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Online Triduum Retreat to Our Lady Of Mount Carmel 2021
13th July – 15th July

“All of us who wear this holy Carmelite habit of Mary are called to prayer and contemplation. This is our vocation. We are descended from those holy fathers of ours on Mount Carmel, those who went in search of that treasure – the priceless pearl of God’s friendship. ”
St Teresa of Avila

Introduction

I will bring them to my holy mountain, and make them joyful in my house of prayer; for my house is a house of prayer for all the peoples.”
~ Is 56:7a,c

This invitation to prayer constitute the vocation of Carmel in the heart of the Church.
The image of the mountain is central to the understanding of this prayer as a journey of intimacy with God whom we know loves us.
The powerful expression of joy – as Teresa of Andes puts it – is the fundamental character of the Carmelite vocation of Prayer. In Mary – Queen beauty of Carmel – is found an embodiment of this joy as the foundation of prayer. Her Song of Praise (Magnificat) stands as a powerful witness to the reality of this joy.
This treasure entrusted to the Carmelite Family for the church includes all: the secular members, the nuns as well as the friars.
In this retreat, the fullness of communion within the Carmelite family will shine forth in splendour with Mary the Mother of Jesus. She will teach us the way of sustaining intimacy with God in prayer and to share the joyfulness of God to others. Here we find the beautiful hymn sung on the feast of Our Lady of Mount Carmel expressing the sentiment of this retreat: “draw us after you, Virgin Mary, that we may follow in your footsteps”.
We invite you all to join us in prayer – united in heart and soul together with Mary – for the fresh outpouring on us the joyful experience of God.

May the experience and prayers of Mary, lead us to God’s holy Mountain, Christ our Lord. Amen.

Meet our Speakers

Sr Pauline Mary White, OCD

Sr Pauline Mary White, OCD is a discalced Carmelite Nun of the Carmelite Monastery at Dolgellau. She brings her wealth of deep contemplative experiences borne from her many years in Carmel.

Fr Anthony Parsons, OCD

Fr Anthony Parsons OCD, newly joins the community having served in a number of different roles within the Order. He has ministered at various levels of responsibility and looks forward to sharing his experiences of Parish and Retreat ministry in this new venture in his life as a Carmelite. Having studied in the Carmelite Institute he brings
a passion for the Orders’ spirituality and charism.

Dr Roderick Campbell Guion, OCDS

Roderick is a Faculty member and tutor at the Carmelite Institute of Britain and Ireland. Having retired from the practice of Architecture, he studied Christian Spirituality at the University of London, where he completed his doctoral thesis on the recently canonised French Carmelite mystic and saint, Elizabeth of the Trinity.

He continues to pursue his research interest in the Christian Mystical Tradition, particularly the Discalced Carmelites in France and Spain.

Carmel’s Vocation – “Prayer”

The Triduum Retreat is an invitation to all to join the Carmelite Family in Prayer which is an expression of the Carmelite Vocation.

The goal of the Retreat is for the Carmelite family to pray together in the days leading up to the Solemnity of Our Lady of Mount Carmel.

Schedule

17.00 – Hymn (Flos Carmeli) and Opening Prayers

17.10 – Reflection

17:50 – Silent Prayer

18:00 – Mass and Vespers

Join Us:

Join the family of Carmel in prayer together with Mary, the mother of Jesus, the Queen Beauty of Carmel (Cf. Acts 1:14).

Triduum Retreat to Our Lady of Mount Carmel Schedule

Over these three days join the family of Carmel in prayer:

Day 1
CARMEL’S STAR

THE PROPHETIC SIGN OF THE SECULAR MEMBER

Fr Tony Parsons, OCD

Day 2
CARMEL’S BEAUTY

THE CONTEMPLATIVE APOSTOLATE OF THE NUNS

Dr Roderick Campbell Guion, OCDS

Day 3
CARMEL’S CROWN

THE PROPHETIC COMMUNION OF THE FRIARS

Sr Pauline Mary White, OCD



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