Video on the Memorial of Fr. Joachim Smet, O.Carm.
Father Joachim Smet, Order of Carmelites, the oldest Carmelite in the Chicago Carmelite Province, died Oct. 4, 2011. He was 95. Father Joachim was born in Chicago, IL, on Oct. 9, 1915.
“Qualiter respondendum sit quaerentibus” – “How shall we respond to those who are seeking?”
To all the Members of the Carmelite Family: Peace and the Grace in the Lord.
“As you therefore have received Christ Jesus the Lord, continue to live your lives in Him, rooted and built up in Him and established in the faith, just as you were taught, abounding in thanksgiving.” (Colossians 2:6-7). With these words of the Apostle Saint Paul,
Most Rev. John Malley, O.Carm., former Prior General of the Carmelites, gave the homily at the funeral Mass of Father Joachim Smet, O.Carm., long-time historian of the Order. A fuller-video tribute will we posted later this week.