Carmelites Open Doors of Mercy to Pilgrims

Jubilee of Mercy

As the New Year begins, Carmelite friars at the Kent shrines of Aylesford and Faversham are ready to welcome pilgrims through the ‘Doors of Mercy’ set up specially for the Church’s Year of Mercy.

In addition to the Holy Doors at certain basilicas in Rome, Pope Francis has urged dioceses and religious communities worldwide to establish Doors of Mercy through which pilgrims can pass as a sign of their devotion.

The Door of Mercy at Aylesford Priory is symbolically located at the confessionals, stressing the link between God’s gift of mercy and the Sacrament of Reconciliation. This will be the main entrance into the Relic Chapel for the duration of the Year of Mercy.

Door of Mercy at Ayelsford
The Door of Mercy at Aylesford Carmelite Priory (‘The Friars’)

The door at Aylesford was blessed by the Prior, Fr. Damian Cassidy, O.Carm., during the community celebration of Mass on 13th December 2015. [article cont’d]

Read more about the Door of Mercy at the Aylesford Carmelite Priory in England.

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The British Province of Carmelite Friars has friar communities throughout Great Britain and 30 communities of Lay Carmelites and 2 communities of sisters. They also enjoy close relations with our brothers and sisters in the Discalced Carmelite Order.