|Br. Ged and friends in Lourdes|
My name is Brother Gerard Walsh; I am a Carmelite friar in first vows, living in our community in York, England. I am currently working in chaplaincy, dividing my time between the University of York and the York Hospital. Earlier this year I applied and was accepted for Solemn Profession of vows, which will take place at The Friars, Aylesford in October. Here I will publically profess the vows of poverty, chastity and obedience to God, within the Order of Carmelites, for life. Over the next weeks I will blog how my preparation is progressing both practically and spiritually. This is my third blog entry . . . enjoy.
Best wishes to all our visitors to the ‘Carmelite Street’ blog, it was great reading about Brothers Severin and Kurt’s first vows and it certainly made me reflect on my own forthcoming final vows, which take place in less than one month’s time.
God bless, Br. Ged, O.Carm.
As Ged prepares for his Solemn Profession of Vows, maybe you could spend some time thinking about your own attitudes to commitment. Does commitment frighten me? is the prospect of making lifelong vows either in religious life or marriage a daunting prospect? Do I include God in this decision?
Remember that the place where God wants you to be, is where your deepest gladness meets the worlds deep hunger.