News & Events

SPRING 2022

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War in Ukraine

When the war broke out in Ukraine on 24th February, our Father General Fr. Miguel Márquez Calle asked us as a priority and urgent task, to pray with for all the Ukrainian people and particularly for the two communities of nuns from Kiev and Kharkiv, and our friars in Berdyczów. The nuns have now left the country for safety in Poland and Slovakia. The Friars of Berdyczów (180 km west of Kyiv) are trying to help families (especially the elderly and mothers with children). They buy water, electricity generators, wood stoves and medicines. Their church with its old walls and large space has been organized as one of the bunkers for the city. Carmelite Friars in Poland have begun an initiative of creating a fund for material aid for the people in Ukraine, to help organize evacuations to Poland, fuel, food, drinking water, medicines, electricity… etc… They want to respond, like the biblical Samaritan, to those affected by this tragic war. 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!!

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.

Martyrs of Compiegne

On 22 February, at the request of the bishops of France and the Discalced Carmelite Order, Pope Francis agreed to open a special process known in the Church as “equipollent canonization” to raise the 16 Carmelite Martyrs of Compiègne to the altars. This community of nuns were guillotined on July 17th 1794 at the height of the French revolution. Their deaths quieted the crowd, and ten days later, the Reign of Terror itself ended, a feat for which the sisters had offered their executions to God. The sisters imitated the manner of early Christian martyrs through their piety and practice of singing of hymns and offices as they went to their death.

History Corner

Madeleine Josephine Sampson was born in Quin, Co. Clare, Ireland on 10th March 1857. She was the daughter of George Sampson, a wealthy Catholic landowner. She travelled widely across Europe as a single woman and lived for many years from interest on money dividends and land. She became a friend of the Carmelites at Lisieux and she considered herself a spiritual daughter of Mother Agnes, St. Therese's sister, Pauline. At the age of 54, on November 11, 1911 Madeleine entered the Carmelite Monastery at Kilmacud and was given the name Sr. Therese de l'Enfant Jesu. She made her religious profession in 1913. The prioress also allowed her to work with the Carmel at Lisieux, translating their books and pamphlets into English. Her translations were among the first books to make the message of St. Therese available to the English-speaking world. Sr. Therese continued her translation work until shortly before her peaceful death, three days short of her 90th birthday, on 7th March 1947. She had been professed for 34 years. She is buried in our little cemetery and we remember her with gratitude at this time of the 75th anniversary of her death. If you would like to read more about Sr Therese and her family, click here to view a family-tree profile we are currently working on in her memory.

Titus Brandsma canonised in Rome

Members of the Carmelite Family in Ireland, the Netherlands and around the world have celebrated the canonistion of Titus Brandsma by Pope Francis on Sunday, May 15th at St Peter’s in Rome. Irish Carmelites feel a special closeness to this new saint as he spent time in Ireland during 1935. Within seven years of this happy time in Ireland Titus would be killed by lethal injection in Dachau Concentration Camp, on Sunday July 26th, 1942. It is the wish of the Carmelite Family that the canonisation will make his Christian witness and courage known to more people. In a world where human and Christian freedom and values are still denied to many, the message of Saint Titus Brandsma is one of hope, forgiveness and reconciliation. Read more about Titus by clicking here.

Synodal Pathway

We are engaging with the Dublin Diocese Synodal pathway and exploring how we can get involved. Our Carmelite life is focused on the four essential elements of Church that remain constant in the midst of change, i.e. Community, Scripture, Eucharist and Prayer. We encourage everyone to get involved in the Synodal Process in your own parish, or to talk with us about it when you call or visit us. For more information, you can chech the Dublin Diocese Website here.

COVID-19 update

Although many restrictions have been lifted, we are still proceeding cautiously in order to protect our vulnerable Community members, our Chaplains and also members of the public. Our chapel is still closed temporarily, except for Evening Prayer each Sunday from 4.30pm to 6pm. If you wish to visit a Sister in the parlour, please contact us to make an appointment. If you call to our reception, please continue to observe social-distancing guidelines, wear a face-mask and use the hand sanitiser provided. Thank you.

