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Rule of Carmel 10
All are to remain in their cells or near them, meditating day and night on the law of the Lord and being vigilant in prayers, unless otherwise lawfully occupied.
Fr Conrad Mutizamhepo
Fr Conrad Mutizamhepo O.Carm conducted our Community Retreat from 1st – 8th August. Fr Conrad is from Zimbabwe and is presently one of the General Councillors of the Carmelites of the Ancient Observance in Rome. During the Retreat Fr Conrad led us to discover the riches of our Carmelite Rule, originally written by Albert, Patriarch of Jerusalem between 1206 and 1214, and corrected, amended and approved by Pope Innocent IV in 1247. Fr Conrad also looked at the Rule from an African perspective which brought its relevance to light for today and in our own context.
“Contemplation is not a lifestyle, but an attempt to listen to God always.”
Fr Jack Welsh OCarm
Our CD “Let nothing trouble you” is available in disc form, as well as on iTunes. Please contact us for more information.
THE SOLEMNITY OF OUR LADY OF MOUNT CARMEL
How pure and beautiful you are, Mary! By your gaze you make the Word bring joy to the angels, comfort to sinners and energy to pilgrims ... From the heavens, with your gaze, it is like as if God is no longer God, and his anger is lessened and his creatures here on earth begin to ask if God is really so powerful and just when they see so much mercy that every time a person turns to him, he is waiting, and still being God, just and pure, does not come across that way but shows his mercy much more. In the beauty of your eyes, the whole of creation rejoices and the throne of the Holy Trinity descends …
St Mary Magdalene de Pazzi
Visitors during the month of June:
Sr Lilato, Abbess from the Poor Clare Monastery, Lusaka, Zambia
Fr Mathias Jaworski a Carmelite Father working in Rwanda/Burundi
On Saturday 2nd July, Mary Lou, who regularly attends Mass in our Chapel, brought a group of friends to see how the Altar Breads are made.
Please see the news page for more details of life at Carmel Benoni.
POPE FRANCIS HAS DECLARED A YEAR OF MERCY FROM 8th DECEMBER 2015 UNTIL THE FEAST OF CHRIST THE KING 2016
You can never have too much confidence in God,
who is so powerful and so merciful.
St Therese of Lisieux
Our CD continues to be appreciated and recently reached friends in England. Now available from Amazon and iTunes.
Here are their comments:
“I was given the CD 'Let Nothing Trouble you' and I wanted to say how wonderful it is. I put it on in the morning instead of the news....sets me straight at the start of each day, anchors me in Jesus, my Savior. God bless you all”
“Magnificent. Beautiful. Inspirational, Peaceful. Amazing. Such lovely voices and instrumentation.”