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The Daily Disconnect Podcast: June 17, 2015

PCM Province - Wed, 2015-06-17 13:00

A brief, Catholic, daily prayer experience of simple faith in the Carmelite tradition. The Daily Disconnect is a daily podcast focusing on the exercise of prayer from a Catholic Carmelite perspective.

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Pope Invites All to Welcome Encyclical With an ‘Open Spirit’

Zenit - Wed, 2015-06-17 12:54
Pope Francis is inviting all people to welcome the Encyclical on the environment, entitled "Laudato si, on the care of our common home." Toward the end of his weekly General Audience in St. Peter's Square, the Holy Father launched an appeal, saying, "Tomorrow, as you know, the encyclical on the care of the ‘comm...

God’s Garden, June 17, 2015

PCM Province - Wed, 2015-06-17 07:51

The geographic Mount Carmel that we take our Carmelite name from is a mountain range along the Mediterranean in Israel. It is a green oasis surrounded by desert; hence, its name “Carmel,” which means “the Garden of God” in Hebrew. The metaphorical Carmel is a way of life, our disposition as we make our spiritual path up Mount Carmel.

The images and insights presented here represent a small sampling of what has bloomed in “God’s Garden” over the course of our 800-year existence. Welcome to our Carmelite garden; we hope you are nourished by what grows here and invite you to comment and share it with others.

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Wednesday June 17, 2015

PCM Province - Wed, 2015-06-17 06:02

Wednesday. Those who are enflamed by God’s love, approach God and others with the same love with which they are enkindled. Pray today to spread the “same light and heat” you receive from God’s love.

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Prelate Named for Hamilton, Bermuda

Zenit - Tue, 2015-06-16 20:34
Pope Francis has appointed Fr. Wieslaw Spiewak, C.R., as bishop of Hamilton, Bermuda. Wieslaw Spiewak was born in Krakow, Poland, in 1963 and was ordained a priest in 1990.  He holds a master's degree in theology from the Pontifical Gregorian University, Rome, and a licentiate in spiritual theology from the S...

Carmelite Friars Announce the Election of New Leadership at 28th Provincial Chapter

Province of Saint Elias NY - News - Tue, 2015-06-16 20:16

In thanksgiving to Almighty God the Carmelite Friars of the North American Province of Saint Elias joyfully announce the election of our new leadership for the 2015 – 2018 Triennium.

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Carmelite Friars Announce the Election of New Leadership at 28th Provincial Chapter

Province of Saint Elias NY - Articles - Tue, 2015-06-16 20:16

In thanksgiving to Almighty God the Carmelite Friars of the North American Province of Saint Elias joyfully announce the election of our new leadership for the 2015 – 2018 Triennium.

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Forum: Love, Tolerance, and the Making of Distinctions

Zenit - Tue, 2015-06-16 20:10
Last week, I wrote a piece on Bruce Jenner's transformation into Caitlyn Jenner. I argued that the manner in which Jenner spoke of his transition reflected a Gnostic anthropology, which is repugnant to a Biblical view of the human being. I didn't say a word about Jenner personally; I urged no violence against him/h...

Five Carmelite Brothers Profess Simple Vows

Province of Saint Elias NY - News - Tue, 2015-06-16 20:06

In a prayerful and beautiful celebration of faith and vocation, Brother James Thien Tran, O. Carm. (SEL), Brother Ignatius Tien Le, O. Carm. (SEL), Brother Mikhail Woodruffe, O. Carm. (SEL), Brother Paul Richmond, O. Carm. (SEL), and Brother Jeffrey Lima, O. Carm.(PCM) pronounced their first vows of obedience, poverty and chastity to God according to the Rule and Constitutions of the Order of Carmelites on Monday, June 8th at the National Shrine of Our Lady of Mt. Carmel in Middletown, New York. Very Reverend Mario Esposito, O.Carm., Prior Provincial of the Province of Saint Elias presided, and Very Reverend William Harry, O.Carm., Prior Provincial of the Province of the Most Pure Heart of Mary preached. A lively luncheon followed with many Carmelite Brothers and Sisters, family and friends.

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Five Carmelite Brothers Profess Simple Vows

Province of Saint Elias NY - Articles - Tue, 2015-06-16 20:06

In a prayerful and beautiful celebration of faith and vocation, Brother James Thien Tran, O. Carm. (SEL), Brother Ignatius Tien Le, O. Carm. (SEL), Brother Mikhail Woodruffe, O. Carm. (SEL), Brother Paul Richmond, O. Carm. (SEL), and Brother Jeffrey Lima, O. Carm.(PCM) pronounced their first vows of obedience, poverty and chastity to God according to the Rule and Constitutions of the Order of Carmelites on Monday, June 8th at the National Shrine of Our Lady of Mt. Carmel in Middletown, New York. Very Reverend Mario Esposito, O.Carm., Prior Provincial of the Province of Saint Elias presided, and Very Reverend William Harry, O.Carm., Prior Provincial of the Province of the Most Pure Heart of Mary preached. A lively luncheon followed with many Carmelite Brothers and Sisters, family and friends.

