Congratulations to the two newly professed brothers with the Redemptorists! On Monday 15th of August, Br Michael and Br Royston made their first vows – to be Poor, Chaste and Obedient, after returning from their Noviciate in Canada. We wish them all the very best as they continue to follow the path the Lord has prepared for those who love him.
Congratulations to Fr Thaddeus, who was ordained a Priest in the Order of Discalded Carmelites on Sunday, the 14th of August. He celebrated this special day for the Carmelites and the parish, in their church, St. Simon Stock in Kensington, London. The celebration was doubly special because it was when we celebrated the Feast of the Assumption of Mary. Many people came along to support Fr Thaddeus and the community and joined them later in the parish hall. Here Fr Thaddeus is pictured with his mother, and their Carmelite Bishop who came over from Ireland for the occasion.
World Youth Day in Poland 2016 – We all had a wonderful time meeting many of you at our Vocations Stand, you all looked great in your Mercy Cap! It was a privilege for us to be there to meet so many people from all over the world, and encourage you in your journey to embrace the vocation God calls you to.
For those of you who shared your email address with us, we will be in touch soon! Remember, you can always contact us directly with your questions and suggestions about how we can support you in your discernment. You are in our prayers.
Are you an English or Welsh pilgrim going to World Youth Day? Come and visit our Vocations Stand at the Cracovia Stadium (at the southern edge of Błonia) to receive your free Mercy cap! We would love to chat to you about any questions or thoughts you might have about who God is calling you to be.
The Daughters of Charity have recently launched a new website with a prayer request feature. Sister Theresa Tighe writes: “The site has a special prayer request page where our older sisters will pray for requests for prayer that come through the site. Our older sisters’ ministry is to prayer and presence for those in need.”
The new website address is: http://www.daughtersofcharity.org.uk/
Have you ever wondered whether the life of a nun, monk, sister, priest or brother might just be for you?
COMPASS aims to help men and women discern their vocation, with a particular focus on vocations to religious life. The annual programme starts in November, running over 5 weekends and the Easter Triduum, and ends in April. Over the six months you will be able to explore your vocation and experience religious life, to help you find out if it is for you, while continuing with your current work or studies.