February: Dedicated to the Holy Family

Holy Family of Nazareth

Here we are again, starting a new year, wondering what 2023 will bring. One thing we can be sure of… it’s going to be a full year here, in Peace
of Christ Secular Community.

December: Dedicated to the Immaculate Conception

Holy Trinity as a mosaic

We are now in a journey of preparation for Christmas, the Solemnity of Jesus Christ being born into the world. Advent is a time of waiting and longing for our Messiah. The Church invites us to renew our desire for the Lord more deeply in our lives.

October: Dedicated to the Holy Rosary

Our Lady holding Jesus surrounded by a rosary

“The rosary is the book of the blind, where souls see and there enact the greatest drama of love the world has ever known…The power of the rosary is beyond description”.

September: Dedicated to Our Lady of Sorrows

"From Mary we learn to surrender to God's will in all things. From Mary we learn to trust even when all hope is gone." - St John Paul II

We are Blest. We have a new Council, a good strong one, thanks be to God.
Our retiring Council… how can we thank them sufficiently for their steady guidance throughout the ongoing Covid lockdowns and giving of their time and talents unstintingly as we seek to grow evermore in the charism of Carmel.

July: Dedicated to the Precious Blood of Jesus

Precious Blood of Jesus

By Maureen William OCDS, Christchurch President Welcome Dear brothers and sisters in Carmel, Hope you are keeping warm and dry in this rather cold weather. Congratulations to Marian Fallon as she moves forward in her Carmelite journey. May God’s abundant blessings be upon her as she makes her Definitive Promise on the 3rd of July. […]

May: Dedicated to the Blessed Virgin Mary

St Mary of the Angels

I am pleased to announce that our monthly meetings as of 1st May (Sunday) shall be held at the Carmelite Monastery once again. Thank you, dear Sisters, for making it possible for us to be back.