Carmelite Friars in England and Scotland




Iona, Carmelite Retreat Centre, Derry


Provincial Chapter 2014 ends
Our 2014 Chapter has just ended. Thanks to all for their prayers and good wishes for the work of the Chapter. It was a wonderful opportunity for the friars from the Anglo Hibernian Province and the Nigerian Vicariate to get together in prayer and discuss the new challenges and hopes for the future. We lament the loss of Fr Michael Coen who died at the beginning of the Chapter. Pls continue to pray for the province and all the friars.
God bless.

Provincial Council elections at the chapter
The elections for the Provincial Council were carried out and the following were elected:
Fr Vincent O'Hara, OCD, Fr Matt Blake, OCD and Fr Christopher Clarke, OCD

Fr Jeremiah Fitzpatrick, OCD was elected to accompany the Provincial to the General Chapter in Avila in 2015.
Fr John McGowan was elected as his substitute in case he is unable to attend.
Fr Christopher Clarke was re-elected as Prior of St Teresa's, Clarendon St.

Director of Novices: (on completion of Formation Course):
Fr Jim Noonan
Director of Students:
Fr Felix Okolo
Vocations Director:
Br Noel O'Connor
Mission Procurator: Fr Felix Okolo

Provincial Delegate for England: Fr Robert Davies
Regional Council: Frs Frank Gallagher and Liam Finnerty

Director of Postulancy - England: Fr Liam Finnerty, OCD
Director of Postulancy – Ireland: Fr Felix Okolo, OCD

OCDS Provincial Delegate - Ireland: Fr Vincent O'Hara, OCD
OCDS Provincial Delegate - Scotland:
Fr Liam Finnerty, OCD
Coordinator of Finances:
Fr Christopher Clarke, OCD
Editor of Ordo & Directory:
Fr Cronan Glynn, OCD
Vice Postulator for Causes:
Fr John McGowan, OCD
Editor of Mount Carmel:
Fr. James McCaffrey,
Editor of Home Regions Newsletter:
Frs Edmond Smyth, OCD and Frank Gallagher

Carmelite Forum:
The current members of the Forum, Fr Liam Finnerty, OCD & Br Noel O’Connor, OCD will continue until 15 October 2015. After that date the representatives will be Fr Matt Blake, OCD (England) and Br Noel O’Connor, OCD (Ireland)

Vocations & Formation Commision:
Fr James Noonan, OCD (Chair), Fr Liam Finnerty, OCD, Fr John McGowan, OCD, Fr Frank Gallagher, OCD, Br Noel O’Connor, OCD and Fr Felix Okolo, OCD

The Provincial Council delegates to the English Regional Council the appointment of a Regional Procurator, Assistant to the Secular Order in England and Wales and Regional Trustees.

St Teresa Centenary Preparatory Commission

Fr. Liam Finnerty, O.C.D.
Br. Noel O'Connor, O.C.D