News & Events
30 November 2021
On Thursday 18 November 2021, we were delighted to welcome the religious of the diocese for a day of reflection and sharing in preparation for the Synod.
We were joined by representatives from the Bar Convent, Stanbrook Abbey, the Marists, the Corpus Christi Carmelite Sisters and the Carmelite Third Order. The discussions were introduced and chaired by Sr Ann Stafford CJ.
Canon Jerry Twomey, our Episcopal Vicar for Religious, also took part in the day and celebrated a Votive Mass for the needs of the Church.
It is hoped that there will be another similar gathering in the spring of 2022.
22 October 2021
Today, Sr Mary of Carmel celebrates the 60th anniversary of her clothing in the Carmelite habit, on 22 October 1961. This time next year, God willing, we will celebrate her Diamond Jubilee of Profession.
This morning she renewed her vows at Mass, once again giving the total gift of herself to God and the Church, in Carmel. We give thanks for her years of loving service as infirmarian, novice mistress and Prioress, especially for her wise leadership and forward-thinking vision in bringing us to our beautiful new monastery.
Ad multos annos!
15 October 2021
Today we celebrate the Solemnity of St Teresa of Jesus (of Avila).
In this video we sing one of her poems, "I am Thine", set to music by Sr Mary Cecilia (RIP) of Wood Hall Carmel.
1 February 2021
Please pray for our beloved Sister in Christ, Sr Gemma of the Infant Jesus, who died this afternoon aged 88 at St. Joseph's Care Home in Manchester, where she had chosen to live in permanent care for the past 10 years. She tested positive for Covid-19 a few days ago and sank rapidly, as she was still very ill from a previous chest infection.
We are grateful to the Little Sisters of the Poor for their love and care of Sr. Gemma during her time at St. Joseph's.
Sr. Gemma's funeral will take place privately once arrangements have been made.
May she rest in peace