Carmelite Jubilee in Edmonton

Posted May 28, 2018 2:30 pm by Lincoln

Carmelite Jubilee in Edmonton

This week I shall have the great joy of celebrating with the Carmelite monastic community near Devon, AB, the 25th anniversary of their establishment in the Archdiocese of Edmonton. This community of contemplative nuns came to Canada from Macau, and eventually settled in this Archdiocese at the invitation of the late Archbishop Joseph N. MacNeil. Their witness to us has been a great blessing, one which is urgently needed in our day. Here I highlight three important aspects of that witness.

Life in the Carmel is marked primarily by silence. External stillness is necessary for that interior quiet, which alone disposes

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