The Carmelite Shrine of Saint Jude’s latest newsletter is now available. It has been written by the Prior Provincial, Brendan Grady, O.Carm, for the friends of the Shrine of Saint Jude and the Carmelite Order. In this issue, Brendan reflects on growing in contemplative openness, Lent, plus how you are supporting the Carmelites preparing for
Such a wonderful, thought provoking and inspiring time spent on pilgrimage with a lovely group of fellow pilgrims last week in France. It was an amazing four days as we journey through Lent. It was great to meet and share this experience and listen to each other- with a shared unity in faith and prayer.
Going on this Lenten pilgrimage was one of the best things I have ever done in my life. To be surrounded by such rich Church history, and Saints who lived incredible lives; and to do all this with such a beautiful group of people was such a blessing. We began the pilgrimage in Paris to