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14th September - The Exaltation of the Cross

Posted on 15th September, 2019


Yesterday, the Feast of the Triumph of the Cross, we traditionally renew our religious vows of chastity, poverty and obedience to the Lord our God, the Blessed Virgin Mary of Mount Carmel and to our Superiors, according to the Primitive Rule and our Constitutions.

Please pray with us and for us as we re-dedicate ourselves as Discalced Carmelites to the service of God and His Church.


Crucifix in our Chapel

O Cross of Christ, immortal tree

On which our Saviour died,

The world is sheltered by your arms

That bore the Crucified.


From bitter death and barren wood

The tree of life is made;

Its branches bear unfailing fruit

And leaves that never fade.


O faithful Cross, you stand unmoved

While ages run their course;

Foundation of the universe,

Creation’s binding force.


Give glory to the risen Christ

And to his Cross give praise,

The sign of God’s unfathomed love,

The hope of all our days.



For a beautiful reading entitled 'Ave Crux, spes unica!' written by St. Teresa Benedicta of the Cross (Edith Stein) specifically for this feast day, please click here:

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