Because God continues to be good to us and send us brothers! At the end of September Brother James Hinchcliffe was received into the novitiate and clothed in the habit at the friary church of St. Andrew in Salamanca. This friary is on the site of the novitiate community which welcomed St. John of the Cross into the Carmelite Order and is now the home of the novices from across Europe.
Br. James received the habit along with 7 others who begin their religious life together under the watchful eye of their Novice Director, Fr. Desiderio Gracia Martinez, O.Carm. Fr. Desi was part of the Carmelite community at Aylesford priory last year and always provides a joyful welcome.
|Fr. Damian Cassidy, O.Carm presents the habit to James Hinchcliffe|
On Saturday the 19th of October the friars of the British province gathered to celebrate the Solemn Profession of Vows of Brother Paul Jenkins. O. Carm. The liturgy for the the solemn profession of vows is one of the most beautiful celebrations we have. It has a noble and joyful simplicity. Paul gathered around him many strands of his life as he made his lifelong commitment to God, the Carmelite Order and the Church.
|Br. Paul lies before the Altar as the community call on the prayers of the Saints to pray for him and the whole Church|
|Br. Paul makes his profession of vows into the hands of Fr. Wilfrid, the Prior Provincial.|
|Fraternal joy! Paul is welcomed by his brothers|
Please pray for our brothers, James and Paul and for those who will come after them!
Our Lady of Mount Carmel, pray for us!