Community News, September 2016

Our Lady of Mercy Lay Carmelites

Community and Regional News — September 2016

  • Fall Day of Recollection. The Fall Day of Recollection will be held on Saturday, October 8, at St. Dominic’s Catholic Church in San Francisco.
    Details and registration forms are available here.
    There will be no Community Meeting in October.
  • The novena for All Carmelite Saints will be held November 5–13 in the Governo House dining room. The novena will begin each night at 7:00 pm. Please sign up to give a talk on one of our many Carmelite saints. More information about the novena here.
  • From Sr. Mary: Father Patrick Thomas McMahon, O.Carm., died August 29, 2016. There are many Lay Carmelites who know Fr. Patrick from his time as Provincial Delegate to the Lay Carmelites or from his retreats, days of recollection, his book on St. Albert’s Rule for Lay Carmelites, and his work with The Carmelite Institute. Please remember Fr. Patrick in your prayers.
  • Next Community Meeting. The next regular community meeting will be held on November 20, in St. Matthew’s classroom (DaSousa House).

Next Meeting — November 20, 2016

November Community Meeting: November 20, 2016 in St. Matthew’s classroom (DaSousa House).

November Ongoing Formation Homework

  • Interior Castle: The Fourth Dwelling Places, Chapter 1: Period of Transition, pages 107-123
  • Study questions: page 123.

November Lectio Divina

Lectio Divina for November 20TH community meeting is Lk 23:35-43.

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