The Need for Love and the Character of Love
love is kind,
knows no jealousy,
makes no fuss,
is not puffed up,
no shameless ways,
doesn’t force its rightful claim,
doesn’t rage or bear a grudge,
doesn’t cheer at others’ harm,
rejoices, rather, in the truth.
Love bears all things,
believes all things,
love hopes all things,
endures all things.
1 Corinthians 13:4-7
Discalced Carmelites witness to the many virtues of love every day. We’d like to share images of love at work in the lives of the Discalced Carmelite nuns of the monastery at Maryton Grange, Liverpool, England. Founded in 2012, the communities of Golders Green, Liverpool, and Upholland united as one in a new monastery. It was a new beginning for all, filled with a united spirit and a “very determined determination,” as St. Teresa would say.
There are over 200 Discalced Carmelite nuns in England, Scotland, and Wales in 15 monasteries. The Discalced Carmelite nuns in Malta have joined with them to form the Association of Our Lady of Mount Carmel. You can learn more about the Association through their website or through their active social media presence on Twitter, Facebook, and Instagram.
Enjoy the slideshow of scenes from daily life at Maryton Carmel. If you’re viewing from a handheld device, swipe left to begin; on a desktop, click the display.
We are grateful to the nuns of Maryton Carmel Liverpool and the Association of Our Lady of Mount Carmel for the kind use of these photos.
For discernment information for the Discalced Carmelite nuns in Great Britain click here.
To contact the Reverend Mother Prioress of the Maryton Carmel Liverpool, click here or write to:
Rev. Mother Prioress,
Carmelite Monastery, Maryton Grange,
Allerton Road, Liverpool, L18 3NU, UK