July 1, 2021
Precious Blood of Jesus

July: Dedicated to the Precious Blood of Jesus

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By Maureen William OCDS,
Christchurch President

Dear brothers and sisters in Carmel,

“O Precious Blood of Jesus, protect us. Thou hast redeemed us, O Lord, in Thy Blood, and made of us a kingdom for our God. Blood of Christ, Incarnate Word of God. Save us.”

On Trinity Sunday last month, our dear Megan was commissioned as the Catholic Chaplain of Burwood Hospital at the 10.00am Mass at the Church of St Teresa. It was a joyous occasion with her family and friends present as she was blessed – in the words of Tony Lenton, Senior Catholic Hospital Chaplain – “in this most demanding, yet special calling… of remaining a humble servant of the sick.

Megan's commissioning as Chaplain of Burwood Hospital
Megan's commissioning as Chaplain of Burwood Hospital

15th August 2021 (Sunday) – mark this date in your diaries! It is the day that Sr Anne Mary of the Assumption shall take her Solemn Profession of Religious Vows. Time: 2 pm. Venue: Carmelite Monastery. We have all been invited by the Sisters.

Details of our forthcoming annual retreat

  • Dates: Friday 26th – Sunday 28th November 2021
  • Venue: Rochester & Rutherford Hall, University of Canterbury, Ilam Road
  • Cost: Live-in $230.00
  • Day Only $110.00
  • (Deposit of $50.00 to Secular Carmelites Westpac Account: see newsletter for details). Include your name, and reference is “Retreat”.

P.S. There is a letter from Fr General Saverio Cannistrà, OCD, and the retreat poster attached to this newsletter.

Blessings in Carmel

Maureen William, OCDS

Christchurch's Peace of Christ Community President