Roman Catholic Church
We are in St Joseph’s Church (El Saladillo), near Camposol and Mazarrón Country Club urbanizations (exit 17, RM3 motorway).
Schedule of Masses:
Every Saturday: Mass is at 4.30pm (in English)
Every Sunday: Mass (in English) at 4.30pm
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)
The Autobiography of Saint Thérèse of Lisieux (The Little Flower), a Carmelite Sister
On October 31st 1887, alone with Papa, I started for Bayeux, my heart full of hope, but also excited at the idea of presenting myself at the Bishop’s house. For the first time in my life, I was going to pay a visit without any of my sisters and this to a Bishop. I, who had never yet had to speak except to answer questions addressed to me, would have to explain and enlarge on my reasons for begging to enter the Carmel (the Carmelite convent for Carmelite sisters) and so give proofs of the genuineness of my vocation.
It cost me a great effort to overcome my shyness sufficiently to do this, but it is true that Love knows no such word as ‘impossible’, for it deems ‘all things possible; all things allowed’. Nothing whatsoever but the love of Jesus could have made me face these difficulties and others which followed, for I had to purchase my happiness by heavy trials.
When we reached the Bishop’s house, the floodgates of Heaven seemed open once more. The Bishop was walking in a corridor with two Priests. I saw the Vicar-General speak a few words to him, then they came into the room where we were waiting. There were three large armchairs in front of the fireplace where a bright fire blazed.
As the bishop entered, my Father and I knelt for his blessing. The Bishop asked how long I had wanted to enter the Carmel.
“A very long time, my Lord!”
“Come!” said the Vicar-General, laughing, “It cannot be as long as fifteen years.”
“That is true,” I answered, “but it is not much less, for I have wished to give myself to God from the time I was three.”
(to be continued)