Remembering the National Shrine of Saint Jude and the British Province of Carmelites in your Will
After you have provided for loved ones, why not support the other things in life that gave you joy?
For over 800 years, the Carmelite friars have responded to God’s call in Britain and worldwide, and have provided a valid response to the needs of an ever-changing world. The Order seeks the face of the living God not only in prayer and fraternity, but also in service. The National Shrine of Saint Jude is one part of the Carmelite service to God and His people in the British Province.
Since 1955, the shrine has been a centre of devotion to Saint Jude in the UK. Through the contributions of those devoted to the Apostle and to the Order of Carmelites, the Shrine has supported the presence and ministries of the Carmelite Friars in Great Britain, and the great work of the Missions around the world.
By leaving a gift to the Shrine and the British Carmelites in your Will, you are helping to ensure that the work and ministry of the province and the Shrine will continue for many generations to come. All gifts, whether large or small are immensely important to the charity. It is thanks to so many of the legacies of the past that we have been able to continue our work, building God’s Kingdom on earth even when your earthly life is over.
Benefactors are remembered regularly in our prayers, and by making a bequest you can help us continue our vocation to preach the Gospel. Our deceased benefactors share in a Mass offered for them each month of the year and also in daily Mass during the month of November. We brought nothing into the world when we came and we will take nothing out of it when we leave, but the work of building God’s Kingdom continues after our death.
When you inform us of your intention to remember the Shrine and the Carmelites in your Will, we will offer you membership of the Fr Elias Lynch Society. There is no obligation to join - membership is simply a mark of gratitude and in recognition of your commitment to the future of the Shrine and the British Province.
Whether you have already written your Will, or have still to write one, including a gift to the Shrine and British Province is a simple process which takes moments. In the rest of this leaflet, we offer some guidelines about making a Will and how (if you wish) to specify the Carmelites as one of your beneficiaries.
We are proud to be members of Your Catholic Legacy. Every year, Catholic causes help hundreds of thousands of people in need. Much of this work is only possible thanks to gifts in wills. Your Catholic Legacy brings together a group of Catholic charities (including the Carmelite Charitable Trust) working to inspire and encourage you to leave a gift in your will to a Catholic good cause. Your legacy, large or small, will help to make the world a better place for future generations.