The Feast of St. Joseph

Almighty God, at the beginning of our salvation, when Mary conceived your Son and brought him forth into the world, you placed them under Joseph’s watchful care. May his prayer now protect all families in this time of need and bring them safely through in calm and peace. Amen



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Sisters from Carmel of the Immaculate Conception, Roebuck

Most people would probably be surprised at the variety in the daily rhythm of life of a Carmelite. Besides providing for both communal and solitary prayer, times are set aside for work, recreation, reading and study.

In the family atmosphere which prevails in our community, we share household duties and our Altar Bread work which is our main source of support. The poultry, gardens – vegetable and flowers, have to be cared for as well as our two dogs and Sally Ann, the donkey.

Our enclosed grounds in the southern suburbs of Dublin, provide us with pathways for walking or cycling. The cattle grazing on the land gives a truly rural athmosphere. Walking through our fields we can admire nature through the changing seasons.