The Carmelite sisters will once again celebrate a triduum of events for the Feast of Our Lady of Mount Carmel. The weekend of July 13-15, will be a time to focus on our “place” in the cosmos, said Sister Frances Horner, O.C.D.
For the feast the sisters will be concentrating on the ecological health and treasures of the Chesapeake Bay. On July 13 at 7 p.m. there will be a presentation about the “Magnificent Chesapeake” by Denise Breitburg, Ph.D, a senior scientist with the Smithsonian Environmental Research Center and head of the Marine and Estuarine Ecology lab. Dr. Breitburg is interested in the links between animal behavior, ecological processes and human influence in coastal systems. She will speak about oyster reef restoration and the impact of nutrient inflows on the bay and agricultural systems.
On July 14 at 7 p.m. there will be a guided contemplative prayer for the healing of the earth and the bay. The group will gather for Lectio Divina, silent prayer. The following day there will be a Mass at 9 a.m. to celebrate Our Lady of Mount Carmel.
All events will be held at the Carmelite Monastery, 1318 Dulaney Valley Road, Towson. For more information call 410-823-7415.