Carmelite Explorers are drawn by the richness of the tradition that is Carmel and all that it offers on our journey to God.
In 2003 two Carmelites and two lay people formed a group who came together for prayer and for sharing a vision of Carmelite spirituality. They took the name “Explorers” quite deliberately, to reflect the search together for the meaning of the Carmelite tradition today.
Carmelite Explorers meet in Terenure College, on the second Saturday of each month after 9.30 Mass until 12.30.
The monthly meeting is a source of enrichment, it opens us to God’s love present and active in our lives.
Each month we ‘explore’ themes or topics from the Carmelite tradition, such as prayer, the spiritual journey, seeking and finding God. Key figures illustrate this living heritage; Mary, Elijah, Teresa of Avila, John of the Cross, Thérèse of Lisieux, Elizabeth of the Trinity, Edith Stein and Titus Brandsma.
Following a break for a 'cuppa' time is spent in a prayerful reading and sharing of a passage from a Carmelite writer. Conscious that ‘the path to Carmel begins in a place of attentiveness to God’, participants relate the reading to their daily lives.
In January 2009 the Provincial of the Carmelite Friars of the Irish Province gave official recognition to the Explorers group as an authentic expression of Carmelite life within the Carmelite Family.
If you would like to come and see or if you would like more information please contact:
- Denise Patterson (01) 494 4870
- Mary Forrest (01) 298 5099 (evenings only)
- Mary Prendergast 087 249 8403