Monthly Archives February 2019

Relics of St Thérèse to visit Scotland

It has been announced that the relics of Saint Thérèse of Lisieux are to visit Scotland later this year from 30 August to 20 September 2019. “It is my fervent prayer that the visit of the relics of St Thérèse of Lisieux to Scotland later this year will provide a very special opportunity for all of us to learn from the saintly example of the Little Flower, the better to imitate her “little way” of seeking holiness in everyday life, and to ask for her heavenly assistance in doing so,” said Archbishop Leo Cushley of St Andrews & Edinburgh, on
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Meeting on Protection of Minors in the Church

An unprecedented meeting of the presidents of Episcopal Conferences worldwide and major religious superiors is taking place at the Vatican from 21 – 24 February to address the protection of minors in the Church. There is a special website covering the meeting: On social media the hashtag is #PBC2019 . The main presentations, the penitential service, the Mass and the Pope’s closing address will be live-streamed. Pope Francis (@pontifex) tweeted on Monday 18 February: “I invite you to pray during these days for the Meeting on the Protection of Minors in the Church, an event that I want to be
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Malta Carmel is now officially a member of our Association of British Carmels. We extend a warm welcome to this special Carmel whose request to join was a response to the recent documents from Rome. This unique Carmel has a three hundred year history – one of the few Carmels not founded from another community. Two priests in 1726 provided support for a group of young girls wanting to become Carmelites. In 1731 a decree from Rome recognised the group as a Third Order of the Discalced. The famous rulers the Knights of St. John were some of their early
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