The Carmelite Monastery of the Annunciation, Birkenhead

A Radical Life

The Carmelite life is a life that most people would consider quite radical. Despite our cloistered existence though, we are not withdrawn from those who live, work and suffer in the world today. In fact, it is our purpose, and our offering to intercede to God for the lives of souls. And in this we believe in the power of a sacrificial life, to offer prayer and penance for the salvation of souls. This is our life and our service within the Church.


Never was the contemplative vocation more precious and relevant than in our modern, restless world.

Saint John Paul II