by Sr. Margie McGuire “Entertaining Angels”
Through the light of Christ, we all have the potential to be angels to each other.
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“Prayer to Know God’s Will”
by St. Therese of Lisieux
"Lord, grant that I may always allow myself to be guided by you…"

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by Sr. Margie McGuire"Haiti Update"
Early photos of our January 2014 trip.
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2014 Fall Program Schedule
Classes, Retreats, Days of Reflection, Sunday Sabbaths
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Welcome to the Carmelite Community of the Word

“The Word became flesh and made his dwelling among us;
and we have seen his glory, the glory of an only son
coming from the Father, filled with enduring love.”
(John 1:1)

The Carmelite Community of the Word

     is a Religious Institute of Diocesan Right.

          The Sisters pronounce public vows of

               celibate chastity, poverty and obedience

                    and dedicate themselves to apostolic ministry.

Responding in faith to this Word, we see ourselves as primarily as women of prayer who choose to engage ourselves actively in ministerial labors that contribute to the building up of the Body of Christ, particularly in the Diocese of Altoona-Johnstown. Led by the Spirit, we seek this Word as revealed in Scripture and received by the Church in order that our lives might bear fruit in contemplative prayer and apostolic service.

Formed in the tradition of Carmel, we seek first the reign of God through lives that unite prayer, penance and service in such a way that we can be called true daughters of the Church.

DIOCESAN SPONSORED MATTHEW KELLY EVENT INVOLVES CCW SISTERS
Three of our sisters are directly involved in the efforts to bring Matthew Kelly, renowned speaker and author to our Altoona-Johnstown Diocese on Saturday, September 27, 2014. Sr. Celeste Ciesieka,
Sr. Theresa Nelen and Sr. Linda LaMagna serve on the Event Team for the planning and effecting of the day. Founder of Dynamic Catholic and internationally known speaker on “Living your Catholic Faith with Passion and Purpose,” will address an audience of over a thousand people at St. Francis University on September 27. The day begins with Bishop Mark Barchak leading Morning Prayer at 8:10 a.m. followed by Matthew Kelly presentations beginning at 9:00 a.m. The day ends at 1:30 a.m.

Tickets are available on the Diocesan web page for $39.00 for adults and $15.00 for Teens and College students. Go to www.dioceseaj.org. Click on the Matthew Kelly Event to register.

For more information contact Sr. Linda LaMagna at 814-674-3712.

Carmelite Community of the Word Elects New Leadership
On March 14, 2014, the Carmelite Community of the Word elected the new Administration Team to serve in leadership of the community for the next four years. The new team consists of Sr. Nancy Spence, Administrator General; Sr. Marjorie McGuire, Vicar General; and General Councilors: Sr. Maryann Palko, Sr. Linda LaMagna, and Sr. Cindy Burns. The members of the new Council were installed by Bishop Mark Bartchak on March 15 at a Eucharistic Liturgy celebrated at the Carmelite Community of the Word Incarnation Center in Gallitzin.

Pictured left to right. Standing: Bishop Mark Bartchak, Sr. Linda LaMagna, Sr. Cindy Burns, Sr. Maryann Palko. Seated: Sr. Nancy Spence, Sr. Margie McGuire.

 

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