OCDS

Secular Order of Discalced Carmelites

Welcome to the home of the Secular Carmelite Community of Saint Therese of the Child Jesus!  We are third order Discalced Carmelites (OCDS) from Annandale, Virginia.  Called to a life of contemplative prayer and union with God, we are men and women from all walks of life who have promised to seek God in prayer and to live the spirit of the Beatitudes and the evangelical counsels of poverty, chastity, and obedience in our every day lives.

Our community meets on the third Sunday of each month from 1-5pm at Holy Spirit Parish in Annandale, Virginia.  Newcomers are welcome and are encouraged to contact the Director of Formation, Ruthann Pipenburg, at mrspi@verizon.net.