A gentle flurry of snow descended on The Friars on Saturday evening... and then early in the morning the community awoke to the beautiful sight of a ten inch blanket of snow all over the priory.
Brother Paul was spotted at 7.00 am clearing a pathway from the car park to the shrine for our regular Mass attendees. Unfortunately, none seemed to want to risk the roads to join us for the 8.00 am Mass, which gave Fr. Michael a wonderful opportunity to preside at Mass in the Carmelite Saints chapel with the Carmelite Community. A determined congregation of thirty braved the elements to be here in time for the 10.15 am Mass at which Fr. David presided.
The Carmelite Community hopes that you are safe, warm and perhaps even praying a little on this snowy Sunday wherever you are. We will be praying again for all of our friends at 4.30 pm when we gather for our solemn Evening Prayer in the warmth of the Cloister Chapel.