Community Announcements

Here you'll find information about events specific to our local community (Our Lady of Mercy) and details about events for the Bay Area Region and our Province (the Most Pure Heart of Mary). See the News section for events sponsored by the Order around the world.

Nada Te Turbe — A Virtual Choir of Carmelites

Nada te turbe Virtual ChoirA Virtual Choir for Our Times. In August 2014, this virtual choir was published to YouTube in celebration of St. Teresa of Jesus’ 500th birthday. Although Teresa wrote Nada te turbe over 500 years ago, the message is much needed in today’s world. “Let nothing make you afraid. ... God alone suffices.” Listen here
P.S. “Nada Te Turbe” is one of two official VMG virtual choirs and is made up of Carmelite Nuns and Seculars from around the world. It is accompanied by the Teresian Orchestra of St. James Cathedral in Seattle, Washington, USA. Music composed by Claire Sokol, OCD.

Holy Week Online

The Crucifixion by MontofaroSusan, the director of Our Lady of Mercy Lay Carmelite Community, offers suggestions for participating in Holy Week services online. Included are recommendations from Cindy Perazzo, Provincial Coordinator for our Province (Mass at the National Shrine and Museum of St. Thérèse and other Carmelite resources). Other suggestions include YouTube Masses and online Adoration. We may be sheltering-in-place, but we are not alone.

Community News, February 2020

Our Lady of Mercy Lay CarmelitesRead the news from our February 2020 community meeting. Included is information about our Regional Lenten Gathering and our members who will be advancing in their Carmelite vocation. Because we have two meetings in February, there will be no community meeting in March. Read the whole article for more details and to find out about our Ongoing Formation homework for the next community meeting.