Community News, November 2016

Our Lady of Mercy Lay Carmelites

Community and Regional News — November 2016

  • New Professions. Doug and Stella made their Lay Carmelite Final Professions on November 5 at St. Teresa of Avila church in San Francisco. Congratulations, Doug and Stella!
  • Aylesford Visitation. Sr. Libby will be here in February for the annual Aylesford visitation. Because of this, the regular community meeting has been moved to Sunday, February 12 at 2:30 pm. The meeting will be held in the Peace Center. This is a change from your 2017 calendar — the meeting will not be held on February 19.
  • Annual Dues. It is time to send our annual dues to Aylesford. The dues for 2017 are $50.00 and are due in January. Please give your payment to our Treasurer, Julie. She will combine all our dues into one payment and send it to Aylesford.
  • Next Community Meeting. The next regular community meeting will be held on December 4 in the Peace Center. This will be our Christmas gathering, so everyone should bring any treats they wish for the break.

Next Meeting — December 4, 2016

December Community Meeting: December 4, 2016 in the Peace Center (aka Small Hall).

December Ongoing Formation Homework

Because our next meeting is in just two weeks (which includes the Thanksgiving holiday), we will not be using Interior Castle in December. Instead we will be reflecting on our Carmelite vocations.

Discussion questions:

  • What drew you to Carmel? How long have you been a Lay Carmelite?
  • What has been most beneficial to your spiritual growth?
  • What gives you the most difficulty?

December Lectio Divina

Lectio Divina for December 4TH community meeting is Mt. 3:1-12.

Prayer Intentions

Please pray for all Carmelites, especially:

  • Our members who are ill
  • All Carmelites who are isolates
  • Our deceased members

More Information

  • Monthly Community Meeting
    Lectio Divina, dates, and locations for all 2016 meetings
  • Ongoing Formation
    Information about St. Teresa’s Interior Castle, required reading and homework for each month of this year’s ongoing formation classes
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Catherine is a member of Our Lady of Mercy Lay Carmelite Community. “An apostle must pay with himself for those he wants to win [for Christ].” Divine Intimacy, 326,2