Friday, 22 September 2017

Novena to the Little Flower

The following novena recently published in Carmelite News and from the National Shrine of Saint Jude is for nine days. The novena starts on 23 September 2017 and continues until the Feast Day of Saint Thérèse. You can pray the novena in private, with your friends or family, or in a group

Remember, most gracious Little Flower, 
our Rose Queen, your wish to spend 
your time in heaven doing good upon earth. 
Full of confidence in your power 
I implore your intercession on my behalf. 

Make your special request now 

Lord Jesus Christ, who said, 
“Unless you become like little children 
you shall not enter the kingdom of heaven,” 
grant that we may imitate 
Saint Thérèse, 
in humilty and in simplicity of heart 
that we may come to share 
in her eternal reward. 
You who live with 
the Father and the Holy Spirit. 


The National Shrine of Saint Jude has a society dedicated to the Little Flower. Find out more, here. We also have a number of prayer cards to Saint Thérèse, which can be purchased from here.

The Shrine of the Little Flower here in Faversham


Friday, 8 September 2017

Autumn Newsletter - 2017

We are pleased to announce that the latest issue of Carmelite News is now available to all our online friends. Carmelite News is available to view via a system called Page Tiger. You do not need special software for the online magazine and you will be able to print all, or part of it, if you wish to do so. Page Tiger will allow you to read the newsletter as if it was printed. 

Our autumn issue can be accessed, via this link.

The autumn issue has all relevant web links enabled so you can click to go directly to any site mentioned. Each newsletter can be read either as a two-page spread or as a single spread. It is also possible to zoom into each page. 

In this edition, our Prior Provincial, Fr Kevin Alban, O.Carm writes his first letter to the friends of Saint Jude. Fr Kevin writes about the Carmelite Martyr, Blessed Titus Brandsma; Saint Jude's outreach and the work in East Timor; the Feast of Saint Jude; and much more.



Monday, 4 September 2017

Feast of Saint Jude - 2017

In 2017 the feast of Saint Jude, 28th October, falls on a Saturday.

There will be a number of celebrations in Faversham on the day itself and Sunday. More details below:

Saturday 28 October 2017 
Saint Jude Mass with the Blessing of Oil and Anointing 
12.00pm - 2.00pm - 4.00pm 

Sunday 29 October 2017 
Saint Jude Mass with the Blessing of Oil and Anointing 
12.30pm and 2.30pm


If you can't attend, we can light a candle for you. Please purchase one here.


Friday, 1 September 2017

Photo(s) of the Month - September

The triple light window at the back of the Shrine Chapel depicts Our Lady of Mount Carmel (with the Scapular in her hand) and the Christ-Child with a scapular and dove, with attendant angels on a rainbow. The rainbow imagery here refers to the Old Testament story of Noah in the Book of Genesis. The dove seen above the hands of the Christ Child, could again refer to the dove bringing the olive leaf to Noah, but Christ is also seen as the bringer of peace.

The windows are the work of Richard King. Richard Joseph King (1907–17 March 1974) was an Irish stained glass artist and illustrator. He was born in Castlebar, County Mayo, Ireland, where his father was a sergeant in the Royal Irish Constabulary.

Read more, here.