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Pope Francis’ Address on Anniversary of Jan Hus’ Death

Zenit - Tue, 2015-06-16 19:53
Here is a ZENIT translation of the address Pope Francis gave Monday when he received in audience a Delegation of the Czech Republic, on the occasion of the 600th anniversary of Jan Hus’ death. * * * Dear Friends, I welcome you, distinguished representatives of the Hussite Czechoslovak Church and of the Eva...

Vatican Secretary of State Inaugurates 2nd Catholic Church in Abu Dhabi

Zenit - Tue, 2015-06-16 19:44
The second Catholic Church to be opened in Abu Dhabi, one of the United Arab Emirates, was inaugurated by Cardinal Pietro Parolin, Vatican Secretary of State, last Thursday, and will enable thousands of Roman Catholics to have access to Mass and weekly services, reported Vatican Radio. St Paul’s Church is in the...

Pope Francis' Meditation at 3rd World Retreat of Priests (Part I)

Zenit - Tue, 2015-06-16 16:51
Here is Part I of the Pope's meditation during the 3rd World Retreat of Priests on Friday, June 12th at the Basilica of St. John Lateran, Rome. Part II will be published on Wednesday, June 17th. * * * Good afternoon. I’m going to speak in Spanish because I was told that everyone can understand because ther...

Pope’s Address to Aid Agencies for Eastern Churches

Zenit - Tue, 2015-06-16 16:28
Here is a ZENIT translation of the address Pope Francis gave Monday to participants in the 88th Plenary Assembly of the Reunion of Aid Agencies for the Oriental Churches (ROACO). * * * Dear Friends, I welcome you, who give your help and collaboration to the journey of the Catholic Eastern Churches. I greet...

Pope Invited to Visit Egypt by President Abdel Fattah al Sisi

Zenit - Tue, 2015-06-16 15:44
Egyptian President Abdel Fattah al Sisi has extended to Pope Francis an official invitation to visit Egypt. According to Fides, news of the invitation was announced by Wafaa Ashraf Moharram Bassim, the Egyptian ambassador to the Holy See, in an interview published by Al-Ahram. In the interview, Bassim highlig...

Pope's Morning Homily: Christian Poverty Is Not an Ideology, But at Heart of Gospel

Zenit - Tue, 2015-06-16 15:38
Pope Francis says that if you remove poverty from the Gospel, you cannot understand the message of Jesus. According to Vatican Radio, the Holy Father spoke of this theme during his daily morning Mass at Casa Santa Marta today. In his homily, Francis reflected on the contrast between wealth and poverty, and reaff...

The Daily Disconnect Podcast: June 16, 2015

PCM Province - Tue, 2015-06-16 13:00

A brief, Catholic, daily prayer experience of simple faith in the Carmelite tradition. The Daily Disconnect is a daily podcast focusing on the exercise of prayer from a Catholic Carmelite perspective.

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Eucharistic Prayers for Children

Zenit - Tue, 2015-06-16 12:39
Answered by Legionary of Christ Father Edward McNamara, professor of liturgy and dean of theology at the Regina Apostolorum university. Q: Just inquiring whether the three Eucharistic Prayers for Children have been updated in the new translation. I have not been able to find copies of them anywhere. Is it permit...

Forum: ‘Expo 2015: UK and Holy See Make a Buzz’

Zenit - Tue, 2015-06-16 11:37
Below is a reflection of British Ambassador to the Holy See Nigel Baker, entitled 'Expo 2015: UK and Holy See Make a Buzz.' Published on June 12th, it is from Ambassador Baker's blog available on the British Embassy to the Holy See Website: *** It was Holy See day this week at Expo 2015 in Milan. Expo is like...

Celebrating Carmelite Ordinations

PCM Province - Tue, 2015-06-16 07:42


It is with great joy that the Order of Carmelites celebrates the Priestly Ordinations of Marc Bell, O.Carm and Foristan Guerrero, O.Carm.

Fr Marc was ordained by Bishop Gerard Bergie in the Carmelite Parish of St Patrick, Niagara Falls, on June 6th. He entered the Carmelites in 2001 from Sarnia, Ontario.

Floristan Guerrero, O. Carm., was ordained on June 14, 2015 by Bishop Carlos Enrique García Camader of the Diocese of Lurín in Perú. Mons. Michael Lafay, O. Carm., retired bishop of Sicuani was also present to witness the ceremony. Both ordinations were attended by many Carmelites from the Province of the Most Pure Heart of Mary.
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As Carmelites We live our life of allegiance to Jesus Christ and to serve Him faithfully with a pure heart and a clear conscience through a commitment to seek the face of the living God (the contemplative dimension of life), through prayer, through fraternity, and through service (diakonia). These three fundamental elements of the charism are not distinct and unrelated values, but closely interwoven.

 



by Dr. Radut