Pope Francis has announced that the coming year will be dedicated to Consecrated Life – beginning on the 30th November 2014 (First Sunday of Advent) and continuing until the 2nd February 2015.  This year will be an opportunity to gratefully remember the contribution of Consecrated Life down through the centuries and provide us with hope as we look to the future.  It will be a time of conversion and renewal for those of us who are living the consecrated life as well as an opportunity to proclaim the beauty and joy of belonging totally to the Lord and His Church.  We pray that many young women and men may feel the irresistible attraction of the Lord and have the courage to say ‘yes’ to His invitation to follow Him.

To mark the launch of this Year of Consecrated Life many local religious as well as laity will join our community for a special Hour of Eucharistic Adoration followed by sung Vespers on Sunday 30th November – First Sunday of Advent at 5.30 p.m. 

We ask to be excused for our silence over recent months – we have had quite a lot of illness in our community with the result that we did not reach on attending to this blog.  Now with Advent approaching we hope to do our best to keep up to date.