Who is a member of the Society of the Incarnation? A member of the Society of the Incarnation is an individual who knows the Carmelite Community of the Word and feels an affinity with our charism and the spirituality of the Carmelite tradition as they seek a deeper relationship with God.
Members identify within themselves the relevance of the mission of the Carmelite Community of the Word and believe that membership in the Society of the Incarnation enables them to bring that mission to bear fruit in their lives. Thus they support the ministries of the Carmelite Community of the Word in prayer and action.
The Carmelite Community of the Word supports members of the Society through prayer, enrichment and ministerial opportunities and personal support.
Members of the Society of the Incarnation are: Catholics in good standing and supports the teaching and mandates of the Catholic Church. Women and men of at least 21 years of age, and willing to commit to the formation process for membership in the Society and on-going expectations of participation.
Members of the Society of the Incarnation make a commitment of three years.
Our Lord does not come from Heaven every day to stay in a golden ciborium.
He comes to find another heaven, the heaven of our soul in which He loves to dwell.
St. Therese of Lisieux
May 2, 2023
Dear Society Members,
Each year we honor Our Lady of Mount Carmel with a novena of prayers from July 15 thru July 23. This year on Sunday, July 23 we would like to invite you to spend an afternoon of reflection at Incarnation Center and to close our novena.
The theme for the afternoon will be Carmelite Saints and the Eucharist. In light of the Eucharistic Revival it seems appropriate for us to spend some time in prayer and reflection on the eucharistic life of Carmel. The tentative schedule is as follows:
1:00 PM Arrival
1:45 PM Carmelites and the Eucharist 1
Time for private prayer
3:00 PM Carmelites and the Eucharist 2
Time for private prayer
4:30 PM Evening Prayer
5:00 PM Outdoor Supper
7:00 PM Outdoor Mass at the Basilica for those who are able to attend.
I hope you will be able to join us for this time of enrichment and prayer. You are welcome to invite family or other guests to participate as well.
In order to plan the meal, please let us know by July 10 if you attend and if you plan to bring guests. communityofficeCCW@gmail.com
Sending warm greetings,