2015 OCDS Congress Report

Mark Danis interviews co-host Frances Harry regarding the 2015 OCDS Congress she attended which was held in Milwaukee, Wisconsin. The highlight of the Congress for her was the Feast Day Mass for St. Teresa Avila on Oct. 15 at the Basilica of Mary, Help of Christians Shrine at Holy Hill, in Hubertus, Wisconsin. She tells of all the things to see at the Shrine as well as the excitement of this once in a lifetime occasion. She then highlights the very inspiring presentations given to the Congress by Fr. Kieran Kavanaugh, Fr. Alzinir Debastiani, Fr. Marc Foley, Fr. Michael Berry, and Mr. George Weigel. It is very evident that St. Teresa left a legacy that continues to form souls and be extremely relevant for our age.
The 2018 OCDS Congress will be held in Columbus, Ohio from Thursday, Oct. 18 to Sun., Oct. 21, 2018. To learn more, visit their Web site.

2014 OCDS Congress in Atlanta with Guest, Mrs. Lynn Bete, OCDS

Special Guest, Mrs. Lynn Bete, OCDS and President of the Dayton OCDS in Ohio, talks with host, Frances Harry, OCDS about the recent 2014 OCDS Congress in Atlanta, Georgia. What is a Congress? What happened there? Who was there? What was the theme? Why should one attend? What were some of the highlights: Fr. Alzinir Francisco Debastiani’s talk on the new additions to the OCDS Constitution and his challenge for our communities; Dr. Keith Egan, TOC, on St. Teresa of Avila: Hope is the Same as Remembering; the wonderful and prayerful John Michael Talbot Concert; Fr. Bonaventure Sauer’s talk on the poetry of St. Teresa; and much, much more. We discussed the workshops and the Provincial Council Forum that was so inspirational as well as what vendors were present and where we got to go sight-seeing!
The 2018 OCDS Congress will be held in Columbus, Ohio from Thursday, Oct. 18 to Sun., Oct. 21, 2018. To learn more, visit their Web site.

Frances Harry

This particular program is dedicated to Frances Harry’s recent trip to the Annual Carmelite Congress, held just outside of Boston. Frances discusses the them of the Congress, which was, “Do Whatever He Tells You.” She provides a synopsis of some of the major presenters including Fr. Calloway, who escaped a childhood of drugs and anger, as well as Archbishop O’Malley of Boston, whose personal motto is also, “Do Whatever He Tells You.”
The 2018 OCDS Congress will be held in Columbus, Ohio from Thursday, Oct. 18 to Sun., Oct. 21, 2018. To learn more, visit their Web site.