The 70th anniversary of the Carmelites’ return to Aylesford Priory in Kent has been celebrated with a special Mass presided by Archbishop John Wilson of Southwark and attended by around 300 people. The Carmelite Friars first came to Aylesford in 1242, but left at the dissolution of the monasteries in 1538. However, they were able to return in 1949.
A new feature documentary about the monks of Mount St Bernard Abbey, called “Outside the City”, is being premiered on November 9th at Cinecity Brighton Film Festival. This artistic film documents the lives and deaths of the monks living behind the walls of this closed monastic community in Leicestershire, as they transition from dairy farming to brewing the UK’s first Trappist beer, the world famous Tynt Meadow.
The premiere of the film will be an afternoon screening at 2pm at the Depot Cinema in Lewes. The bar will be serving Tynt Meadow and there will be a chance to discuss the film after the screening with filmmaker Nick Hamer. For more details and to book your ticket please click here.
It is with a great joy that we announce the launch of the “Christus Vivit” video project, prepared by young Catholics from around the world one year after the Synod of Bishops that was dedicated to them. In this series of 26 videos based on different chapters of “Christus Vivit”, they will guide us to read this document through their eyes and will help us discover how the words of the Holy Father resound in the hearts of the “Under30” generation.
Wondering what God is calling you to do with your life? A discernment programme in Stamford Hill, North London, is taking place from November-June for young adults in their 20s and 30s who are open to the Word of God and to putting it into action in their lives. Eight monthly meetings ending with a retreat day, with personal spiritual guidance being available to participants alongside the programme.
To apply to join the group please contact Sister Agnes at email@example.com
To download the poster please click here.
Congratulations to Fr Toby Lees OP and Fr Luke Doherty OP, who on Saturday 7th September were ordained by Archbishop Malcolm McMahon OP at St Dominic’s Shrine of Our Lady of the Rosary, Haverstock Hill, London. Some lovely photos of the Ordination Mass can be viewed here.
In this fast-paced world, rife with distractions, there’s an opportunity for religious young people to “establish a lasting spiritual foundation” for their lives. An eight-week monastic internship is available to 18 to 25-year-olds at Quarr Abbey, a Catholic Benedictine Monastery on the Isle of Wight.
Josh Caminiti, a 23-year-old from Canada, who is about to start a new job as a business consultant in London, took part in the programme and shares his experience with the BBC in this video.