What is Carmelite Spirituality?

Early on in Carmelite Rule — as written by St. Albert of Jerusalem, the Lawgiver of Carmel — is found its purpose: “Many and varied are the ways …” Those who seek Christ according to the life of Carmel are reminded it is one of various ways that lead to …

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An Update on the Saint Elias Province

November 2020 Thank you! 2020 has been a year of great challenges for all of us, but your loyalty and generosity to the Carmelites has sustained us. You have partnered with us in prayer and we know that it is the power of those prayers along with your financial support …

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Rev. Paul Richmond, O.Carm., Rev. Mikhail Wodruffe, O.Carm.

On Saturday, May 30th two of our Carmelite friars – Rev. Mikhail Woodruffe, O.Carm. and Rev. Leonard Paul Richmond, O.Carm., were ordained to the Priesthood at the National Shrine of Our Lady of Mount Carmel in Middletown, NY. The ordaining prelate was the Most Reverend Gerardo J. Colacicco, D.D., Auxiliary …

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The Rule

The rule of life given to the Carmelites by St. Albert Avogadro between the years 1206 – 1214, was finally approved as the true and proper Rule of Carmel by Innocenzo in 1247 and later underwent mitigations which were not in the original text. The Carmelite Rule states that is …

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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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