Events at Roebuck

We are in the middle of an epidemic. The daily news leaves us in no doubt. Social distancing or physical distancing is now an ethical requisite. This is care for the earth and care for our neighbour at its best. Many people are worried, understandably and rightly so. We worry for ourselves, for our loved ones, for the vulnerable and especially for our wonderful healthcare workers and all who serve us on the front lines – the shop keepers, the transport workers, utilities personnel etc. etc. Our government and H.S.E. officials who are working long hours to best protect us all. We remember all who are responsible for our internet and social media platforms who are keeping us all connected.

We here are asking what we can do. The answer is of course pray. While regrettably we are closed to the public we invite you to join with us from wherever you are at the times we are in the Chapel. We are praying constantly as our Carmelite vocation encourages us but there are times of more intense and communal prayer.

 

We will be in the Chapel:

6.00am – 7.15am

12.00 noon – 12.15pm

2.00pm – 2.15pm

5.00pm – 6.20pm

8.30pm – 9.15pm 

On Wednesdays we will have Adoration  of the Blessed Sacrament 7.30pm – 8.30pm

We hold you all in our prayers and pray that you and yours will be safe. May God bless us all.

 

The Feast of St. Joseph

StJoseph

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

 

 

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

Sr Maria ...

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.