clothed in the Brown Scapular. 

Later, during Mass, Matthew made his Definitive Promise. 

Group photo of our newly clothed and definite promise members with Fr. Bonaventure.

Centenary Celebration 2015


On Saturday, November 7, 2015, our Community held a Centenary Celebration in honor of the 500th year of the birth of St. Teresa of Avila, Foundress of the Discalced Carmelites. We began our day with Mass followed by a presentation by Fr. Jerome Earley, O.C.D. entitled: 
A walk with St. Teresa ~ through the darkness and into the light. 






Monday, June 8, 2015

Retreat 2015

Our annual retreat was held at
Cedarbrake Retreat Center Belton, Texas
on April 18, 2015. 

Our presenter was Brother Joel Giallanza, C.S.C

Tuesday, August 26, 2014

2014 Council

At our annual Silent Retreat, elections were held and a new council was selected.  Council will serve for the next three years.  Pictured are our new council members and officers.

From the left:
Kim Lawlis, Council Secretary
Lansing Prescott, President
Cindy Johnson, Councilor
Mary Miranda, Councilor
Marianne Gonzales, Treasurer
Steve Hardin, Councilor
Lee Burns, Secretary
Delores Ascona, Formation Director (not pictured)

Retreat 2014

Our annual Silent Retreat was held March 7-9, 2014 at Cedarbrake in Belton, TX.  Fr. Sanchez from the Dallas Retreat Center was our presenter.  It was cold and a bit rainy. 

Friday, April 11, 2014

Canonical Erection Ceremony January 4, 2014

Diane Gray, President - Marianne Gonzales, Councilor - Birdie Ehrenfeld, Councilor
Fr. Bonaventure, O.C.D.S., Provincial Delegate

Canonical Erection Ceremony and Celebration
January 4, 2014
We celebrated a very special occasion, we are a Community!!
Fr. Bonaventure Sauer, O.C.D.S., provincial delegate, officiated at our ceremony. Members from several other communities, San Antonio, Austin and Waco attended this special event to celebrate with us!! Also present were the Franciscans and Divine Mercy Group. Ten years have passed since our first meeting!! 

Thursday, April 10, 2014

Triumph of the Cross Secular Carmelite Community Group Photo January 2014

December 14, 2013 Becky and Marianne make Definitive Promise!

On the Feast of St. John of the Cross, December 14, 2013, two of our members Becky Snook and Marianne Gonzales made Definitive Promise into the Secular Order of Discalced Carmelites. The rite was celebrated during the 8:30 AM Mass at St. Helen Catholic Church in Georgetown, TX. Fr. Jerome Early, OCDS celebrated the Mass. A reception followed afterwards.