St. Anna's Catholic Church


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St Anna’s Lay Carmelites

“In the heart of the Church, my vocation is love.” - St. Therese of Lisieux

“What a great favor God does to those He places in the company of good people!” – St. Teresa of Avila

“I see God in the work of his hands and the marks of his love in every visible thing, and it sometimes happens that I am seized by a supreme joy which is above all other joys.” – Blessed Titus Brandsma

We are pilgrims following an ancient path. Those who are drawn by the Carmelite Tradition are often pilgrims to places unknown, trusting the testimony of others who have taken the same ancient path. (The Searching Heart -John Welch, O.Carm)

The Lay Carmelite Community is a spiritual way of life for those answering a special call from God to live their evangelical life under the direction of the Carmelite Order. St. Anna's Members meet on a regular basis and follow a rule of life and prayer. If you feel called to a deeper commitment of your Baptismal promises, feel free to visit the St. Anna's Lay Carmelite community the 3rd Sunday of the month from 1:30pm - 3:45pm in the Religious Education 8th grade Classroom (Room # - TBD).



  Director:        Barbara Ginn            404-538-0520

  Formation:    Valerie Urmetz         404-630-8091

  Council:         Beverly Sabatino      770-207-0261


St. Anna's Lay Carmelite Meeting - 2017



2013 Carmelite Retreat at Monastery of the Holy Spirit, Conyers, GA - 3/3/13


2014 Carmelite Retreat (click here).


2014 St. Anna's Carmelite activities (click here).


Photos of Carmelite's activities (click here).


Photos Our Lay Carmelite Community - August 13, 2015

at the night shelter downtown Atlanta (click here).


Photos of Carmelite's activities (Sept 2015) (click here).


Lay Carmelite Convocation (Sept 26 & 27, 2015) (click here).


Lay Carmelite Community (Feb 10, 2018) (click here).



Carmelites' Links of interest:


Lay Carmelites Province of Pure Heart of Mary -


Carmelies on Facebook -


Order of Carmelites -


Carmelnet -


Lay Carmelities of Georgia -


Divine Office Liturgy of the Hours -

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