|Br Severin Tyburski|
On the 15th October 2010 I began my postulancy period at the Carmelite Priory in Mainz, which also happens to be the Student House for the Upper and Lower German Provinces. In this way I was able to lead an active live as part of the Carmelite community and could put myself into the daily rhythm of a Carmelite. In Mainz I was allowed to take on a social work project in the city. Groceries which had passed their sell by date and could no longer be sold in supermarkets were collected together and distributed to those who needed them. As well as this I was also responsible for taking care of the Priory Garden.
I have been in Aylesford since the 10th September 2011 in order to form my novitiate with three other novices from other parts of Europe. Now I can discuss and share my thoughts with them – but I can also simply enjoy the company of likeminded brothers!