News

The latest news from the Carmelite Order and from the Bay Area Region.

Also included are details about two electronic newsletters for Lay Carmelites: the Lay Carmelite e-Bulletin, published by the Order, and the Carmelite Review, a quarterly newsletter published by the Carmelite Media Office of the Province of the Most Pure Heart of Mary.

St. Joseph, Patron of Carmel

St. Joseph, Patron of Carmel

A Letter from the Prior General, O.Carm. and Superior General, O.C.D. to the Carmelite Family on the occasion of the 150th anniversary of the proclamation of St. Joseph as Patron of the Universal Church. You can find the text of the document on the website of the Order and download the PDF of the full message in multiple languages.

Free Formation Session — December 12, 2020

Free Formation Session - December 12, 2020The Bay Area Lay Carmelites will present a Free Formation Session entitled “Happiness in Covid Times: A Spiritual Perspective” on December 12, 2020 from 12:00-1:00 p.m. (Pacific Time). This session will be presented by Patrick Bowles, O.Carm., our Regional Formation Director. The session will be conducted via Zoom and is open to all Lay Carmelites and their guests. No registration is required.

Free Formation Session for Lay Carmelites: “Holy People”

Carmelite Institute Webinar September 16, 2017The Bay Area Lay Carmelites will present a Free Formation Session entitled “Holy People: Mother Marianne of Molokai and Ève Lavalliére” on October 22, 2020 from 12:00-1:00 p.m. (Pacific Time). This session will be presented by Patrick Bowles, O.Carm., our new Regional Formation Director. The session will be conducted via Zoom and is open to all Lay Carmelites and their guests. No registration is required.

Letter of the Prior General on the Solemnity of Our Lady of Mount Carmel 2020

Our Lady of Mount Carmel and Míceál O’Neill, O.Carm. (Prior General)

A letter from the Prior General to Carmelite Friars, Contemplative Sisters, Sisters and Brothers of Congregations of Apostolic Life, Members of the Carmelite Third Order, Lay Carmelites in general and all who celebrate the feast of our Lady of Mount Carmel with special devotion: “Mary kept all these things in her heart” (Lk 2,52).

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