Archbishop Malcolm blessing with holy water as he's greeted at the door.
The Order of St Lazarus welcomed new members into its ranks recently at a Mass celebrated by Archbishop Malcolm McMahon of Liverpool in Our Lady's Church at Lydiate, near Southport.
Each year as the Order grows, it hopefully means that we will have more members willing and able to support our fundraising efforts to help those in need here at home and some of the poorest elsewhere in the world, particularly those affected by leprosy in Sri Lanka. The Priory of Great Britain has just recently sent another £10,000 to Cardinal Ranjith in Colombo for the leprosy charity SUROL, working to rehabilitate and teach skills to those afflicted with leprosy so that they and their families can live productive and healthy lives in their own communities.
May Our Lady of Mount Carmel, whose feast it was,
bring further success to our work
for the sake of those in need.
There is a fuller account of the Mass on the Order's site.