News from British Province of Carmelite Friars
Updated: 9 hours 37 min ago
Carmelite religious and laity are encouraged to take part in a lobby of parliament on 15th May, calling for justice in the production and distribution of food.
In the summer edition of the Carmelite newsletter from Faversham, the Prior Provincial and two other friars reflect on the Order's mission, and the challenges facing the new pope.
Making decisions about the future ministry of the Carmelites in Britain, in a spirit of prayer and dialogue, was the focus of the recent Annual General Meeting of the British Province.
European Carmelite friars who have made solemn profession of vows within the last 10 years took part in a meeting with the Prior General in Easter Week at Salamanca.
A number of Carmelites have taken part in the Easter pilgrimage to Lourdes organised by HCPT - The Pilgrimage Trust, which brings thousands of children to the Marian shrine.
Carmelites are amazed but delighted that Brother Gerard Walsh has been made a Cardinal by Pope Francis.
In recent weeks the Prior General has been travelling in North America, the Dominican Republic, Spain and Italy.
A friar of the British Province of Carmelites, Fr. Kevin Alban, O.Carm., delivered the annual lecture of the Carmelite Institute in Washington, D.C., on 16th March.
The Spring 2013 edition of The Carmelite News from St. Jude's National Shrine at Faversham is now available online.
Pope Francis has spoken of his hope that Archbishop Oscar Romero, revered by Carmelites and other Christians worldwide, will soon be beatified.
The Superiors General of the two major branches of the Carmelite Family are to hold joint meetings at Aylesford Priory, prompting a major celebration of Carmel on 12th May.
It is with sadness, but trusting in the mercy of God, that the British Province of Carmelites has learned of the death of Walter Whitman, a leading member of our Third Order.
Building communities that offer solidarity whilst embracing diversity was the topic for the Ebor Lecture delivered by Revd. Dr. Giles Fraser in York on 6th March.
Following the announcement of Pope Benedict's retirement, the Carmelite Prior General has written to the Holy Father thanking him for his ministry and recalling significant moments for Carmel.
At the start of Lent, Carmelite religious and laity in Britain who are supporting RCIA candidates as godparents, sponsors and catechists, attended the Rite of Election in their local cathedrals.
The Prior Provincial of the British Province of Carmelites, Fr. Wilfrid McGreal, is focussing on "Compassion" as the theme for his Lenten reflections on BBC radio, now in their 20th year.
The Carmelite-served parish in Walworth hosted the Catholic Association's Annual General Meeting in mid-February, meaning that the Province pilgrimage to Lourdes is six months away.
A Carmelite nun explains how a new National Vocations Framework will help in the understanding, communication, and discernment of vocations at local level.
A Carmelite friar and lay Carmelite from Britain have been awarded academic fellowships in recognition and support of their scholarly work in the field of history.
On 11th February, feast of Our Lady of Lourdes, Brother Gerard (Ged) Walsh was ordained deacon in York by Bishop Terence Patrick Drainey.