Carmelite News Winter 2022
The new Lincolnshire Carmelite Community of St John of the Cross celebrated a wonderful occasion on Saturday 19th November 2022 on the eve of Christ the King when two Members made First Promises and one Member was received into Formation: Karen Jones and Michael Greens’ First Promises and Suzy Kopliku’s Request to be received into Formation were received by Deacon James Hunter, OCDS during the Saturday morning Mass celebrated at The Sacred Heart and St Gilberts Church, Bourne by the Parish Priest, Fr Paul Lloyd. The Ceremony was attended by family and friends who joined in a celebration after Mass before we held our monthly Community Day.
The Lincolnshire Carmelite Community of St John of the Cross comprises a group of lay Catholics in the Nottingham Diocese formed during 2021 when growth in numbers in the St Elizabeth of the Trinity Community of Secular Carmelites then covering Nottinghamshire and Lincolnshire allowed us to form a separate Community for Lincolnshire.
Our Carmelite Communities continue to grow across the Nottingham Diocese as more and more of us feel called by Our Lady of Carmel to seek to live out our baptism as Secular Carmelites by striving for evangelical perfection in the spirit of the evangelical counsels of chastity, poverty and obedience and through the beatitudes according to our state in life.
Anyone living in Lincolnshire feeling called to explore a vocation as a Secular Carmelite can find out more about the Carmelite Community of St John of the Cross through contacting Sandra Buck email firstname.lastname@example.org, or phone/message 07900 582815. We meet on the third Saturday of the month, usually at Our Lady of Lincoln, Laughton Way, Lincoln, starting with 9:30am mass if possible; the Community Day itself starts with Morning Prayer from 10am and, after a day of Contemplation and Study, finishes with Evening Prayer before 4pm.
By Michael Green Lincoln group