November 1, 2021
Our Lady holding the infant Jesus, praying for souls.

November: Dedicated to the Holy Souls

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By Maureen William OCDS,
Christchurch President

Dear brothers and sisters in Carmel,

“I am the resurrection and the life; he who believes in me, though he die, yet shall live, and whoever lives and believes in me shall never die.”

November – dedicated to the holy souls. We pray for our deceased family members, friends, loved ones and especially for those who don’t have anyone to pray for them. May God bring the dead into His light and comfort them with His presence.

"Eternal rest grant unto them, O Lord, and let your perpetual light rest upon them. May they rest in peace. Amen."

We look forward to our annual OCDS retreat; this year it is the weekend of the 26th (Friday) to the 28th (Sunday) and will be led and guided by Fr Sean-Mary Britto, CSJ.

Please continue to pray for the success of our retreat; we need many prayers during these uncertain and challenging times. 

May God bless each of you and your families with peace and joy.

Blessings in Carmel,

Maureen William, OCDS

Christchurch's Peace of Christ Community President

Read more in November’s newsletter