The October -December issue of Mount Carmel is now available.

It contains articles on: St Therese of Lisieux, St Teresa of Avila, Br Laurence of the Resurrection and the Poetry of G.M. Hopkins.

New Carmelite Cardinal

Pope Francis has appointed Anders Arborelius, OCD, Bishop of Stockholm as Cardinal Bishop of Stockholm.As Stockholm is the only Catholic Diocese in Sweden, he is effectively Cardinal Bishop of the whole country. He is the first ever Swedish person to be appointed as a member of the College of Cardinals.

Anders Arborelius was born in Switzerland to Swedish parents, who were members of the Lutheran Church. The family returned to Sweden when Anders was very young. Later in life he encountered Catholicism and was converted when he was 20 years old. He became a Discalced Carmelite after reading St Thérèse of Lisieux's autobiography and was ordained to the priesthood in 1979. In 1998 he was appointed Bishop of Stockholm.

Meeting of Provincials in Italy

Fr Michael McGoldrick, Provincial of the Anglo-Irish Province, attended a special meeting of Provincials in Arriccia, outside Rome, from 29 th August to 6 th September.

The meeting was an opportunity for those present to work on specific questions that could help the Order in the task of government over the next few years, as well as encouraging dialogue and support within the various regions of the Order.

Avila Retreats for October

Sat 14 th:  Finding Peace where you are: Des O’Grady and Dee Hennessy
Sat 28 th:  Born to Fly: Margaret Silf

Opening the Gospels: Tom Stone OCD - for 8 consecutive Monday Evenings at 7.30 pm. Starting Oct 2.

Feast of St Teresa of Avila

St Teresa’s Feastday will be celebrated in all Carmelite houses on Sunday 14 th October. Check the various websites for further information.

Secular Order Retreat

The annual OCDS retreat will take place in Knock, from 6 th to 8 th October. The retreat will be given by John Grennan OCD.

School of Prayer

The 2017 – ’18 School of Prayer started in Avila Retreat Centre on 9 th September. There are over 30 participants.
The course, which continues till May 2018, is open to all who wish to deepen their experience of prayer and explore the journey of prayer with others.

St Thérèse of Lisieux 1 st October

To mark the Feastday of St Thérèse of Lisieux, The Little Flower, a Triduum to took place in several of our houses.

Large crowds attended the Triduum in Derry which was given by Vincent O’Hara OCD and in Berkeley Road, led by Willie Moran OCD.