The latest news from the Carmelite Order and from the Bay Area Region.

Also included are details about two electronic newsletters for Lay Carmelites: the Lay Carmelite e-Bulletin, published by the Order, and the Carmelite Review, a quarterly newsletter published by the Carmelite Media Office of the Province of the Most Pure Heart of Mary.

2015 Lay Carmelite Convocation in Atlanta

Lay Carmelite Convocation artwork

A brochure and registration information for the upcoming Lay Carmelite Convocation was mailed to all received and professed Lay Carmelites at the end of January 2015. The packet contains a brochure, registration form, and details about a Leadership In-Service day. All received and professed Lay Carmelites are encouraged to attend what will be an interesting and informative gathering of Lay Carmelites from the two U.S. provinces.

There’s Nothing Ordinary About Ordinary Time

Following Jesus around through the first week of Ordinary time has taught me that no matter how ordinary — or extraordinary — life is, when I take time to pray, I can do anything he asks me to do. Jesus changed the world for everyone who came in contact with him. In fact, he changed everything in the life of every man, woman, and child throughout history. He even changed me.