MEETINGS

 

1st Friday, 6:30 PM

Meeting place:

Mount Carmel Spiritual Centre

7020 Stanley Avenue

Niagara Falls, Ont.

L2G 7B7

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 March 2019. 

If you feel you may have a vocation in Carmel, please browse this site, read our information pamphlet and contact us using the above form.  Thank You.

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.

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...

UPCOMING EVENTS

[Optional] Jul 11-16, 2021

Retreat in the Carmelite Tradition

In-person

More details closer to the date.

[Optional] Jul 19-21, 2021

Virtual Symposium

Online

Presented by CINA. More details closer to the date.

[Optional] July 16, 2021

Solemnity of Our Lady of Mount Carmel

St Martin of Tours Church

In-person

Virgin Mary of Mount Carmel LCC is hosting a parish celebration on the Solemnity of Our Lady of Mount Carmel. Lay Carmelites from around the region are welcome to attend. 

     St Martin of Tours Church, 1290 McBride Avenue, Mississauga, ON

   

October 2021

Annual Regional Retreat

Plan A

Fri, Oct 1 - Sun, Oct 3, 2021

Mount Carmel Spiritual Centre, Niagara Falls

More details closer to the date.

Plan B

Fri, Oct 1, 2021

St John of the Cross Church, Mississauga

More details closer to the date.

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THE LAY CARMELITES

TITUS BRANDSMA LCC (#5816 - NIAGARA FALLS, ON)