Posted by: catholicrelics | October 2, 2009

Minster and Carmelite family united by St Therese

Originally uploaded by Catholic Church (England and Wales).

Around 100 representatives from the Minster and Carmelite spiritual family gathered around the Relics this evening as a visual sign of Christian unity.

Along with clergy from the Minster staff, around 90 representative from the Carmelites of the ancient and discalced observances prayed together and then shared a sign of peace.

Present were: friars from York, Oxford and Dublin; nuns from York and Wetherby; Corpus Christi (apostolic) sisters from York; Third Order Carmelites from Birmingham, Cambridge, Glasgow, Leeds, Newcastle, York and Sheffield.

There is a long-standing link with Carmel and the Minster as Carmelites served as assistant Bishops at the Minster in the Middle Ages.

Fr Tony Lester OCARM, Prior of York, said: ‘The Carmelites are delighted to feel so welcome and that their sister Therese has been greeted as one of the Minster’s own family. Our sister in Carmel is bringing together, Catholics, Anglicans, Orthodox, Free Church, Evangelicals, Baptists, Salvation Army, all Christians, through her message of love.’

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