THE LAY CARMELITES
BLESSED TRINITY LAY CARMELITE COMMUNITY (#5815)
Ontario and NW New York Region | Blessed Trinity LCC
We are a community of Catholic laity and belong to the Lay Carmelite Order of the Blessed Virgin Mary. 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 of Carmelite charism of contemplative prayer, community and ministry.
Our community was formed on November 30, 2010. Lourdes and Daniel are our founding members. To date, our community has grown to sixteen members.
We meet on the second Saturday of the month at St. Luke's Parish, 39 Green Lane, Thornhill, for prayers and ongoing formation.
The Annunciation (cropped), by Leonardo da Vinci. License.
CALL TO CARMEL
"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.
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, Bl Titus Brandsma, and others. In North America, the Third Order Secular branch of the Order is commonly known as the Lay Carmelites.
During the COVID-19 pandemic, meetings are held online via Zoom, and are optional.
Monthly: 2nd Sat, 10 AM
Inquiry: postponed until after pandemic
Phase I: 2nd Mon, 7 PM
Phase II: 2nd Thu, 7 PM
Lectio divina: every Sat, 10 PM
Sat, Nov 28, 2020
Advent Day of Recollection
More details closer to the date.
OCTOBER 2020 UPDATES
Birthdays: Happy birthday to Pina!
Lidia, Reception (2011)
2. Banner Pole
We received a donation of a flagpole and stand for our community banner. The banner will be displayed a meetings and events when we resume face-to-face meetings.