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'The progress of the soul consists

not in thinking much of God

but in loving Him ardently.'

~ St. Teresa of Jesus

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Centenary Celebrations of Carmelite Monastery in Wolverhampton

 

On Monday 6th June at 3 pm, the Carmel of the Magnificat, Wolverhampton, will be marking the Centenary of its foundation in a Mass celebrated by His Grace, Archbishop Bernard Longley. You are warmly invited to watch it live or as a recording on YouTube at the following link - https://youtu.be/CQfyQMD6Xts

 

(For this we are incredibly grateful for the services of people from Shekinah Europe, which is part of Shekinah Ministries, a Lay Catholic Evangelical movement founded in the State of Kerala, India) 

Centenary of our Foundation

Posted on 25th May, 2022

 

Celebrating today the Centenary of our Foundation on Ascension Day 25th May 1922. Please join us in thanksgiving to God for 100 years of Carmelite prayer and sacrifice in the city of Wolverhampton, UK.
Below are photos of M Mary of Jesus, our Foundress, from Notting Hill Carmel, and M Mary of St John the Baptist, our first Prioress.
Beloved Mother Mary of JesusMother Mary of St John the Baptist

World Day of Vocations 2022

Posted on 8th May, 2022

 

Prayer to St Joseph for Vocations Sunday

 

Blessed St Joseph,

 

You listened in the depth of your heart to the call of God for you

to participate in his plan for the salvation of the world,

you responded with faith to that invitation.

 

Help me listen for the call of God in my life,

help me understand what the Holy Spirit is asking of me,

and help me be open to follow that invitation,

with courage and a trusting heart.

 

May your fatherly hand guide me and keep me safe.

Through Christ our Lord. Amen.

Saint Joseph

Easter Sunday 2022

Posted on 17th April, 2022

 

He is Risen

Wishing all our friends, benefactors and followers a very Happy and Blessed Easter

and the assurance of our prayers.

 

May the joy of the Risen Christ bring you hope and the promise of new life and peace.

 

Yesterday, 17th March 2022, we celebrated the Diamond Jubilee of Sr. Elizabeth of the Trinity, former Prioress of our Carmel, who entered on her 17th birthday and has been a valued member of the community ever since.

 

We were pleased to welcome Bishop David Oakley as chief celebrant of the Mass, in which Sister renewed her vows, along with two previous chaplains of the monastery.

Sr Elizabeth of the Trinity
Diamond Jubilee Cake Made by a Good Friend of the Community

It was lovely that nineteen members of her family, from as far afield as Canada, could also be there to share her special day.

 

Please join us in joyful thanksgiving to God for Sr. Elizabeth's sixty wonderful years of prayer and loving service here in Wolverhampton. Thank you.

Chapel SanctuaryOur Lady's Altar

Ash Wednesday 2022

Posted on 2nd March, 2022

 

 

Why not register for this free Online Carmelite Lenten Retreat at http://www.retreat-online.karmel.at ?
 
It consists of emails with weekly videos & daily images & texts & is on 'Experiencing Divine Mercy with the Saints of Carmel'.
 
Looks brilliant so far!

 

Solemnity of Mary, Mother of God 2022

Posted on 1st January, 2022

 

May the Blessed Virgin Mary, Mother of God, intercede for us all at the start of this New Year and World Day of Prayer for Peace.

 

Stained glass window of the Virgin Mary and Baby Jesus

Solemnity of the Nativity of Our Lord 2021

Posted on 25th December, 2021

Wishing you a very joyful & blessed Christmas, filled with all the peace, love & humility of our new-born Saviour. May God also grant you good health, safety & many graces in 2022. Be assured that, in spite of the Covid lockdowns, we’ve been holding you & all your intentions in our hearts & prayers & will continue to do so through the uncertainty of the months ahead. In particular, all our friends & benefactors will be remembered at Midnight Mass tonight & in a Novena of Christmas Masses.

Adoration of the Shepherds

 

 

St John of the Cross
"When evening comes, you will be examined in love.
Learn to love as God desires to be loved and abandon your own ways of acting."
 
Today we celebrate the Solemnity of Our Holy Father, St John of the Cross. Please join us in thanksgiving to God for this wonderful saint, mystic and teacher of the spiritual life.

Feast of All Carmelite Saints 2021

Posted on 14th November, 2021

 

Some thoughts of a sister which might be applicable for today, which should've been the feast of all Carmelite Saints:
 
As Jesus went willingly and with full love to the Cross, must not we, in our poverty (with currently few young vocations to Carmel in this country), do the same?
 
Is this not an opportunity for practising just that same faith, hope and love that St Teresa practised, in the size and foolishness of our caring tasks, to thrill us in leaning on the Lord heavily, almost as if He does it all?
Some of our Carmelite Saints
To me, it certainly seems like that, as we continue our lives deeply immersed in prayer and community. The joy of this moment to stand back and say, 'Stop and consider the wonderful deeds of the Lord' and 'on this holy mountain the Lord provides'. Blessed be God!