Carmelites at Boars Hill, Oxford hold online Open Day to showcase redevelopment project

The Carmelites at Boars Hill, Oxford, are holding an Open Day to outline their plans and share their vision for the ambitious redevelopment of their Mount Carmel Friary.

The Open Day takes place in person or online on Saturday 29th June.

“This festival day will tell the Carmelite story from their founding on Mount Carmel to the innovations of the the 21st century, as the Carmelite family continues to provide spiritual formation and renewal, particularly for those seeking a transformative experience of intimacy with God,” said the Prior of Boars Hill, Fr Alex Ezechukwu.

“The day will reflect the Centre for Applied Carmelite Spirituality’s (CACS) embrace of the tools of video and social media, and the age-old inspiring method of speakers sharing their story with a live audience.

“The Carmelite fathers today are not only providing an exciting programme but also training lay members to lead in the current mission of Evangelisation in The Global Church.”

The day will include reflections from the provincial of the Anglo-Irish Carmelites on the present global mission of the Church, and the distinct contribution of the Carmelites in particular through CACS.

Fr Alex will share the groundbreaking new vision for the site now planned to support this 21st century ministry, and invite all to share in the journey towards the realisation of a New Mount Carmel.

Members of CACS will share their stories of their Carmelite journey; from a young friar studying at Oxford to well-known authors who will reflect on their lives as writers, and how different Carmelite saints inspire and shape their books and the work of CACS.

If you wish to join online, please use the button below to register and get the Zoom link or use this YouTube livestream link on the day at 12 noon (UK time):