The blog of the Carmelite Community at Aylesford Priory
Tuesday, 16 July 2013
Solemnity of Our Lady of Mount Carmel
It was a joyful occasion as people gathered today in the Relic Chapel here at The Friars Aylesford to celebrate this major feast day of our Order - Our Lady of Mount Carmel. With many visitors to the shrine as well as a number of members of the Carmelite Family we also had the added pleasure of two lay Carmelites from the Leigh on Sea Chapter making their final profession - their life commitment to Carmel. The chapel was quiet as Anne Marie and Janet made their public profession and signed their professions on the altar. These signed documents remained on the altar for the remainder of the Mass as a symbol of the offering which these two women were making to God and to the Church.
May the blessing of Our Lady of Mount Carmel be upon, those you love and all those you know and remain with you for ever.