Roman Catholic Church

We are in St Joseph’s Church (El Saladillo), near Camposol and Mazarrón Country Club urbanizations (exit 17, RM 3 motorway). 

Schedule of Masses:

Every Saturday: Mass at 4.30pm (in English)

Every Sunday: Mass at 4.30pm (in English)

On the first Sunday of the month, the Mass is the Traditional Mass in Latin – the first Sunday of the month there is no Mass in English.

Schedule of Confessions:  

Saturdays and Sundays from 3.15-4.20pm (also on request)

Saint Thérèse of Lisieux

The Autobiography of Saint Thérèse of Lisieux (The Little Flower), a Carmelite Sister

Monday April 9th 1888 was the day chosen for me to enter the Carmel. On the evening before, we were gathered around the table where I was to take my place for the last time. These farewells are in

themselves  are heart-rending and just when I would have liked to be forgotten I received the tenderest expressions of affection, as if to increase the pain of parting.

The next morning, after a last look at the happy home of my childhood, I set out for the Carmel, where we all heard Mass. I did not shed a tear, but as I led the way to the cloister door my heart beat so violently that I wondered if I was going to die. Oh, the agony of that moment! One must have experienced it in order to understand. I embraced all my dear ones and knelt for my Father’s blessing. He, too, knelt down and blessed me through his tears. It was a sight to gladden the Angels; this old man giving his child to God while she was yet in the springtime of life.

At length the doors of the Carmel closed upon me. . . . I found a welcome in your arms, dear Mother and received the embraces of another family, whose devotedness and love is not dreamt of by the outside world. At last my desires were realized and I cannot describe the deep sweet peace which filled my soul. This peace has remained with me during the eight and a half years of my life here and has never left me even amid the greatest trials.

Everything in the Convent delighted me, especially our little cell.

(to be continued)