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Mary’s Carmel: Witnesses from the Tradition

Vigil Lecture Series

Join us in a series of online vigil lectures in honour of Our Lady of Mount Carmel

May 15th
On St Simon Stock and Our Lady of Mount Carmel
by Fr Matt Blake, OCD

Fr Matt Blake, OCD is a Discalced Carmelite priest, and a renowned speaker and authority on Carmelite spirituality. He is currently the sub-prior of the Carmelite community at Kensington where a relic attributed to St Simon Stock is reposed. In this vigil lecture, Fr Matt will present a portrait of this Carmelite figure in relation to Our Lady of Mount Carmel.

July 19th
On Elijah’s flight to Mount Horeb

by Fr Craig Morrison, O. Carm

Craig E. Morrison, O.Carm., teaches Aramaic and biblical exegesis at the Pontifical Biblical Institute, as well as Dean of Oriental Languages at the Pontifical University in Rome. His interests include an appreciation of the art of Hebrew narrative and Lectio Divina. He has written for The Bible Today, Word Among Us, The Catholic Biblical Quarterly and other scholarly journals.  In this lecture, he will be focusing on Elijah’s flight to Horeb and explore the relevant Carmelite lessons encapsulated in that Biblical episode.

September 30th
On St Therese, Mary and Carmel

by Fr Simon Nolan, O. Carm.

Fr Simon Nolan, O.Carm. was born and raised in Dublin, Ireland. He entered the Carmelite Order in 1992 and is currently Prior of the Carmelite Church and Priory at Whitefriar Street in the centre of Dublin city. He holds a doctoral degree in philosophy from the Pontifical Gregorian University, Rome, a master’s degree in spirituality, and is a diploma graduate of the Royal Irish Academy of Music. Fr Nolan is Dean of the Faculty of Philosophy at St Patrick’s Pontifical University, Maynooth, a board member of the Institutum Carmelitanum in Rome, and a Scholar at the Center for Carmelite Studies at the Catholic University of America in Washington, DC. He has given organ recitals in Ireland and the United States.  In this lecture, Fr Simon will discuss St Therese, particularly, in relation to Mary and Carmel.

December 13th
On St John of the Cross

by Friar Pat Mullins, O. Carm.

Patrick Mullins, O. Carm., has doctorates in Systematic Theology and Spirituality and has been Director of Studies in the Carmelite Institute of Britain and Ireland (CIBI) since its foundation. As a Carmelite friar renowned for his in-depth familiarity with Carmelite history, in this lecture, he will discuss with us his insights on the Carmelite mystical doctor, namely St John of the Cross.

Location: Zoom

Time : 7:30pm (UK London Time)

Cost: FREE (Donations welcomed)

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