On Saturday, August 21, Brother Von Erick Maria Sandoval, O.Carm. professed Solemn Vows in the Carmelite Order at the National Shrine of Our Lady of Mount Carmel in Middletown, NY.
About 140 people were in attendance for the 11:00AM Mass, including his Excellency, Bishop Gerardo Colaccico, D.D., JCL, Auxiliary Bishop of the Archdiocese of New York. The Celebrant & Homilist was Very Rev. Mario Esposito, O.Carm., Prior Provincial of the St. Elias Province. Very Rev. Quinn Conners, O.Carm., concelebrated the Mass, Rev. Brother Marlon Beharry, O.Carm. served as Deacon and Brother Gregg Durham, O.Carm. was the Master of Ceremonies.
Also in attendance were many Carmelite friars from the St. Elias and Most Pure Heart of Mary Provinces, Carmelite Sisters from various communities and the many friends and family members of Brother Von. Congratulations to Brother Von! May God bless him always.