Community News, July 2022

Our Lady of Mercy Lay Carmelites

Community and Regional News — July 2022

  • Regional Day of Recollection. The upcoming Regional Day of Recollection will be held on Saturday, August 27, 2022 at 8:30am – 2:00pm. It will take place at the Carmelite House of Prayer, 20 Mount Carmel Drive, Napa, CA 94558. Registration is $25.00, to be paid at the door. Carmencita will be fully professed at this meeting. Please indicate to Marilou if you will be attending so we have a count and plan on carpooling. We need to submit our total count to the Regional Coordinator so they can determine the amount of food to provide.
  • No August Community Meeting. There will be no community meeting in August. Please attend the Regional Day of Recollection on Saturday, August 27 instead (details above).
  • Regional Visitation Change. Our Regional Coordinator, Christine Campbell, and Regional Formation Director, Patrick Bowles, will be visiting our community on October 16, 2022 at around 2:00 pm.
  • Carmel’s Call. We are still awaiting our printed copies of the revised Carmel’s Call, Twelfth Edition.
  • Donation. The Community Council agreed to make a donation to the Holy Spirit Church Arts and Environment Ministry for flowers for this weekend Masses.


Next Meeting — September 18, 2022

Community Meeting: September 18, 2022 in the Lower Conference Room (Church downstairs, left), from 2:00-5:00 p.m.

Ongoing Formation Homework

  • Into Your Hands Father, Abandoning Ourselves to the God Who Loves Us: Saint John of the Cross’ View, pages 87
  • Study questions: Study Guide, pages 21, questions 1-5. (For Further Study, John 14:13 — Part of the “Last Discourses”)

Lectio Divina

Lectio Divina for September 18TH community meeting is the gospel reading for the Twenty Fifth Sunday in Ordinary TIme: Luke 10:38-42.

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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Lourdes is the director (2022- ) of Our Lady of Mercy Lay Carmelite Community.