2015 Lay Carmelite Convocation in Atlanta

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A brochure and registration information for the upcoming Lay Carmelite Convocation was mailed to all received and professed Lay Carmelites at the end of January 2015. If you did not receive the packet, please contact the Lay Carmelite Office:

Lay Carmelite Office
8501 Bailey Road
Darien, IL 60561
Telephone: (630) 969-5050

The convocation will be held September 25-27, 2015, in downtown Atlanta and is open to members of both North American provinces: the Province of the Most Pure Heart of Mary (PCM) and St. Elias (SEL).

Lay Carmelite Convocation 2015

Carmelite Transformation: A Lifelong Journey
September 25-27, 2015
Hilton Atlanta
255 Courtland St. NE
Atlanta, Georgia 30303

The convocation theme, “Carmelite Transformation: A Lifelong Journey,” will be presented by these major speakers: Prior General Fernando Millán, O.Carm.; former PCM Prior Provincial John Welch, O.Carm.; Carmelite Historian Leopold Glueckert, O.Carm.; and SEL Coordinator of Lay Carmelites Rose Mary Lancellotti, T.O.Carm., with a panel of Lay Carmelites.

The program also includes a number of workshops focusing on practical topics for local communities. Topics for these workshops include:

  • Lay Carmelite's Call to Holiness: What a Balancing Act!
  • Carmelite Spirituality: Ours to Share

In addition to the presentations and workshops, there will also be a Leadership In-Service Day on September 25, 2015, for all interested professed Lay Carmelites. (See separate handout in your packet for registration and details about the in-service day.)

The packet that was mailed out contains information about the Atlanta Hilton, plus a registration form. Convocation registration is $175 and must be received by August 1, 2015. After August 1, the registration fee is $200.

All are encouraged to attend what will be an interesting and informative gathering of Lay Carmelites from the two U.S. provinces.

Convocation Brochure

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Catherine is a member of Our Lady of Mercy Lay Carmelite Community. “An apostle must pay with himself for those he wants to win [for Christ].” Divine Intimacy, 326,2