Community News, November 2022

Our Lady of Mercy Lay Carmelites

Community and Regional News — November 2022

  • All Carmelite Saints Novena. Thank you to all who attended our Carmelite Saints Novena last month.
  • Free Virtual Formation Session. All are welcome to a free Virtual Formation Session by Brother John Mark, of the Carmelite Retreat Center. He will present “The Universal Call to Sanctity: A Focus on the Carmelite Saints,” on Saturday, 17 December from 10:00 to 11:00 am via Zoom. The Virtual Formation Session is open to all Lay Carmelites and their guests. Please wear your scapulars and bring your Carmel’s Call to read Flos Carmeli at the end of the Formation Session. No meeting ID — just go to
  • Farewell to Susan S. A big loss to our community as we bid farewell to Susan S. and a blessed gain in welcoming candidates who will be starting Phase 1 Formation soon. Please welcome Maria Isabel, Arlene, Cristina, and Nenette.
  • Christmas Party. Our 2022 Christmas Party will take place at our December 18th Community Meeting. Please bring something delicious to share.


Next Meeting — December 18, 2022

Community Meeting: December 18, 2022 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: Peace of Heart, pages 98-100
  • 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 December 18TH community meeting is the gospel reading for the Fourth Sunday of Advent: Matthew 1:18-24.

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.