Something, which perhaps in our deanery and in our tri-parish we might sometimes forget, is the amazing blessing we are given by having our own Carmelite Convent. There are only 11 Carmelite Convents in England and we are privileged to have one of them here in Wolverhampton.
Carmelite sisters live, work and pray together, witnessing to the reality of God and his love for the world. Each day the sisters meet in the chapel 7 times to recite the Divine Office together and they also individually spend two one-hour periods of silent prayer. Normally, at the heart of each day is the celebration of the Eucharist. At the moment, like the rest of the parish however, they are having to watch Mass online and make their own act of Spiritual Communion. (There was a mistake on our bulletin, apologies!)
Carmelite nuns commit their entire lives to God, as a radical response to his call. They believe that prayer is a powerful and effective response to the needs of the human family. During this time of lock-down, whenever we are feeling low and disillusioned, it is good to remember that the sisters are there, praying for us day and night.
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