Congreso 2016 OCDS (Discalced Carmelites)

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por Alicia Nunez

Tengo la bendición de haber asistido al Congreso OCDS en San Jose, Cal. del 23-26 Junio, acompañada de mis hermanas en Cristo; Carmen, Toni, y Zulema. Tambien estuvieron en el Congreso P. Godfrey y P. Juan Elias de St. Cruz.

Eramos Cerca de 550 personas sin contar los sacerdotes y seminaristas.

Hermosa experiencia!

FB_IMG_1467060340358Estar en comunidad con mis hermanos en el Carmelo es una paz, una tranquilidad, que solo Dios y nuestra Madre Santísima pueden dar, y no hay palabras para describirla … solo se siente.

Estar en oración en comunidad, acompañada de tantos sacerdotes, seminaristas, y devotos de Nuestra Señora del Carmen hacen experimentar esa paz infinita, y que decir de La Santa Misa que tuvimos todos los días con varios sacerdotes en ella.

P. Donald, Nuestro Prior, lleno del Espirito Santo, organizador del evento, cuido cada detalle para que experimentáramos al máximo la relación con nuestro Señor.

Algo que no había caído en cuenta aunque si lo había notado es la paz y tranquilidad que transmiten nuestros sacerdotes carmelitas: cuando caminan, hablan, explican, oran … Lo hacen con una serenidad y paz interior que la transmiten; no es que caminan o hablan lento, con flojera o cansados hay una GRAN diferencia entre alguien que habla/camina entre pasividad o flojera a una persona llena de paz interior … y ESA es mi inspiración a seguir adelante para alcanzar algún día esa paz; con la ayuda de mi Señor Jesucristo y Nuestra Señora del Monte Carmelo.

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CONGRESS 2016 OCDS (DISCALCED CARMELITES)

by Alicia Nunez

I am blessed because I attended the Congreso OCDS in San Jose, CA. on June 23-26, along with my sisters in Christ – Carmen, Toni, and Zulema. Also attending the Congress was Padre Juan Elias and Padre Godfrey from Santa Cruz Parish.

There were approximately 550 people attending, not counting all the priests and seminarians.

It was a beautiful experience!

To be in community with my Carmelite sisters gave me a peace and tranquility that only God and our Holy Mother are able to give and there are no words to describe it, only the feeling.

To be in prayer with the community, accompanied by so many priests, seminarians, and devotees of Our Lady of Mount Carmel, makes me feel an infinite peace and the masses with all those priests made it even more peaceful and blessed.

Father Donald, our Prior, full of the Holy Spirit, was the organizer of the event. He took care of every detail so that we could experience a deeper relationship with God.

Something that I didn’t realize before was the peace and serenity that is transmitted by our Carmelite priests when they walk, talk, pray, etc. It’s not that they walked or talked slow or they were lazy or tired. There is a big difference between someone who is lazy or walks and talks slowly than someone full of interior peace.

This is my inspiration to move forward so that I can reach this interior peace. I will do this with the help of my Lord Jesus Christ and Our Lady of Mt. Carmel!

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