Welcome to the 2017 Provincial Chapter

June 16, 2017

We welcome our Carmelite brothers to the 43rd Provincial Chapter of the Carmelite Province of the Most Pure Heart of Mary!

As we gather at Mount Carmel Spiritual Centre in Niagara Falls, Ontario, Canada from June 19–23, 2017, we look forward to celebrating together our Carmelite vocation in which we live in allegiance to Jesus Christ through Prayer, Community and Service.

Our theme is: Touched by Fire: God’s Transforming Love. We all have experiences of God’s transforming love; we know the challenges and find encouragement in these experiences. As we take this opportunity to gather for the usual business of a Chapter, we also have the opportunity to pray and worship together.

We gather from several countries, different cultures, various experiences of Church; we are men of various ages who have experienced different initial and on-going formation. But we share in common our lifelong devotion to the Carmelite Way of life, under the guidance of Carmel’s prophet, Elijah, and our Mother Mary.

During the Chapter we will have several opportunities to continue to reflect on our experiences and articulate our convictions and vision for the future God is calling us to live. With increased devotion and determination we want to continue to be faithful to the Lord, so that in many and various ways we may serve God’s people always and everywhere.

May Our Lady of Mount Carmel grace us and the Holy Prophet Elijah fill us with a burning zeal during this week.

Follow the link at the bottom of this post to read “A Prayer for the June 2017 Provincial Chapter”

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