The Port of Spain City Corporation has recognised the decades of service by the Corpus Christi Carmelites at the L’Hospice. Neila Todd, a Tertiary of Carmel (lay Carmelite), attended the Wednesday, October 30 event at the POS City Hall and shares a bit of history about the Carmelite institution.
The City Corporation of Port of Spain was just six years in existence when three young English women left their convent in England to sail to this last island in the Caribbean archipelago, Trinidad. Their Congregation was also only two years older than the Corporation.
These ‘adventurers’ as they called themselves had come because of the ecclesiastical wisdom of the Archbishop of Port of Spain, Archbishop Vincent Spaccapietra who had heard about the foundational work of their leader who by the end of the century, would become the Servant of God, Mother Mary Ellerker of the Blessed Sacrament, O Carm.