Death of Sr Mary Kevin, 28th March ‘22

At about 7.30am on Monday 28th March, our dear Sr Mary Kevin departed this life for eternity aged 98 and 10 months! We had kept vigil with her all through the night. Her funeral on 31st March in the parish church was a beautiful celebration of her life and then we buried her in our little cemetery here at the monastery. Please pray for the happy repose of her soul.
News Snippets! •	We are praying earnestly for peace in Ukraine, and for the millions of people fleeing for their lives, for thosehelping the refugees and for world leaders at this time. •	We also remember our Carmelite brother Bishop GregHomeming and his people in the diocese of Lismore, Australia, who have been devastead by flooding. •	On January 4th Masin Digal and Liudas Paricha, from the Delhi Province, India, tragically died in a road accident. They were making a pilgrimage to the Marian shrine of Kandhamal with some family and friends, when the driver lost control of the vehicle. May theyrest in peace. •	The year 2021 marked the fiftieth anniversary of the birth of Carmel in the Central African Republic. The Eucharist on 20 December marked the opening of the Jubilee celebrations. TEMPORARILY SUSPENDED

Seeking the Face of God

Occasionally we hold 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.
Lent 2022 Lord, I know how much you love me. It’s hard for me to feel it sometimes, but I know your love is always with me. Help me to use your love as a way to persevere in my Lenten intentions. I am weak, but I know with your help, I can use these small sacrifices in my life to draw closer to you. Amen.

Prayer for Ukraine

Loving God, we pray for the people of Ukraine, for all those suffering or afraid, that you will be close to them and protect them. We pray for world leaders, for compassion, strength and wisdom to guide their choices. We pray for the world that in this moment of crisis, we may reach out in solidarity to our brothers and sisters in need. May we walk in your ways so that peace and justice become a reality for the people of Ukraine and for all the world. Amen
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

SPRING 2022

Titus Brandsma canonised in Rome

Members of the Carmelite Family in Ireland, the Netherlands and around the world have celebrated the canonistion of Titus Brandsma by Pope Francis on Sunday, May 15th at St Peter’s in Rome. Irish Carmelites feel a special closeness to this new saint as he spent time in Ireland during 1935. Within seven years of this happy time in Ireland Titus would be killed by lethal injection in Dachau Concentration Camp, on Sunday July 26th, 1942. It is the wish of the Carmelite Family that the canonisation will make his Christian witness and courage known to more people. In a world where human and Christian freedom and values are still denied to many, the message of Saint Titus Brandsma is one of hope, forgiveness and reconciliation. Read more about Titus by clicking here.

Synodal Pathway

We are engaging with the Dublin Diocese Synodal pathway and exploring how we can get involved. Our Carmelite life is focused on the four essential elements of Church that remain constant in the midst of change, i.e. Community, Scripture, Eucharist and Prayer. We encourage everyone to get involved in the Synodal Process in your own parish, or to talk with us about it when you call or visit us. For more information, you can chech the Dublin Diocese Website here.

COVID-19 update

Although many restrictions have been lifted, we are still proceeding cautiously in order to protect our vulnerable Community members, our Chaplains and also members of the public. Our chapel is still closed temporarily, except for Evening Prayer each Sunday from 4.30pm to 6pm. If you wish to visit a Sister in the parlour, please contact us to make an appointment. If you call to our reception, please continue to observe social-distancing guidelines, wear a face-mask and use the hand sanitiser provided. Thank you.

Death of Sr Mary Kevin, 28th

March ‘22

At about 7.30am on Monday 28th March, our dear Sr Mary Kevin departed this life for eternity aged 98 and 10 months! We had kept vigil with her all through the night. Her funeral on 31st March in the parish church was a beautiful celebration of her life and then we buried her in our little cemetery here at the monastery. Please pray for the happy repose of her soul.

