24 May Come Holy Spirit
We began this eight day retreat with beautiful weather, having experienced weeks of rain. After the great joy and celebration of Sr Pam’s Solemn Profession we were all ready to move into silent, ordinary days. On the 20th May our dear Sr Mary of Christ celebrated her 98th birthday. She is now the oldest Carmelite in England. She would dearly like to reach 100 so as to receive a telegram from the queen. With the wonderful care she receives from our Infirmarian her wishes could come true! She is our treasure.
As the great Feast of Pentecost draws near we continue each day to gather after dinner to sing the wonderful hymn Veni Creator as a community, invoking the help of the Great Paraclete for the Church, for the world. We recorded this today so as to share with you. Join us in prayer.