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Ratio Institutionis Vitae Carmelitane

Dear Brothers, I wish to present you with a new edition of the 2000 Ratio Institutionis (RIVC). I say “new edition” in that following a request made to provincials and formators in 2009, many responded indicating that few changes needed to be made. Having considered the positive recommendations and suggestions …

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Solemn Profession of Vows

Today 26 August, 2019 we celebrate with Br. Mikhail (from Trinidad) and Br. Paul (from the USA) as they professed Solemn Vows in Middletown, NY. Solemn Vows are a lifelong commitment that a Carmelite makes to live as a member of our religious order.

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Carmelite Studies Program

Each August and January, the Provinces of St. Elias and the Most Pure of Heart of Mary sponsor a Carmelite Studies Program at Whitefriars Hall in Washington, D.C. This past week, about forty professed students, novices, interns and pre-novices – along with their formators, joined together to study the Rule …

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History of the Scapular

Throughout time, prayer and Carmel have been synonymous and the Carmelites have contributed greatly to the spiritual life and holiness of the Church. Perhaps one of our most significant contributions has been devotion to Mary, Mother of God, particularly under her title of Our Lady of Mount Carmel. Tradition tells …

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About Us

History of North American Province of St. Elias Many people have no idea where the Carmelites began! The first hermits lived on Mount Carmel in Israel in the time of Elijah the Prophet, hundreds of years before Christ. Later, many Crusaders went to the Holy Land to free such holy …

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