Upcoming Event: May 27th Secular Carmelite Meeting!
Secular Carmelite Meetings for 2018
Our meetings are held on the second floor of the Carmelite Monastery, just above the Chapel. Formation is held at 4:00 pm and the general meetings at 5:00 pm. The following list consists of meeting dates for 2018. All meetings take place on the last Sunday of each month, except December. (See the Upcoming Events Page for further information.)
Jan. 28 Feb. 25 Mar. 25 April 29 May 27 June 24
July 29 Aug. 26 Sept. 30 Oct. 28 Nov. 25
Candidates begin the process of becoming Carmelites through the reception of the Scapular, the First Promises, and finally, the Definitive Promises. After Definitive Promises, Secular Carmelites may make Vows. Here, Father Bill, OCDS, from the Peoria Diocese in Illinois, continues his spiritual journey with the optional step of making his Vows.
Corpus Christi Altar
Every year on Corpus Christi Sunday, our Secular Carmelite Community joins other organizations in decorating an altar on the monastery grounds.
Bake Sales Supporting Carmelite Missions
This bake sale supported the Carmelite Missions in Rwanda/Burundi.
Phil works his station as the grill master while other members relax together on a summer's day in June (see in picture gallery below).
Renewal of Profession
Father Bill, OCDS, of the Diocese of Peoria, Illinois, renews his vows in the Carmelite monastery church.
Each month, a different member takes the statue of Our Lady of Mount Carmel home.