In addition to attending monthly community meetings as well as regional, national and international gatherings of the Third Order, Lay Carmelites have a range of resources for keeping in contact with one another, building up bonds of fraternity.
is the magazine of the Carmelite Third Order Secular in Britain, but is read more widely by people around the world interested in Carmelite spirituality and news. Assumpta
is produced 6 times a year.
Assumpta magazine is a major resource for
communication and formation in the Third Order.
Each issue contains articles on Carmelite
spirituality written at a popular but thought-provoking level, some of which are followed by
questions for individual reflection or for group sharing. Items of
current news, of interest to members of the Carmelite Family
, and notice
of new Carmelite publications and forthcoming events, are a regular feature. The cost of
in the annual contribution which Tertiaries in the British Province are
encouraged to give to support the development of the Third Order (see the next section for details). Non-members of the Third Order in Britain who would like to
subscribe, anywhere in the world, are welcome to do so by completing the subscription form, which can be downloaded (in PDF
format) by clicking here.
For more information about Assumpta
please contact the National Secretary of the Third Order:
Mrs. Veronica M. Errington
Carmel in the World
The central publishers of the Carmelite Curia in Rome, 'Edizioni Carmelitane', produce
an English-language periodical for Lay Carmelites three times a year called Carmel in the World
. It contains excellent articles for formation and reflection, as well as a digest of international Carmelite news.
Carmelite News services
A number of Lay Carmelites are kept in touch with the wider Order by subscribing to electronic Carmelite news services, such as the emailings of the British Province, and CITOC Carmelite News from the Curia in Rome.
The Third Order has a group page on Facebook. To visit the page, click on the logo below.