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Simple Profession of Vows 2023

Simple Profession of Vows on the Solemnity of Prophet Elijah Middletown, NY – On the 20th of July, the feast of St. Elias, the spiritual founder of the Order, the two dedicated souls, Br. Joseph Trung Do, O.Carm., and Br. Pedro Cruz Diaz, O.Carm., officially professed their simple vows at …

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Celebrating St. Patrick the Carmelite Way

  Celebrating St. Patrick the Carmelite Way Most Catholics celebrate St. Patrick, the Patron Saint of the Archdiocese of New York, only the day named in his honor. Not so for the Carmelites who brought a bit of Ireland with them when they arrived in New York in 1889. St. …

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Funeral Mass of Brother Michael Garraghan, O.Carm.

  Funeral Mass of  Brother Michael Garraghan, O.Carm. National Shrine of Our Lady of Mount Carmel, Middletown, NY March 3rd, 2023   Carmelite brothers were present to serve Mass.   Fr. Mario was incensed the altar at the beginning of the funeral Mass.   The first reading was read by …

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Obituary – Brother Michael Garraghan, O.Carm. 

Obituary      Brother Michael Garraghan, O. Carm.  Born in Brooklyn, New York on April 2, 1927 Professed First Vows in the Order of Carmelites, on July 16, 1952 Professed Solemn Vows on September 8, 1956 Died on February 18, 2023    Brother Michael Garraghan, O.Carm, a member of the …

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Ordination to Diaconate and Priesthood in Vietnam

ORDINATION TO DIACONATE AND PRIESTHOOD IN VIETNAM Saigon, February 17th, 2023 Saigon, Vietnam – On February 17, 2023, the Carmelite Order, the Province of St. Elias,  the Commissariat of St. Joseph celebrated the Ordination of three of its members in a solemn ceremony held at the Tan Dinh Parish, located …

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Carmelites for Life 2023

CARMELITES FOR LIFE On Friday, 20 January 2023, some of our student friars residing at Whitefriars Hall and studying at The Catholic University of America took part in the annual March for Life in Washington, DC. They were joined by tens of thousands of people of every age and race …

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