The collected legislations for the secular order of discalced carmelites belonging to the saint therese province oklahoma province usa. As a result of that congress, 10 ocds from around the world were appointed to write what are now our constitutions. In this way, within a fundamental unity established by this legislation. All legislative powers herein granted shall be vested in a congress of the united states, which shall consist of a senate and house of representatives. The order is nourished by the long tradition of carmel, expressed in the rule of saint albert and the doctrine of the carmelite doctors of the church and the orders other saints. It is with joy that i send you the text of the new numbers of the constitutions on. Rites please refer to the ritual for the discalced carmelite secular order in the book of documents, beginning on page 297. Ocds constitutions secular order of discalced carmelites. The new numbers form an integral part of the constitutions, and are inserted in their respective places, while however maintaining the same numbering. The general superior of the discalced carmelites, with the. What is unique about the vocation of a secular, is that we live the carmelite. As with for the constitutions of 2003, the text approved is in spanish.
As discalced carmelites we are a family of men and women, both religious and lay. Washington province discalced carmelite secular order. The new definitory also studied the constitutions and made a few recommendations and reworded some items in the spanish text, which is the official text. The house of representatives shall be composed of members chosen every second year by the people of the several. Constitutions of the secular order of our lady of mount. From constitutions of the order of the brothers of the blessed virgin mary of. Casageneralizia carmelitani scalzi corso dttalia, 38 00198 roma very deor brothers ond sisters of the ocds, it is with joy that i send you the text of the new numbers of the constitutions on fraternal communion and soinf joseph, approved by the congregation for the institutes of. The general superior of the discalced carmelites, with the prior approval of the general definitory, given in the 11th session of june 9, 2003, presented the text of the constitutions of the secular order to the apostolic center, requesting its approval. June 9, 2003, presented the text of the constitutions of the secular order to the apostolic center, requesting its approval. Albert, ocds constitutions, and provincial statutes with consecutive page numbers printing tips for the printable 2017 ocds legislative documents alberts rule the primitive rule of 1247.
In spring 2002, a draft of the constitutions was released. As secular members of the family of the teresian carmel. Printable 2017 legislative documents includes the rule of st. The present ocds constitutions are the fundamental law for its members, present in different regions of the world. The rule of life was superseded by the current ocds constitutions, which were approved by the holy see on. For this reason they are characterized by simplicity of structures and moderation in rules concerning the way of life. Gonzalez of the bradenton, fl community was chosen as the representative from the us. Index ocds constitutions apostolate, mary shapes 31 duties, president 51 apostolic commitment 28 three councilors 52 association of the faithful, director of formation 53 integral part of order 37 secretary 54 authority, council 47 treasurer 55. The secular order of discalced carmelites, officially ordo carmelitarum discalceatorum.786 1540 878 777 480 1116 1231 1508 1522 1360 886 1226 872 1012 1048 270 815 833 885 1588 1559 1501 30 202 1039 189 502 10 1045 479 1034 434 1169 717 1381 985 590 434