Ash Wednesday

Ash Wednesday

With the whole Church we begin our Lenten journey towards a fuller life in the Risen Christ. In this time of deeper conversion, prayer and self denial we, in Carmel, enter the desert in a particular way by withdrawing from all personal communication, by email, letter or visit. In silence and solitude we will be praying especially for our Church in this sorrowful time.
 
For we, O Lord, have become fewer than any nation, 
and  are brought low this day in all the world
because of our sins
… Yet with a contrite heart and a humble spirit
may we be accepted.
…Such may our sacrifice be in your sight this day,
and may we wholly follow you,
for there will be no shame
for those who trust in you
(Canticle Daniel 3)