Community News, February 2016

Our Lady of Mercy Lay Carmelites

Community and Regional News

  • March 13
    Next month we will begin studying the Interior Castle for our ongoing formation. Our first assignment will be the General Introduction and the Prologue. See “Ongoing Formation Homework” below for more details. Please talk to Ann if you have not yet ordered your copy of the book.
  • April 30
    The Spring Regional Day of Recollection will be held in San Francisco at St. Teresa of Avila church on April 30. At this meeting, the new Council members (Julie, Susan M., Susan S. and Beth) will be installed. The cost to attend is $45 for individuals and $75 for married couples. Please fill out a registration form if you plan to attend. Give the form to Ann and your payment to Julie.
    Details and registration form here
  • March 6
    On March 6, there will be a workshop/presentation given at St. Teresa of Avila church in San Francisco. The event runs from 1:00 to 4:00 and the topic presented is the Methodology of Climbing the Mountain for Phase II Formation. Catherine is one of the three presenters. If you plan to participate, you will need to read Chapters 1 and 2 of the book beforehand. Please bring your Liturgy of the Hours, Phase II Formation Manual, Climbing the Mountain and your scapular.

Next Month

Next Month’s Community Meeting: March 13 – St. Matthew’s classroom, DaSousa House

Ongoing Formation Homework

  • Interior Castle: General Introduction and Prologue, pages 3–32.
  • Study question for General Introduction: Can you name an aspect of your spirituality, faith, or Carmelite vocation that you have come to understand more clearly as you have matured in your faith. Please explain.
  • Study questions for the Prologue: bottom of page 32.

March Lectio Divina

Lectio Divina for March 13TH community meeting is John 8:1-11

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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Susan is the director of Our Lady of Mercy Lay Carmelite Community.