Lay Carmelites from all over the Hallam Diocese are meeting at St Bede’s, Rotherham on Thursday, 25 May to mark the closing of the 450 Jubilee Year of the birth of St Mary Magdalene de Pazzi, who is the Patroness of the Third Order of Carmel.
25 May is the feast day of both St Mary Magdalene de Pazzi and St Bede. Holy Mass will be celebrated by Fr Andrew Browne to mark this very special day.
The celebration closes a year-long study and reflection of the great Carmelite saint by Lay Carmelites. The Carmelite charism of St Mary Magdalene de Pazzi was displayed throughout her life by the living out of her Carmelite vocation. She demonstrated the perfect example of a fervent prayer life, a deep personal relationship with Jesus and a total commitment to serving others … the primary charisms of Carmel.
Lay Carmelites have used the Jubilee Year as an opportunity to discover anew inspiration from this significant figure in Carmelite history, in order that they might be helped to live out their Carmelite vocation and thereby enhance their own spiritual life and their service to their Church community.
Lay Carmelites, Stephen Marlow (left) and Martin Humphrey are both councillors for Lay Carmel.