This is the first in a series of weekly talks during the Lent period.  Keep an eye out here or on the Carmelite Friars YouTube channel for updates.

'Life as we knew it a year ago is so very different.  As lent looms, are you ready for 40 days of prayer, fasting, alms giving?  Perhaps you’re thinking of giving up chocolate or alcohol?  Or are you going to do something positive – walk that extra mile, volunteer to help a neighbour – so that this season of preparation for Easter can really work a change?  We’ll surely then be better people when we hit the joy of the risen Christ.'