September 29th – Feast of St Michael and all Angels

September 29th – Feast of St Michael and all Angels

Today is the anniversary of our foundation in 1878. Seven sisters had arrived from Paris the day before and had worked well into the night to get the house ready for the first Mass and the opening ceremony on the following day. A large crowd of respectful visitors followed the procession through the house and when all had left and the enclosure door was about to be closed, Cardinal Manning turned to the Prioress, Mother Mary of the Blessed Trinity, and said, “Now, Mother, sanctify your walls”. 

Pray for us that we may be faithful to that admonition and to all that we have inherited and may pass it on to future generations of Carmelites in London.