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Memorial of Titus Brandsma

PCM Province - Fri, 2018-07-27 06:00

The year after Therese died, Anno Brandsma joined the Carmelites in his home province of Friesland, Holland. Taking the name Titus, he delved into Carmelite history and brought his deep prayer practice to his studies at the Gregorian University in Rome and later, teaching assignments. In 1923, he helped Dutch bishops found a Catholic University in Nijmegen, Holland, where he later became rector. Titus was also a journalist and leader in the Catholic press. In 1940, German troops invaded Holland. By 1941, they had made it illegal for any priest or religious to direct a school or university; they were also placing severe limits on publishers. Titus remained an outspoken advocate for the Catholic press and religious freedom, and as a result was arrested in January 1942. He died in July that same year in Dachau. He was made Blessed by Pope John Paul II in 1985.

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Solemnity of Elijah

PCM Province - Fri, 2018-07-20 06:00

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Letter of the Prior General for the Feast of Our Lady of Mount Carmel 2017

Province of Saint Elias NY - Articles - Tue, 2017-07-11 04:54

Dear brothers and sisters of the Carmelite family:

          The feast of Our Lady of Mount Carmel is approaching and, like every year, I want to send you an affectionate greeting with my most sincere congratulations.  I hope that the feast and all the celebrations of these days (novenas, processions, religious and cultural events, etc.) will be an occasion to honor Mary under this title so popular and endearing and so dear to all of us Carmelites. 

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Our Lady of La Vang Celebration

Province of Saint Elias NY - News - Tue, 2017-07-04 10:41

On Saturday, July 1, 2017 more than 1000 people gathered to dedicate the new Our Lady of La Vang shrine on the Carmelite property in Middletown, NY.   The day began with Eucharistic Adoration in the St Alberts chapel.

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First Profession of Vows

Province of Saint Elias NY - Articles - Tue, 2017-06-13 19:42

On June 12, 2017 five novices made their first profession of vows at the National Shrine of Our Lady of Mount Carmel in Middletown, NY in the Carmelite Order. They are: Rev. Justin Cinnante, O.Carm., Bro. Joseph Long Bui, O.Carm., Bro. Anthony Thanh Nguyen, O.Carm., Bro. Joseph Tam Nguyen, O.Carm. and Bro. Peter Trong Pham, O.Carm.. Congratulations to them and may God continue to bless them as they grow in the spirit of Carmel.

Interview of Mr Vincent Begley, Provincial Archivist

Province of Saint Elias NY - News - Tue, 2017-05-30 17:43

Interview of Mr. Vincent Begley, Provincial Archivist by Fr Lou Scurti about the Irish roots of the St Elias Province. 

Carmelite Nuns’ International On-Going Formation Course, Sassone (Rome) Italy

No:  13/2017

May 17 to 27,  2017

Daily Chronicle

Wednesday, May 17, 2017

The Carmelite Nuns’ International On-Going Formation Course opened in Sassone (Rome) in a truly fraternal and ecclesial spirit with the self introduction of each participant.  Subsequently there was the rite of the blessing of the Icon of St Mary Magdalen de’ Pazzi, which had been commissioned from Sister Simona Nicita (monastery of San Giovanni la Punta, Italy). This Icon was presented to the Church as an invitation to service of the Mystery of the Love of God for humanity. It was carried in procession to the foot of the altar of the chapel, while the participants sang the Veni Creator, and this was followed by the celebration of the Eucharist.

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Tour of Chapel at Our Ladyof Mt Carmel Shrine

Province of Saint Elias NY - News - Fri, 2017-05-19 15:00

Fr Justin Cinnante, O.Carm. takes us on a tour of the chapel at Our Lady of Mt Carmel Shrine in Middletown, NY. 

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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. 

All of these we live under the protection, inspiration and guidance of Mary, Our Lady of Mount Carmel, whom we honor as "our Mother and sister." 


by Dr. Radut