Bishops celebrate Mass in Bethlehem Carmelite Convent founded by soon-to-be declared saint

Bishops from around the world taking part in this year's Holy Land Co-ordination today celebrated Mass at the Carmelite Convent in Bethlehem.

The Carmel was founded by Mariam Baouardy – Sister Mary of Jesus Crucified. Sister Mariam, a Palestinian Discalced Carmelite nun of the Melkite Greek Catholic Church, will soon be declared a saint. Last month, December 2014, Pope Francis issued a decree recognising the miracles needed for her canonisation.

The Most Rev Patrick Kelly, Archbishop Emeritus of Liverpool, gave the introduction and homily.

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Read Archbishop Kelly’s homily and the poem he refers to, The Shroud by George Every by using the links below.

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The Shroud

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