Laudetur Iesus Christus! As the Church has now entered into the season of Septuagesima, it is time for us to begin our preparations for Lent. We are all called during this time to increase our prayer, penances, and alms giving.
One way to accomplish this is to enroll your families with the Hermits of Our Lady of Mount Carmel, who will be offering 40 Masses, 40 days of praying the Divine Office (and other daily prayers), and 40 days of penance all for the intention of your family or other enrolled loved ones. This is an amazing spiritual gift.
Here is the link to the enrollment form:
Please make an offering of alms along with this enrollment. Your generous financial sacrifice will bear all the more fruit for your intentions.
Many of you may recall meeting Father Thomas Mary of Jesus. His order of traditional Carmelite hermits resides in the Diocese of Harrisburg Pennsylvania, however, they have visited with our Charlotte community in the past. They are a wonderful group.
May God reward you for these and all of your prayers.