Our Spiritual Director and other seniors always say that OCDS is not a pious association. OCDS is a commitment!
Commitment means "the state or qualify of being dedicated to a cause, activity, etc". It also means "dedication, allegiance, loyalty, faithfulness, fidelity, bond, adherence, and attentiveness".
So, OCDS is all of the above and I am so priviledged to be a Secular Carmelite!
One word which is always used in OCDS is "allegiance" -- "allegiance to Christ" -- so what does this mean now?
Allegiance means loyalty or commitment to a superior or to a group or cause. So "allegiance to Christ" simply should mean "loyalty or commitment to Christ".
So, if OCDS is a commitment, and allegiance to Christ means commitment to Christ, OCDS simply should means "Commitment to Christ"!
So as a Carmelite my sole purpose is to be committed to Christ!!!
What can be more beautiful than this?