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1st Saturday, 9:30 AM

(Parish Mass 8:30 AM)

St Luke’s Catholic Church
39 Green Lane

Thornhill, ON L3T 6K5

"Welcome! We are a community of Roman Catholic women and men who belong to the Lay Carmelites, the Third Order Secular branch of the Carmelite Order. Our mission is to follow Christ in love, to seek the kingdom of God, to sanctify and to transform the secular world through the participation in the Carmelite charisms of contemplative prayer, community and ministry. It is an ancient path followed by laity since 1210, and embraced by religious such as St Teresa of Avila, St Therese of Lisieux, St John of the Cross, St Titus Brandsma, and others.


Blessed Trinity started as a spirituality group in March 2009, and became a community on November 30, 2010. We continued to operate online during the COVID pandemic, and are glad to be back to face-to-face meetings and accepting new candidates.

We meet on the first Saturday of the month at St. Luke's Parish in Thornhill.


If you feel you may have a vocation in Carmel, please browse this site, read our information pamphlet, and contact us to discuss your vocation.




Blessed Trinity LCC

The Annunciation (cropped), by Leonardo da Vinci

The Annunciation (cropped), by Leonardo da Vinci. License.



"Then Mary said, 'Here am I, the servant of the Lord; let it be with me according to your word.' "

- Luke 1.38, NRSV


"I wanted Carmel as soon as I knew about it. I find all the aspirations of my soul are fulfilled in this Order."

- St. Therese of Lisieux, Story of a Soul, Manuscript A, 54v

Many and varied are the ways (Rule, 2) in which God calls people to follow Jesus Christ. Read about the Carmelite journey of some of our members.

Read about the Carmelite journey

Saint Albert Presents the Rule of Carmel (cropped), by Pietro Lorenzetti

St Albert Presents Rule, (cropped) by Pietro Lorenzetti. License.



"Now therefore have all Israel assemble for me at Mount Carmel."

- 1 Kings 18.19, NRSV


"All must be friends, all must loved, all must be held dear, all must be helped."

- St Teresa of Avila, The Way of Perfection (ICS) 4.7

The Carmelites are an 800-year old religious family whose members include revered doctors and saints of the Church, such as St Teresa of Avila, St John of the Cross, St Titus Brandsma, and others. In North America, the Third Order Secular branch of the Order is commonly known as the Lay Carmelites.

Learn more about the Lay Carmelites

For More Information...

For announcements, events, resources, prayer requests, contact form, and other information, visit our BT LCC Member Page.

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