Formation Materials for First Promise

Secular Carmelites of the Province of St Therese

(Oklahoma Province)

Apostolicam Actuositatem (Decree on the Apostolate of the Laity)

Catechism of the Catholic Church - Part 4

Chastity: This One and Only Kind of Love by Gerald Alford OCDS

Community and Growth by Jean Vanier - Chapters 1, 3 (Study Guide for OCDS)

Contemporary Challenge of St John of the Cross: His Life and Teachings by Leanard Coohan (was out of print - Provincial Council recommends that if not able to obtain, then substituting another introductory level book on St John of the Cross such as John of the Cross: Man and Mystic by Richard Hardy or Impact of God by Ian Matthew

Existential Obedience by Gerald Alford OCDS

Historical Notes of the Carmelite Order by Gabriel Barry OCD
   Chapter 2
   Chapter 3, 4
   Chapter 9
   Chapter 10

Lumen Gentium - Chapter 8

Promise to be Poor by Gerald Alford OCDS

Story of a Soul by St Therese of Liseaux

Way of Perfection by St Teresa of Jesus