War in Ukraine

When the war broke out in Ukraine on 24th February, our Father General Fr. Miguel Márquez Calle asked us as a priority and urgent task, to pray with for all the Ukrainian people and particularly for the two communities of nuns from Kiev and Kharkiv, and our friars in Berdyczów. The nuns have now left the country for safety in Poland and Slovakia. The Friars of Berdyczów (180 km west of Kyiv) are trying to help families (especially the elderly and mothers with children). They buy water, electricity generators, wood stoves and medicines. Their church with its old walls and large space has been organized as one of the bunkers for the city. Carmelite Friars in Poland have begun an initiative of creating a fund for material aid for the people in Ukraine, to help organize evacuations to Poland, fuel, food, drinking water, medicines, electricity… etc… They want to respond, like the biblical Samaritan, to those affected by this tragic war. 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!!

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.

Martyrs of Compiegne

On 22 February, at the request of the bishops of France and the Discalced Carmelite Order, Pope Francis agreed to open a special process known in the Church as “equipollent canonization” to raise the 16 Carmelite Martyrs of Compiègne to the altars. This community of nuns were guillotined on July 17th 1794 at the height of the French revolution. Their deaths quieted the crowd, and ten days later, the Reign of Terror itself ended, a feat for which the sisters had offered their executions to God. The sisters imitated the manner of early Christian martyrs through their piety and practice of singing of hymns and offices as they went to their death.

History Corner

Madeleine Josephine Sampson was born in Quin, Co. Clare, Ireland on 10th March 1857. She was the daughter of George Sampson, a wealthy Catholic landowner. She travelled widely across Europe as a single woman and lived for many years from interest on money dividends and land. She became a friend of the Carmelites at Lisieux and she considered herself a spiritual daughter of Mother Agnes, St. Therese's sister, Pauline. At the age of 54, on November 11, 1911 Madeleine entered the Carmelite Monastery at Kilmacud and was given the name Sr. Therese de l'Enfant Jesu. She made her religious profession in 1913. The prioress also allowed her to work with the Carmel at Lisieux, translating their books and pamphlets into English. Her translations were among the first books to make the message of St. Therese available to the English-speaking world. Sr. Therese continued her translation work until shortly before her peaceful death, three days short of her 90th birthday, on 7th March 1947. She had been professed for 34 years. She is buried in our little cemetery and we remember her with gratitude at this time of the 75th anniversary of her death. If you would like to read more about Sr Therese and her family, click here to view a family-tree profile we are currently working on in her memory.

Seeking the Face of God

Occasionally we hold 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.
Lent 2022 Lord, I know how much you love me. It’s hard for me to feel it sometimes, but I know your love is always with me. Help me to use your love as a way to persevere in my Lenten intentions. I am weak, but I know with your help, I can use these small sacrifices in my life to draw closer to you. Amen.
News Snippets! •	We are praying earnestly for peace in Ukraine, and for the millions of people fleeing for their lives, for thosehelping the refugees and for world leaders at this time. •	We also remember our Carmelite brother Bishop GregHomeming and his people in the diocese of Lismore, Australia, who have been devastead by flooding. •	On January 4th Masin Digal and Liudas Paricha, from the Delhi Province, India, tragically died in a road accident. They were making a pilgrimage to the Marian shrine of Kandhamal with some family and friends, when the driver lost control of the vehicle. May theyrest in peace. •	The year 2021 marked the fiftieth anniversary of the birth of Carmel in the Central African Republic. The Eucharist on 20 December marked the opening of the Jubilee celebrations.
TEMPORARILY SUSPENDED

Prayer for Ukraine

Loving God, we pray for the people of Ukraine, for all those suffering or afraid, that you will be close to them and protect them. We pray for world leaders, for compassion, strength and wisdom to guide their choices. We pray for the world that in this moment of crisis, we may reach out in solidarity to our brothers and sisters in need. May we walk in your ways so that peace and justice become a reality for the people of Ukraine and for all the world. Amen
St. Joseph’s Carmel