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Community News, January 2023

Our Lady of Mercy Lay CarmelitesRead the news from our January 2023 community meeting. Included is information about the dates and locations for our meetings in 2023, details about our Regional Day of Recollection in February, and the next book we’ll be studying in Ongoing Formation. Read the whole article for more details and to find out about our Ongoing Formation homework for the next community meeting.

Feast of Saint John of the Cross

St. John of the Cross (1542-1591)

Saint John of the Cross

Feast Day: December 14

Saint John of the Cross was born on June 24, 1542 at Fontiveros, Old Castile and died on December 14, 1591 in Úbeda, a city in the province of Jaén, Andalusia. He was a Spanish Catholic priest, mystic, and a Carmelite friar. He is a major figure of the Counter-Reformation in Spain, and he is one of the thirty-seven Doctors of the Church.

Live Adoration Online

Live Adoration: EWTN Chapel — Available from 6 AM to 3 PM PT

Live Perpetual AdorationLive Perpetual Adoration: Tyburn Convent, London — Available 24 hours a day. Click the “Picture-in-Picture” icon to keep a small window on your desktop so that you can adore whenever you are on your computer. Or click the “full screen” icon and set aside an hour to spend in adoration.