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16th of July Our Lady of Mount Carmel

Star of sea and ocean,

gateway to man’s haven,

Mother of our Maker,

hear our prayer, O Maiden.

Guard us through life’s dangers

never turn and leave us.

May our hope find harbour

in the calm of Jesus.

Sing to God the Father

through the Son who saves us.

Joyful in the Spirit,

everlasting praises.

 

On the 20th. of July Carmelites celebrate

the Feast of the Prophet Elijah, who inspired the first Carmelites living on Mount Carmel.

 

 

‘This is the day when, joyfilly and gladly,

we fly in spirit to the heights of Carmel

to tell the praises of the great Elijah,

our holy prophet.’

Morning Prayer Hymn.

 

 

‘When he appeared at Christ’s Tranfiguration

where was shown his Lord’s eternal glory,

he stood, true witness with the prophet Moses,

radiant on Thabor’

Evening Prayer Hymn

 

 

 

 

 Alleluia!

 

The months fly by so swiftly – each bringing its own blessing.

On the Feast of the Visitation, May 31st. 2019 we had the great joy of Sister Angela’s First Profession.

 

As we celebrate the great feast of the Sacred Heart of Jesus we turn to Him in Love and Thanksgiving.

 

Like a Shepherd, He feeds His flock, and carries the lambs in His arms –

Tenderly holding them close to His Heart

leading them home!

 

 

 

‘Bring flowers of the rarest, bring blossoms the fairest,

from garden and woodland and hillside and dale;…

Our glad voices telling the praise of

the loveliest flower of the vale.’

 

May is always a special month in Knock,

the Pilgrimage Season starts

and the grounds are flooded with beauty. 

The trees are in fresh leaf and the flowers truly at their fairest.

We entrust all the requests for prayer into Mary’s hands.

May God’s beauty and compassion overflow into our hearts

bringing us all healing and peace

 

 

 

 

 

‘The loveliest masterpiece

of the heart of God

is the heart of a Mother’

St. Thérèse of Lisieux

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

     

 

Come let us worship the Lord. Let us bow down in the presence our maker for He is our God the one who loves us.

 

                   

 

 

 

 

 

 

St. Elizabeth of the Trinity – a French Carmelite Nun.

Her love and insights into the Mystery of The Most Holy Trinity continue to inspire and help us all.

    ‘O my God,

Trinity Whom I adore,

..give peace to my soul;

make it your Heaven,

Your beloved dwelling

and resting place.

May I never leave You there alone

but be wholly adoring,

and wholly surrendered to Your Creative Action.’

From St. Elizabeth’s prayer to the Most Holy Trinity

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

St Teresa of Avila quotes

 

 

 

‘Prayer is simply a loving heart to heart encounter

 

with Him who we know loves us’

St. Teresa of Jesus

 

 

 

 

 
 
 

 

We need to cultivate, think upon and seek

the companionship of Jesus, our Lord, and Friend.

No one should withdraw from

the Most Sacred Humanity of

Our Lord Jesus Christ.

He Himself says that He is the Way,

He is the Light and the Truth.

The good Jesus is too good company

for us to forsake Him.

He will teach us how to pray to  ‘Our Father.’

St. Teresa of Jesus

 

 

 ‘God deliver us from sour-faced saints!’

– St. Teresa.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

St. Thérèse of the Child Jesus

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

“I will spend my heaven doing good on earth!”

St. Thérèse

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

September 29th Feast of Saints Michael, Gabriel and Raphael, Archangels

 

 

Vist this house, we pray you Lord drive far

 

away from it all the snares of the enemy.

 

May your holy Angels stay here and guard us

 

in peace, and let your blessing be always

 

upon us. Through Christ our Lord. Amen

from  Night Prayer of the Church

                                                                   

 

                                                                       ‘Angels of God you see the Father’s face,

 

                                                                                             Sharing his splendour, clothed in fire and flame,

 

              Worshipping him the awesome and the great,

 

                                                                                                                                 Singing forever: Holy is his name!’

 

                                                    from the Hymn for the feast of Saints Michael, Gabriel and Raphael, Archangel

 

 

 

When God speaks to us

the first words are always

‘Be not afraid’.

In fact these words occur, in various ways,

365 times in Scripture –

one for each day of the Year!

 

 

 

Glorify the Lord with me.

 

Together let us praise his name.

 

Look towards him and be radiant.

 

This poor one called; the Lord heard

 

and rescued me from all my distress.

 

The angel of the Lord surrounds

 

all those who revere and love God.

 

   we are indeed happy if we seek refuge in Him.   

 

Based on Psalm 33

 

 

 

 

 

In the twilight of life,

God will not judge us

on our earthly possessions

and human success,

but rather on how much

we have loved

                                                                      St. John of the Cross

 

 

 

 

‘We know very well that the Blessed Virgin

is Queen of Heaven and Earth,

but she is more Mother than Queen.’

St. Thérèse of the Child Jesus

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Hail Mary, full of grace, the Lord is with you,

Blessed are you among women

and blessed is the fruit of your womb – Jesus.

Holy Mary, mother of God, pray for us sinners

now and at the hour of our death, Amen.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

O, we love you Mary, trusting all to thee –

what is past and present what is yet to be.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

God does not ask us

to be brave but to trust –

nor does He ask us

to do great things

but to clothe ourselves

in the holiness of

His Merciful Son – Jesus.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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