Carmelite Symposium
Pope Francis Points the Way for Carmel
June 25-29, 2017
Loyola University - Lake Shore Campus | Chicago, IL
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International Laity Congress
September 16-22, 2018
Sassone, Italy
(No further information available at this time.)  


Dates – July 19-21, 2019
Place – Hilton Chicago (Michigan Avenue)
Theme – Elijah: Inner Fire – Outward Zeal
Keynote Speaker – Most Reverend Fernando Millan, O.Carm. (Prior General)
Other Major Speakers - William Harry, O. Carm. (Prior Provincial),
Joseph Chalmers, O. Carm., Glenn Snow, O. Carm.

Remember in Prayers

The following Lay Carmelites who entered eternal life in recent months:

Barbara Schlonga - 4.9.17 - Texarkana, AR
Gerry Stiegart - 5.19.17 - Lemont, IL
Sandra MacNeil - -.-.- - Haifax, NS Canada
Rose Paloma - 5.9.17 - Farifield, CA
Lucille L. Wade - 4.26.17 - Fairfield, CA
Dorothy Freeland - -.-.- - Richmond, IN
Nelly Aquire - -.-.- - San Ysidro, CA
Bernice Leahy - -.-.- - Little Canada, MN
Nita Taboy - 12.-.17 - Glendale, AZ
John Kaprik - 12.18.15 - -,NC
Joe McDonald - 4.10.17 - Nova Scotia, CANADA
Ann Marie Rowe - 10.18.16 - Columbus, NC
Alicia Davis - -.-.- - New Orleans, LA
Mary Tovo - 3.9.17 - Birmingham, AL
Margaret Tipton - 4.-.17 - Fairfield, CA
Margo West - 3.-.17 - -,CA
Maria Compagno - 10.11.16 - New Orleans, LA

Recent Lay Carmelite Articles

The Courage to Love

Do Not Be Afraid: The Carmelite Saints on the Fear of Death

Let Nothing Make Us Afraid

The Gift of Silence, Solitude and "The Cell"

SELFLESS... A Mother's Love


The Paradoxical Effect of Silence in Interpersonal Relationships

We are a Monastery on the Hill - We are a Monastery in the City (Part 1)

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