Community News, September 2021

Our Lady of Mercy Lay Carmelites

Community and Regional News — September 2021

  • Regional Day of Recollection. Christine Campbell has organized a face-to-face Day of Recollection for November. The theme is “Called to Carmel and Called to Holiness.” It will be held in San Francisco on November 13. Fee for the day is $25, which will be collected upon arrial at the time of registration. Georgia and Carmencita, after a very long pandemic delay, will be making their final profession at the event. Congratulations to Georgia and Carmencita!
  • November Community Meeting. Due to the Day of Recollection, there will be no community meeting in November.
  • Community Elections. Election time is almost here. Our next election will be held in December. We need at least three members to run for the Council positions of Formation Director, Secretary, and Treasurer. Almost all members are eligible. This includes everyon in Phase II. Please pray about this and seriously consider serving your community on the Council. Next month we will ask for your decisions and then hold the election in December.
  • Next Community Meeting. The next regular community meeting will be held on Sunday, October 17, in the Fireside Room, from 2:00-4:00 p.m. Ongoing Formation and Lection Divina for September are listed below.


Next Meeting — October 17, 2021

February Community Meeting: October 17, 2021 in the Fireside Room, from 2:00-5:00 p.m.

October Ongoing Formation Homework

  • Into Your Hands Father, Abandoning Ourselves to the God Who Loves Us: Obeying God’s Will, Openness and Availability, pages 58-60
  • Study questions: Study Guide, pages 15, questions 1-2.

October Lectio Divina

Lectio Divina for October 17TH community meeting is the gospel reading for Sunday: Mark 10:35-45.

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 meetings
  • Ongoing Formation
    Information about our current required reading and homework for each month of this year’s ongoing formation classes
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Susan is a former director (2016-2021) of Our Lady of Mercy Lay Carmelite Community.