On Saturday, April 14, 2018, Therese Hoss of Our Lady of Perpetual Help, Germantown, made temporary promises to the Carmelite Order. Director Billie Rackley, OCarm, and Reverend Bruce Cinquegrani, D. Min., presided. The St. Anne Highland Lay Carmelite Community received her with great joy!
A vocation to Carmel is a lifelong commitment to live and share Carmelite spirituality according to one's state in life. After one year of monthly formation classes, candidates may officially join the community. After two more years of monthly formation classes, they make a temporary, three-year profession of promises. After living as a Lay Carmelite for a period of three years, they may take final promises. The St. Anne Lay Carmelites meet the second Saturday of each month at noon.
For more information about Lay Carmelites, go to carmelscall.com.