My name is Diane Korzeniewski and I am a secular Carmelite living in the Archdiocese of Detroit. My name in Carmel is Diane Marie of the Eucharist, OCDS. My parish is Assumption Grotto in Detroit where I enjoy both forms of the Mass. The parish is also the home of the Assumption of the Blessed Virgin Mary Carmelite Community to which I belong. I am a single lay person, employed in a technical field and prefer to keep my professional life separate from my blogging and social media life. Therefore, I tend not to discuss my employment or industry online.
I have been blogging since 2006 at Te Deum Laudamus, but wanted a site for a more specific focus. That blog will continue, but this blog will contain a collection of personal reflections on Catholic spirituality. While it will be steeped in Carmelite spirituality, I will augment my reflections with non-Carmelite material, as well. It will have an emphasis on the saints and on traditional expressions of the faith.
We Catholics have such a rich spiritual heritage which has been passed down, but largely hidden as they were rendered passé. But, what is old, is new again as many are taking a second look at these things. Saints were made through the centuries following these ways. To look at them as nothing more than history, is to somehow discredit the very things which helped ordinary people live extraordinary lives. As I explore and discover things that interest me, I’ll be sharing my thoughts along the way. That’s what a blog is for – to log thoughts.
Since I am not graced with infallibility, anything I write involving doctrinal or faith matters is subject to correction by Church authority.
I have no set time-table to post. I may post daily at times, and other times more sporadic, like weekly or a few times a month. If you follow my feed you will see when I post. I hope you will share what you find interesting, in social media. It might take a while for me to get this blog going, so please bear with me while I learn WordPress for the first time.
I am disabling comments because I don’t have much time to deal with them. Many people discuss things in social media after sharing anyway.
The photo used in the header in Standing Before Mount Carmel, is a cropped and edited version of an image of Mount Carmel, found here in Wikimedia Commons http://commons.wikimedia.org/wiki/File:Abreekpano066.jpg