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Statement on behalf of the Carmelite Order following the sentencing of John McClean.
Titus Brandsma: Ethical Resistance in Turbulent Times
“Titus Brandsma: Ethical Resistance in Turbulent Times”. Public Lecture: Wednesday, February 15th at 7.30 pm, in the Thomas Davis Lecture Theatre, Arts Building, Trinity College Dublin.
The following is an update from the Carmelite Safeguarding Office.
Annual Joint Carmelite Pilgrimage to Knock
The annual Carmelite Pilgrimage to Knock will take place on Sunday, September 11th, 2022. The pilgrimage is a great occasion of community and prayer, an opportunity for the Carmelite family and all associated with us to come together at our national shrine.
Mass of Thanksgiving for the Canonisation of Titus Brandsma
To mark the canonisation of Titus Brandsma which took place at St Peter’s, Rome, on Sunday, May 15th, the Irish Province of Carmelites will celebrate a Mass of Thanksgiving at Whitefriar Street Church on Sunday, May 22nd at 4.00 pm.
Carmelite Pilgrimage to Rome for the Canonisation of Titus Brandsma
The Irish Province of Carmelites are organising a pilgrimage to attend the canonisation of Titus Brandsma in Rome from 12th – 17th May, 2022. The canonisation will take place at St Peter’s Square on Sunday 15th May.
Pope Francis announces the Canonisation of Titus Brandsma
Pope Francis announced today that Titus Brandsma, Carmelite and Martyr, will be canonised in May. This news is greeted with joy by the Carmelite Family throughout the world.
The Shrine of Saint Valentine
Each year, thousands of people come to the Shrine of Saint Valentine in Whitefriar Street Church. This short article explains how the relics of the Saint came to rest there and why people visit them.
The Blessing of the Animals
The annual Blessing of the Animals took place on January 17th, 2022. The following account was written by Fr Brian McKay O.Carm. who has recently moved to the Carmelite community there.
A Christmas Message from Michael Troy, O.Carm. Prior Provincial
“The angel said to them, ‘Do not be afraid’; for behold, I proclaim to you good news of great joy that will be for all the people. For today in the city of David a saviour has been born for you who is Messiah and Lord. And this will be a sign for you: you will find an infant wrapped in swaddling clothes and lying in a manger.” Luke 2:10-12
Advent Figures: John and Mary
The following article was written by C. O’Donnell, O.Carm. It gives a brief reflection on the meaning of Advent and the examples of Mary and John the Baptist.
November Mass of Remembrance
The Irish Province of Carmelites will celebrate a Mass of Remembrance for deceased Carmelites, Lay Carmel members, family members and all who have died during the Covid-19 pandemic.