A Celtic Journey with St. John of the Cross

We would like to share with you two beautiful musical reflections in honour of Our Lady and St John of the Cross recorded by Kerrie O’Connor and friends in our Chapel. We vacated the Chapel one afternoon while they did all the hard work!!  The first one is available on youtube and the second will be available for the feast of St John of the Cross on 14th December. We hope you will enjoy. https://youtu.be/R2YGDeZ0haE


A Celtic journey 



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From time to time we host days of prayer and reflection for women interested in exploring a vocation to Religious life. For further information please contact us at: carmel@roebuckcarmel.com





Sunday Reflections  


11th Sunday in Ordinary Time

 Sower of seeds  

Ezekiel 17:22-24

2 Corinthians 5:6-10

Mark 4:26-34


Saint Mark, the Evangelist was writing about 40 years after the time of Jesus.  It was a time of crisis.  The new phenomenon of Christianity, like all such movements was falling off a little.  The early enthusiasts were thinning out.  Paul and Barnabas had their troubles too.  They did not agree on some of the traditions and doctrines of the new community. There were more worrying problems also: Self-proclaimed prophets and healers were springing up and distorting the message for their own advantage.

Perhaps, we today can identify with what must have been a difficult time for the early Church: disagreements on doctrine and moral teaching, self-proclaimed experts and visionaries, moral standards falling, violence and crime, lack of respect for the pillars of society and for leading persons in society.  It all sounds familiar!

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Sr. Breda McInerney (1935-2024)

 Sr Brida

It is with great sadness that we announce the death of Sr Breda McInerney.

Born on 1st February 1935 at Cooraclare, Co Clare. Breda joined the Nazareth Sisters after her secondary school years and taught in their schools in Australia until she decided to be a Carmelite. In 1985 Sr. Breda came to Ireland and joined Firhouse Carmel. In 2017 she transferred to Roebuck after the sad closure of Firhouse.

Sr Breda was always interested in people and their concerns and was very zealous in her prayer for all. We are confident that she will continue to bring our concerns to the Lord on our behalf and that she will intercede for us all.

Always interested in sport she was an avid follower of the GAA and was keenly interested in rugby.

After suffering for years with heart problems it finally gave up on her and she died peacefully and serenely in the Monastery aided by the wonderful care of our doctors and the hospice nurses.

May she rest in eternal peace.

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