Saturday, 22 February 2014

Guild of Saint Jude

We are delighted to announce that this spring the Shrine will establish the new Guild of Saint Jude.

Would you like to be part of the Shrine every day through prayer, wherever you are? Would you like to become a messenger of Saint Jude and share in our mission of the National Shrine?

The new Guild has been created to:
  • Promote the love of God by fostering devotion to his Apostle St Jude
  • Support and share in the mission of the Carmelite Family by prayer and material resources
  • Raise awareness and encourage pilgrimages to the National Shrine

What are the benefits?

The Spiritual Benefits
  • Members share in the Daily Masses at the Shrine
  • Members share in special Masses offered for them and their families each quarter
  • Members join the Shrine in daily prayers throughout the year
  • Handbook of devotions
  • Deceased members are remembered each year
Other Important Benefits
  • receive a Membership Certificate
  • receive a Shrine of Saint Jude Guild badge
  • receive our annual Guild magazine and quarterly Carmelite News
  • invitation to talks and events at the Shrine
  • access to a members section on the Shrine website
  • invitation to the annual Guild talk at the Feast of Saint Jude
Our members are invited
  • to say our recommended daily prayers
  • to support and promote the Shrine
  • to help spread devotion to Saint Jude
  • to encourage people to join the Guild of Saint Jude
  • to encourage people to receive the Carmelite News
How to join
Membership is open to all who have a devotion to Saint Jude. If you would like to join, please complete the application form which is linked below. 

If you have any queries, please contact the Shrine office on: 01795 539 214, or email Or fill in the form, which can be found here

More information can be found here

Thank you

Fr Wilfrid McGreal, O.Carm

Wednesday, 19 February 2014

Buy gifts from the Shrine

You can now purchase items from our online shop, here.

We are only selling a few items to start with, but over time we will add more and more items. The first ten people to buy an item from the Shrine, will receive some gifts from us.

All items for sale in the recent Spring newsletter can be purchased in our shop.


Tuesday, 18 February 2014

Spring edition - Carmelite News - now available online

Our spring edition of the Carmelite News newsletter has now been sent out to all those who have subscribed to the online version. If you would like to receive an emailed copy ONE WEEK early, please let us know below or via The printed copy will be arriving next Tuesday.

Monday, 17 February 2014

Fr. Alphie Brennan

Today the Carmelites lay to rest at Aylesford Priory our brother in Carmel Fr. Alphie Brennan. We thank God for his life, his service, and his vocation as a Carmelite and priest. May he rest in peace, and rise in glory. Fr Alphie was chaplain to the National Shrine of Saint Jude for many years. 

15 October 1930 - 10 February 2014.  May he rest in peace, and rise in glory. 

 Our Lady of Mount Carmel, to whose service Alphie was dedicated, pray for him.