News from British Province of Carmelite Friars
Updated: 1 hour 52 min ago
The Carmelite Family in York celebrated Sister Gemma of the Infant Jesus's 60 years of religious life at Thicket Priory in mid-June.
The President of the Discalced Carmelite Secular Order in England, Jane Nicholson, has been awarded the MBE in the Queen's Birthday Honours for her charity work in Romania.
As committed partners in ecumenical dialogue, Carmelites in Britain have welcomed the first meeting between Pope Francis and the Archbishop of Canterbury Justin Welby.
The British Province of Carmelites is seeking to appoint a Development Manager, based at the National Shrine of St. Jude in Faversham, to help advance the Order's ministry.
On 10th June Carmelite religious and laity joined with other pilgrims to pray at the Shrine of St. William in the crypt of York Minster.
Carmelite tertiary Sylvia Lucas shares a report on her experience as a volunteer advising on the development of schools in Zambia.
Members and friends of the Carmelite Family in Britain are welcoming a Pilgrimage for Peace and Economic Justice as it currently travels from Iona to London.
Members and friends of the Carmelite Family were among the 45,000 people who took part in the "Big IF" rally in London on 8th June, calling for an end to global hunger.
Scholars from Britain, Germany and Italy took part in a workshop in Dresden to explore the Carmelite Order's sense of history and identity in the Middle Ages.
A number of Discalced (Teresian) Carmelites are further on the road to being beatified (declared "Blessed") following approval by Pope Francis.
"Wind: A Sign of the Holy Spirit" is the theme of the Carmelite NGO's day of prayer for World Environment Day on 5th June 2013.
Following the recent lobby of Parliament, Carmelites will be joining thousands of others in London to pray and rally against global hunger, coinciding with the G8 summit.
On the feast of Our Lady of Doncaster (4th June), we share an update from the guardians who are developing this site of Marian devotion with Carmelite origins.
On the feast of Corpus Christi a student at the University of York was baptised during the Sunday celebration of Mass on campus.
Leading Bible scholar Fr. Nicholas King, S.J., was the speaker at the June meeting of Carmel in the City spirituality group in London.
On the feast of Saint Simon Stock, the General Councils of the two oldest branches of Carmel (O.Carm. and O.C.D.) issued a joint letter reflecting on their meetings at Aylesford.
Britain's National Shrine of Saint Jude served by the Carmelite Friars at Faversham now has its own account on the social-networking service Twitter.
In the last week of May Carmelite laity and religious joined with parishioners in the Yorkshire town of Knaresbrough for a pilgrimage to a 600-year old Marian shrine.
Brother Gerard Walsh has made his commitment as a member of the Hospitalite (welcoming service) in Lourdes.
A special celebration of Carmelite spirituality was held at Aylesford Priory on 12th May at the start of meetings between the General Councils of the Carmelite and Discalced Carmelite Orders.