Community News, December 2022

Our Lady of Mercy Lay Carmelites

Community and Regional News — December 2022

  • Update of our Community Roster. Updated copies of our Community Roster will be provided at the next community meeting on January 15, 2023.
  • 2023 Monthly Meetings. The location for our Community meetings next year has not yet been finalized.
  • Regional Day of Recollection. There will be a Silent Day of Recollection on Saturday, 11 February, 8:30-1:30, the Carmelite House of Prayer, 20 Mount Carmel Drive, Napa, CA 94558. Registration, to be paid at the door, is $25 to cover the speakers’ expenses, an honorarium, facility rental, a light breakfast, lunch, and snacks. 
  • Merry Christmas. Merry Christmas and thank you for your support this year! Let’s look forward to a blessed New Year 2023.


Next Meeting — January 15, 2023

Community Meeting: January 15, 2023 in the Governo House Dining Room, from 2:00-5:00 p.m.

Ongoing Formation Homework

  • Into Your Hands Father, Abandoning Ourselves to the God Who Loves Us: The Prayer of Surrender, pages 100-103
  • Study questions: Study Guide, pages 23-24, questions 1-4. (For Further Study: The Night of the Senses — Seven Questions to ponder)

Lectio Divina

Lectio Divina for January 15TH community meeting is the gospel reading for the Second Sunday in Ordinary Time: John 1:29-34.

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 meetings
  • Ongoing Formation
    Information about our current required reading and homework for each month of this year’s ongoing formation classes
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Lourdes is the director (2022- ) of Our Lady of Mercy Lay Carmelite Community.