THE LAY CARMELITES

OUR LADY FLOWER OF CARMEL LAY CARMELITE COMMUNITY (#5804 - Mississauga, ON)

MEETINGS

 

2nd Saturday, 10 AM

No face-to-face meetings during the pandemic. Optional Zoom gatherings.

St. Martin of Tours Catholic Church 1290 McBride Ave, Mississauga, ON L5C 1M8

CONTACT US

Submitted. God bless you!

 

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 May, 1985.  To date, our community has grown to sixteen members.  

 

We meet on the second Saturday of the month at St. Martin of Tours Parish, 1290 McBride Ave, Mississauga, ON L5C 1M8, for prayers and ongoing formation.  

 

Blessings,

Shalini
Community Director

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.

Read about the Carmelite journey

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

THE CARMELITES

 

"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.

Learn more about the Lay Carmelites

For Members...

MEETING SCHEDULE

LCO, Feb 1, 2021: Follow state, local, and diocesan mandates regarding public gatherings. Virtual Monthly and formation meetings are permitted. Percent attendance adjusted if member is unable or uncomfortable with virtual meetings. No new Phase I candidates (see exceptions in Notice) until face-to-face meetings resume. For more information, see the Notice below:

Notice (LCO, Feb 1, 2021)

We are holding meetings online via Zoom. We welcome Lay Carmelites from other communities to join us (use the Contact Us form above).

 

Monthly: 2nd Sat, 10:00 AM - 1:00 PM
Inquiry: postponed until after pandemic
Phase I: 2nd Mon, 7 PM (may vary)
Phase II: 2nd Thu, 7 PM (may vary)


Saturday prayer: every Sat, 10:00 - 11:00 AM

MINISTRY CONTACTS

 

Council

Director: 

Councilor 1/Formation Director: 

Councilor 2/Secretary/Treasurer: 

Ministries

UPCOMING EVENTS

[Optional] Wed, Feb 17 - Sun, Apr 4, 2021

Lenten Gratitude Prayer Journal

Group 1: weekdays, Group 2: Sat 10 AM

Online, via Zoom

Mary Jean will be facilitating Lourdes' Lenten Gratitude Prayer Journal for two groups: daily and weekly. The weekly reflection will take place at the end of our Saturday prayer.

     For more information on the daily prayer group: contact Mary Jean. 

[Optional] Wed, Feb 17 - Sun, Apr 4, 2021

Prayer Guides for the Lenten Journey

Anytime

Online Videos

"Pray each day of Lent with the Carmelites - beginning Ash Wednesday, visit Carmelites.net every day of Lent for a Lenten reflection on the day's Gospel and then to CarmelPrays.com to pray Sant’Angelo-Style night prayer with the Carmelites around the world."

     For more information: visit carmelites.net

[Optional] Wed, Feb 17 - Apr 4, 2021

From Exodus to Ecstacy: Lenten Reflection

Anytime

Online Videos

Sponsored by the Carmelite Institute. Join Fr Christopher LaRocca, OCD, for daily Lenten reflections in From Exodus to Ecstacy: A Pilgrimage into the Transforming Desert of Lent. The series is also available in the Carmelite Institute app for iOS (App Store) and android (Google play).

[Optional] Mon, Feb 22 - Mon, Apr 26

St Therese of Lisieux Spiritual Life Series

7:00 PM - 8:30 PM

Online

Feb 22, Mar 8, Mar 22, Apr 12, Apr 26

"All are welcome to attend a new spiritual life series based on the book The Story of a Soul by St Therese of Lisieux. The new series will begin on Monday, February 22 and will be presented in several bi-weekly segments by Fr. Peter Turrone, pastor of the Newman Centre. Participants will need to purchase the Study Edition of Story of a Soul by Fr. Mark [sic] Foley for the class."

Register: https://thestoryofasoul.eventbrite.ca/

Contact: lenita.lopes@newmantoronto.com

Website: newmantoronto.com

APRIL 2021 ANNOUNCEMENTS

1. Anniversaries

Happy Birthday to: