News & Events

WINTER 2020/21

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Our New Superior General

On Saturday 4th September, the Chapter Assembly of Carmelite Friars gathered in Rome, elected Father Miguel Marquez Calle (Miguel de Maria) as the new Superior General of the Order. Father Miguel was born on 5 October 1965 in Plasencia (Cáceres), Spain. He made his first religious profession on 21 October 1985, his solemn profession on 21 October 1989 and was ordained a priest on 23 June 1990. After the election, the Assembly went to the church for the singing of the Te Deum . Everyone then came to greet the new Superior. They concluded with the singing of the Salve Regina. We thank Fr. Miguel for having accepted this office, we accompany him and assure him of our prayers in his new mission at the service of the Order and the Church. Please let us know if you find any glitches or problems with this website, and we will do our best to rectify them as soon as possible! Thank you for visiting, God bless, and happy browsing!!

Blessed Titus Brandsma

On May 25, 2021, the Congress of Theological Consultors recognized the miracle attributed to the intercession of Blessed Titus Brandsma, O. Carm., relating to the scientifically inexplicable healing of Fr. Michael Driscoll, O. Carm. The positive result of this second, fundamental stage towards canonization, will allow the Cause to be submitted to the judgment of the Ordinary Session of the Cardinals and Bishops, members of the Congregation. In the event of a positive outcome, the Prefect of the Congregation will then submit the conclusions of the Ordinary Session of the Cardinals and Bishops for the approval of the Supreme Pontiff. Finally, the Supreme Pontiff will convene the Ordinary Consistory in which the canonization of the Blessed will be officially announced. Let us rejoice at the results achieved so far but let us continue to pray to the Lord so that the process will continue happily and we can arrive at the canonization of Blessed Titus Brandsma. Image: By Unknown photographer - GaHetNa (Nationaal Archief NL), Public Domain, https://commons.wikimedia.org/w/index.php?curid=38583063

History Corner

The building of the beautiful little chapel attached to St. Joseph's Monastery took place during 1896 and 1897 (Photo above taken before the extension work in 2004). This put the finishing touch to the new foundation begun sixteen years earlier and was to the great joy of the nuns. The first Mass was celebrated on Christmas Eve 1897. Before the building of the chapel, daily Mass was celebrated in part of the house that had been converted into a temporary chapel. In the early days a glass "sugar bowl" served as a humble sanctuary lamp. The foundation stone for the chapel was laid by Dr. William Walsh, Bishop of Dublin, on 4th June 1896. The chapel was built and left free of debt during Mother M.Xavier Reilly's term of office as Prioress (she died in 1907). The building was carried out principally by means of the generous gifts of Mother M.Michael's relations and other good friends and benefactors of the community (see below). Mr. Charles Kennedy (Mother Micheal's brother-in-law) personally took charge of the building process, acting as advisor to the community. Mr. Ashlin was the architect and Mr. Mackey the builder. The chapel is approximately 22 feet wide and 53 feet long - the choir being 35.5 feet and the sanctuary area 17.5 feet long). The secular chapel measured 12 ft wide by 15.5 ft long before extension in 2004. Now it measures 20 ft wide and 23.5 ft long. The dedication of the new chapel to the Sacred Heart of Jesus took place on December 24th 1897 by Very Rev. Canon Matthews P.P. Dundrum.

COVID-19 guidelines

As the pandemic is still active, and there are new variants of the virus emerging, we are still proceeding cautiously in order to protect our vulnerable Community members, our Chaplains and also members of the public. Our chapel is closed temporarily, except for Evening Prayer each Sunday from 4.30pm to 6pm. The capacity of our chapel is only eight persons, and we ask that if you visit at this time, you please wear a mask, use the hand sanitiser and observe social distancing. We are not open for Parlour Visits except in particular pre-arranged circumstances for those who have been vaccinated. If you are vaccinated and wish to visit a Sister, please contact us to make an appointment. If you call to our reception, please observe social- distancing guidelines, wear a face-mask and use the hand sanitiser provided. Thank you.

Online Healing Mass

The Carmelite Friars at Oxford have an online Healing Mass on the first Tuesday of every month at 7.00pm. This special Mass is offered for spiritual, emotional and physical healing of loved ones or yourself. Each Mass will feature a homily focused around healing and a blessing will also be offered. The Mass is streamed via the community website’s live page and also their Facebook Page.

New Definitory Team

On Wednesday 8th September, the Friars’ Chapter Assembly gathered in Rome, elected a new Definitory team for the next six years. 1- Fr. Agustí Borrell (Iberian Province) 2- Fr Pius James D'Souza (Karnataka-Goa Province) 3- Fr. Philbert Namphande (Malawi, Delegation of the Province of Navarre) 4- Fr. Roberto-Maria Pirastu (Province of Austria) 5- Fr. Christianus Surinono (Delegation of Indonesia) 6- Fr. Martín Martínez Larios (Province of Mexico) 7- Fr. Christophe-Marie Baudouin (Province of Paris) 8- Fr. Jean-Baptiste Pagabeleguem (West Africa, Delegation of the Iberian Province) We congratulate our confreres on this election and thank them for having accepted this service of the Order. We entrust them to your prayers and ask Our Lady of Mount Carmel to bless them and accompany them in this new stage.

