New Prior General of the Order

Rome, Italy, Today, September 17, 2019 on the Feast-day of the St; Albert of Jerusalem,  Our Carmelite Order is happy to announce that a new Prior General, a new Vice Prior General, Procurator General and new Bursar General  have been elected today. Fr. Míċéal O’Neill O.Carm. was elected to be …

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The Carmelite Charism

What is a charism? Catholic religious orders use the word ‘charism’ to describe their spiritual orientation and any special characteristics or values. A charism (from the Greek: χαρίσμα) in general denotes any grace that God gifts to an individual or group to perform a specific mission in the Church and …

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Brunch with Therese – Feast of St. Therese

The National Shrine of Our Lady of  Mount Carmel FEAST OF ST. THERESE Tuesday, October 1, 2019 “Brunch with Therese” (with a French Flair) 11:00am – Rosary 11:30am – Feast Day Mass – Fr. Nicholas Blackwell, O.Carm   12:00noon – Blessing of the Roses 12:15 – 12:45pm – Brunch with …

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Ordination To The Diaconate

We extend our heartiest congratulations to Rev. Brother Mikhail Woodruffe, O.Carm., Rev. Brother L. Paul Richmond, O.Carm., (both of the St. Elias Province) and Rev. Brother Jeffrey Lima, O.Carm. (of the Most Pure Heart of Mary Province) and brothers from the Paulists, Dominicans and Capuchins, who were all ordained transitional …

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Carmelite Students in Vietnam Begin New School Year

Saigon, September 6, 2019, Carmelite students, professed and candidates, gathered for a photo after the Mass of the Holy Spirit to begin the new academic year in Saigon. Pictured with them are some of the teachers who assisted at the English Language Camp which took place at the end of …

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New St. Albert’s Priory to Begin Construction

Middletown, NY, This morning at 11:30 August 30, 2019, Father Francis Amodio, O.Carm., Prior of St. Albert’s, as well as the Prior Provincial, Father Mario Esposito, O.Carm. and members of the Provincial Council, the St. Albert’s Priory community, Carmelite Novices and various members of the National Shrine and Provincial Offices …

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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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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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