The British Province of Carmelite Friars

8th Centenary of the Carmelite Rule
Justice and Peace Forum

On 5th May 2007 the some 800 members of the Carmelite Family in Britain gathered in York Minster to celebrate the Eucharist with His Beatitude Michel Sabbah, Latin Patriarch of Jesusalem in commemoration of the 8th Centenary of the giving of the Carmelite Rule by St. Albert the then Latin Patriarch.

In the afternoon following the Eucharist the Patriarch spoke at a Justice and Peace Forum at York Saint John University which focussed on the situation of the Christian communities in the Middle East. This was organised jointly by the Carmelites, Pax Christi (UK) and the Middlesbrough Diocese Justice and Peace Network.

Text of the homily from the Eucharist (.pdf format)

See video of the Homily (.rm format)

Images from the celebration in the Minster and the Justice and Peace Forum

Account of the happenings of the day with pictures (.pdf format)

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