What’s New

23 Jan: new Sunday Scripture reflection and new video uploaded to YouTube 22 Jan: videos uploaded to YouTube 19 Jan: new Sisters’ Reflection and videos uploaded to YouTube 17 Jan: new Sunday Scripture reflection 14 Jan: page for Christian Unity week now available here
News Snippets! •	Our community prayer intentions at the moment continue to be forcused on the COVID-19 pandemic, that it may end soon, for the sick and dying, for the bereaved, and for frontline workers. •	Sr Mary Paul returned to Vietnam on 18th November after four years with us. We miss her presence in the community. Please pray for her and all the Sisters ofHue Carmel in Central Vietnam. TEMPORARILY SUSPENDED

Seeking the Face of God

When the COVID-19 restrictions are lifted, we hope to resume Carmelite Vocations Discernment Days for women aged 25-45 If you would like to attend our next Vocations Discernment Day, please contact us.

Regular Liturgies

Holy Mass Mon to Fri 7.30am Sat, Sun, Bank Holidays: 9.00am Evening Prayer 4.35pm daily Eucharistic Adoration 4.30-6.00pm every Sunday 8.00am-12 noon on First Fridays Webcams are available from Kilmacud and Mount Merrion Parishes.
Christian Unity Week 18-25 January 2022 Due to COVID-19 our chapel is still closed. Please join us each day at 4.30pm on Zoom: Meeting ID: 890 5282 1805 Passcode: unity22 Check out our resources for the week on a dedicated page here

Prayer to Our Lady of Mt Carmel

O most beautiful flower of Mount Carmel, fruitful vine, splendor of Heaven, Blessed Mother of the Son of God, Immaculate Virgin, assist me in my necessity. O Star of the Sea, help me herein and show me here you are my Mother. O Holy Mary, Mother of God, Queen of Heaven and Earth, I humbly beseech you from the bottom of my heart to help me in my necessity. (Make request). There are none that can withstand thy power. O Mary, conceived without sin, pray for us who have recourse to thee (three times). Holy Mary, I place this cause in your hands (three times).
St. Joseph’s Carmel
© 2022 Carmelite Monastery of St Joseph, Kilmacud, Co. Dublin, A94 YY 33, Ireland Registered Charity in Ireland    CHY 6210 Hosted by Blacknight Made with Xara News & Events

WINTER 2020/21

COVID-19 guidelines

As the pandemic is still active, and there are new variants of the virus emerging, we are still proceeding cautiously in order to protect our vulnerable Community members, our Chaplains and also members of the public. Our chapel is closed temporarily, except for Evening Prayer each Sunday from 4.30pm to 6pm. The capacity of our chapel is only eight persons, and we ask that if you visit at this time, you please wear a mask, use the hand sanitiser and observe social distancing. We are not open for Parlour Visits except in particular pre- arranged circumstances for those who have been vaccinated. If you are vaccinated and wish to visit a Sister, please contact us to make an appointment. If you call to our reception, please observe social-distancing guidelines, wear a face-mask and use the hand sanitiser provided. Thank you.

Online

Healing

Mass

The Carmelite Friars at Oxford have an online Healing Mass on the first Tuesday of every month at 7.00pm. This special Mass is offered for spiritual, emotional and physical healing of loved ones or yourself. Each Mass will feature a homily focused around healing and a blessing will also be offered. The Mass is streamed via the community website’s live page and also their Facebook Page.

New Definitory Team

On Wednesday 8th September, the Friars’ Chapter Assembly gathered in Rome, elected a new Definitory team for the next six years. 1- Fr. Agustí Borrell (Iberian Province) 2- Fr Pius James D'Souza (Karnataka-Goa Province) 3- Fr. Philbert Namphande (Malawi, Delegation of the Province of Navarre) 4- Fr. Roberto-Maria Pirastu (Province of Austria) 5- Fr. Christianus Surinono (Delegation of Indonesia) 6- Fr. Martín Martínez Larios (Province of Mexico) 7- Fr. Christophe-Marie Baudouin (Province of Paris) 8- Fr. Jean-Baptiste Pagabeleguem (West Africa, Delegation of the Iberian Province) We congratulate our confreres on this election and thank them for having accepted this service of the Order. We entrust them to your prayers and ask Our Lady of Mount Carmel to bless them and accompany them in this new stage.

