Our Lady giving the brown scapular to Saint Simon Stock
Aylesford is the beautiful shrine of Our Lady of Mount Carmel in the Archdiocese of Southwark, home to the Carmelites who provide superb hospitality to pilgrims and guests. I didn't realise that they have a blog - A Prayer in Stone. Members of the Guild of Blessed Titus Brandsma will be interested in their short account of the life of Titus Brandsma Carmelite Martyr.
The Carmelites host many pilgrimages during the year, including the Latin Mass Society Pilgrimage which will on Saturday 13 October this year. (See LMS Southwark North for details.) They also supplement the income of the Priory (necessary for the maintenance of the buildings etc. by hiring facilities to other groups, from mundane local council training sessions to things such as Vintage Motor Cycle shows.
Aylesford is much overlooked as a pilgrimage site. It is the home of Saint Simon Stock and the brown scapular. People should be making their way to Aylesford from all over the world. Perhaps we ought to have a Guild pilgrimage to Aylesford some time?
While writing this post I realised that I had not uploaded any of my Aylesford photos to my Flickr photostream. That's remedied now - here is a link to the Aylesford Flickr Set and here are a few samples: