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A prayer group with Blessed Marie-Eugene

I mentioned Blessed Marie-Eugene of the Child Jesus OCD the other day. I have just heard about a Blessed Marie-Eugene prayer group that meets each month at the Carmelite Church in High St, Kensington on a Saturday afternoon. They are in fact using the book I mentioned, St John of the Cross: a Living Flame to help them with their prayers and growth in faith. The meeting involves an introductory talk by a Carmelite priest, a period of silent prayer, and a social time. The next meeting is in fact Saturday next 11 November. Inquiries to

It is so tempting for us to be drawn into pure activism, but St Teresa and St John of the Cross left us their writings as a standing invitation to go deeper into prayer, to make more time for prayer, alone and with others. For them (and of course it is a fundamental Catholic truth), prayer is the basis of everything.

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