Ongoing Formation

2017 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, Chapter 4: They Meet Together So As To Become More Satisfied With Each Other, pages 203-216

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 216.

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

  • Interior Castle, Chapter 1: Greater Trials Come With Greater Favors, pages 217-232

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 232.

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

  • Interior Castle, Chapter 2: He Makes It Desire Him Vehemently, pages 233-242

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 1-5, page 243.

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

  • Interior Castle, Chapter 3: There Are Many Kinds Of Locutions, pages 244-261

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 1-8, page 261.

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

  • Interior Castle, Chapter 4: God Concludes The Betrothal When He Gives the Soul an Ecstasy, pages 262-281

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 281.