October 1, 2021
Our Lady of Mt Carmel holding the Infant Jesus and a scapular, preceded by a rosary.

October: Dedicated to the Holy Rosary

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By Maureen William OCDS,
Christchurch President

Dear brothers and sisters in Carmel,

Hope you are all safe and keeping good health. It was indeed disappointing not to be able to meet in September for both our Community meeting and Bethany Day. God willing all shall be well and back to normal before our next meeting in October.

October – dedicated to the Holy Rosary. It is also the special month where we celebrate the feasts of the two great Carmelite saints: St Therese of the Child Jesus on 1st October, and, that of our mother and foundress St Teresa of Jesus on 15th October. Eternal gratitude to God for His love in gifting these great Carmelite role models to us.  

"Even when you are in the kitchen, Our Lord is moving among pots and pans." - St Teresa of Avila

Due to the uncertainty of alert level changes, Odette has indicated that she shall not be making her First Promise at our October meeting. We shall advise any further decision as soon as it is available. Please continue to keep Odette in your prayers.

Prayers, please, that all goes well with our forthcoming annual retreat in November. Also please pray unceasingly for the many prayer requests asked of us.  

May God bless you and your precious family always.

Blessings in Carmel,

Maureen William, OCDS

Christchurch's Peace of Christ Community President