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Carmelite Charism

Jesus Christ gave his disciples the gift of the Holy Spirit and the mission to proclaim salvation to the whole world. To live out the full dimension of this command is to pursue the “spiritual life.” The Church is called by the Holy Spirit to embody and proclaim union with …

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North American Province of St. Elias Coat of Arms

The three parts of our shield portray the history, the spirit and the meaning of our Order, the Province’s sphere of activity and its origin. The left hand portion represents the entire Carmelite Order. The shape of its lower half suggests the Mount of Carmel in the Holy Land where …

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Contact Us

Office of the Prior Provincial P.O. Box 3079, Middletown, NY 10940-0890 Tel. (845) 344-2223 • Fax (845) 344-2210 Very Rev. Mario Esposito, O.Carm., Prior Provincial Ms. Angela Valles, Provincial Secretary Email: SELSecretary@carmelites.com _____________________________________   Office of the Provincial Procurator Rev. Mark C. Zittle, O.Carm., Provincial Procurator Mrs. Anne Steffens, Director …

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Our Mission and Vision

St. Elias Province Mission Statement and Vision Statement St. Elias Province Mission Statement We, the Carmelite Friars of the North American Province of St. Elias, are vowed religious who seek union with God through prayer, fraternity and service to the Church. We strive to live in allegiance to Jesus Christ. …

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Our Ministries

Carmelites work in a variety of ministries in the Church.  Through our Carmelite core values, prayer, and fraternity, we are involved as chaplains, spiritual directors, pastors, teachers, and campus ministers. PARISH PRIEST The majority of men entering into the Carmelite formation program study to be priests. Religious order priests are different than “secular” priests in that they …

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Carmelite Commitment to Child Safety

The Carmelite Friars of the Province of Saint Elias are committed to creating and maintaining a safe environment for all children who interact with its members and are involved in its ministries. The policies and procedures implemented by the Carmelite Friars are accredited by Praesidium, Inc., a national organization that …

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