Secular Order of Discalced Carmelites (OCDS)

Secular Order Discalced Carmelites (OCDS) are men and women in the Catholic Church who are called to a deeper spiritual life. Under the protection of Our Lady of Mount Carmel and inspired by St. Teresa of Avila, St. John of the Cross, and St. Thérèse of Lisieux, we make a commitment to the Discalced Carmelite Order to seek God for the Church and the world. The Secular Order Carmelite longs to seek God through prayer, to find Him, and to share Him with others.

our_lady_mt_carmelOur Lady Star of the Sea OCDS meets at the St. Teresa House on the second Sunday of each month (except the third Sunday of May) from 11:00 am to 3:00 pm.** There is no meeting in August.

Visitors are welcome. Our next Aspirant (beginning formation) classes begin in January. For more information contact Jan Steckler 360-622-2676 or Barbara Blomberg 425-353-9613.

**Due to COVID restrictions, we are currently not able to meet or accept aspirants at this time, but do call and we’ll be happy to answer any questions you have about the Discalced Carmelite Seculars.

To view the OCDS brochure, click here.  To view the official OCDS of the California-Arizona Province of St. Joseph website, click here-