Discalced Carmelite Friars

Province of St. Thérèse


This blog offers news, reflections, and ramblings from the woods and hallways of Marylake Monastery, our province's house of prayer in rural Arkansas.

~Fr. John Michael Payne, OCD


In Memoriam


Fr. John Michael Payne, OCD, a Discalced Carmelite Friar of the Oklahoma Province of St. Thérèse, has passed away on January 8, 2017.

For those of you who frequent Blog Central, you would know him as one of our regular bloggers. To those of you who knew him even before he started Memos from Marylake, you would also know him as a Carmelite Friar, a priest, a brother, a friend.

It is a grace that Fr. John Michael died on the Feast of the Lord's Epiphany – a feast of the marvelous and glorious manifestations of the Lord. Let us pray that Fr. John Michael ever see the Lord face to face and live with Him forever.

As a memorial to Fr. John Michael, we will keep Memos from Marylake available for viewing. It will be henceforth in 'archived mode' – no further posts will be made. You may, of course, leave your thoughts, share your prayers, and comment, at the end of this post.

More information on his death will be forthcoming on our Provincial website, www.carmelitefriarsocd.com.

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