Before the Second World War, these three ‘Societies of Prayer’ were established. The Societies continue to exist at the Shrine, and are a very popular way for people to express their faith, participate in our Carmelite devotions, and support our ministry of service to God’s people.
Members of each Society are enrolled for a year, during which time a Mass is celebrated every month for their spiritual and temporal welfare. It is possible to enrol yourself and others in any or all of the Societies, and whilst there is no set fee, a donation of £1.50 (or more) per person is suggested. This money supports the Carmelite brothers and our work to spread the Good News of Jesus Christ in Britain and beyond. These societies are separate from the Guild of Saint Jude.
The Society of the Infant Jesus is affiliated to the Shrine of the Infant Jesus cared for by our Discalced Carmelite brothers in the Czech capital of Prague, where the original statue of the Infant Jesus has been revered since the 17th century.