Ongoing Formation

2019 Ongoing Formation Lessons & Required Reading

Phase 3

The person who feels called to Carmel embarks on a journey of faith, like our models, Mary and Elijah. Gradually over the course of a lifetime, the Carmelite is changed, not just on an exterior plane but is transformed on every level of his personality if he consents to the will of God. In this way the Carmelite is conformed to Christ and becomes a new creation in Him.

Carmelite Formation: A Journey of Transformation
Interior Castle, Study Edition

Ongoing Formation: Current Focus

For Ongoing Formation in our community, we are studying The Interior Castle STUDY EDITION, translated by Kieran Kavanaugh, O.C.D. and Otilio Rodriguez, O.C.D.; prepared by Kieran Kavanaugh, O.C.D. and Carol Lisi, O.C.D.S.
(Future materials will be taken from Books Recommended for Ongoing Formation.)

Click a lesson title below to expand or collapse the agenda and required reading for each lesson.

 

Required Reading:
Highlight or underline passages that speak to you.

  • Interior Castle, Seventh Dwelling Places: Chapter 3: The Wonderful Effects of This Prayer, pages 416-430

Homework:
Highlight or underline passages in the chapter that speak to you. You will share these passages in your small groups. You may also want to write down answers to the “Questions for Discussion” to share in your small groups, if time permits.

  • “Questions for Discussion,” questions 1-6, page 430.

NO COMMUNITY MEETING

In lieu of the monthly community meeting, members are encouraged to attend the Regional Day of Recollection on February 23, 2019. More information here.

Required Reading:
Highlight or underline passages that speak to you.

  • Interior Castle, Seventh Dwelling Places: Chapter 4: The Lord’s Purpose In Granting Favors, pages 431-448

Homework:
Highlight or underline passages in the chapter that speak to you. You will share these passages in your small groups. You may also want to write down answers to the “Questions for Discussion” to share in your small groups, if time permits.

  • “Questions for Discussion,” questions 1-7, page 448.

Required Reading:
Highlight or underline passages that speak to you.

  • Interior Castle, Epilogue, pages 449-455

Homework:
Highlight or underline passages in the chapter that speak to you. You will share these passages in your small groups. You may also want to write down answers to the “Questions for Discussion” to share in your small groups, if time permits.

  • “Questions for Discussion,” questions 1-4, page 455.