Our New Superior General

On Saturday 4th September, the Chapter Assembly of Carmelite Friars gathered in Rome, elected Father Miguel Marquez Calle (Miguel de Maria) as the new Superior General of the Order. Father Miguel was born on 5 October 1965 in Plasencia (Cáceres), Spain. He made his first religious profession on 21 October 1985, his solemn profession on 21 October 1989 and was ordained a priest on 23 June 1990. After the election, the Assembly went to the church for the singing of the Te Deum . Everyone then came to greet the new Superior. They concluded with the singing of the Salve Regina. We thank Fr. Miguel for having accepted this office, we accompany him and assure him of our prayers in his new mission at the service of the Order and the Church. Please let us know if you find any glitches or problems with this website, and we will do our best to rectify them as soon as possible! Thank you for visiting, God bless, and happy browsing!!

Blessed Titus Brandsma

On May 25, 2021, the Congress of Theological Consultors recognized the miracle attributed to the intercession of Blessed Titus Brandsma, O. Carm., relating to the scientifically inexplicable healing of Fr. Michael Driscoll, O. Carm. The positive result of this second, fundamental stage towards canonization, will allow the Cause to be submitted to the judgment of the Ordinary Session of the Cardinals and Bishops, members of the Congregation. In the event of a positive outcome, the Prefect of the Congregation will then submit the conclusions of the Ordinary Session of the Cardinals and Bishops for the approval of the Supreme Pontiff. Finally, the Supreme Pontiff will convene the Ordinary Consistory in which the canonization of the Blessed will be officially announced. Let us rejoice at the results achieved so far but let us continue to pray to the Lord so that the process will continue happily and we can arrive at the canonization of Blessed Titus Brandsma. Image: By Unknown photographer - GaHetNa (Nationaal Archief NL), Public Domain, https://commons.wikimedia.org/w/index.php?curid=38583063

History Corner

The building of the beautiful little chapel attached to St. Joseph's Monastery took place during 1896 and 1897 (Photo above taken before the extension work in 2004). This put the finishing touch to the new foundation begun sixteen years earlier and was to the great joy of the nuns. The first Mass was celebrated on Christmas Eve 1897. Before the building of the chapel, daily Mass was celebrated in part of the house that had been converted into a temporary chapel. In the early days a glass "sugar bowl" served as a humble sanctuary lamp. The foundation stone for the chapel was laid by Dr. William Walsh, Bishop of Dublin, on 4th June 1896. The chapel was built and left free of debt during Mother M.Xavier Reilly's term of office as Prioress (she died in 1907). The building was carried out principally by means of the generous gifts of Mother M.Michael's relations and other good friends and benefactors of the community (see below). Mr. Charles Kennedy (Mother Micheal's brother-in-law) personally took charge of the building process, acting as advisor to the community. Mr. Ashlin was the architect and Mr. Mackey the builder. The chapel is approximately 22 feet wide and 53 feet long - the choir being 35.5 feet and the sanctuary area 17.5 feet long). The secular chapel measured 12 ft wide by 15.5 ft long before extension in 2004. Now it measures 20 ft wide and 23.5 ft long. The dedication of the new chapel to the Sacred Heart of Jesus took place on December 24th 1897 by Very Rev. Canon Matthews P.P. Dundrum.

What’s New

23 Jan: new Sunday Scripture reflection and new video uploaded to YouTube 22 Jan: videos uploaded to YouTube 19 Jan: new Sisters’ Reflection and videos uploaded to YouTube 17 Jan: new Sunday Scripture reflection 14 Jan: page for Christian Unity week now available here

Seeking the Face of God

When the COVID-19 restrictions are lifted, we hope to resume Carmelite Vocations Discernment Days for women aged 25-45 If you would like to attend our next Vocations Discernment Day, please contact us.

Regular Liturgies

Holy Mass Mon to Fri 7.30am Sat, Sun, Bank Holidays: 9.00am Evening Prayer 4.35pm daily Eucharistic Adoration 4.30-6.00pm every Sunday 8.00am-12 noon on First Fridays Webcams are available from Kilmacud and Mount Merrion Parishes.
Christian Unity Week 18-25 January 2022 Due to COVID-19 our chapel is still closed. Please join us each day at 4.30pm on Zoom: Meeting ID: 890 5282 1805 Passcode: unity22 Check out our resources for the week on a dedicated page here
News Snippets! •	Our community prayer intentions at the moment continue to be forcused on the COVID-19 pandemic, that it may end soon, for the sick and dying, for the bereaved, and for frontline workers. •	Sr Mary Paul returned to Vietnam on 18th November after four years with us. We miss her presence in the community. Please pray for her and all the Sisters ofHue Carmel in Central Vietnam.
TEMPORARILY SUSPENDED

Prayer to Our Lady of Mt Carmel

O most beautiful flower of Mount Carmel, fruitful vine, splendor of Heaven, Blessed Mother of the Son of God, Immaculate Virgin, assist me in my necessity. O Star of the Sea, help me herein and show me here you are my Mother. O Holy Mary, Mother of God, Queen of Heaven and Earth, I humbly beseech you from the bottom of my heart to help me in my necessity. (Make request). There are none that can withstand thy power. O Mary, conceived without sin, pray for us who have recourse to thee (three times). Holy Mary, I place this cause in your hands (three times).
St. Joseph’s Carmel