This volume of the history of the New York Carmelite Province of Saint Elias covers the years 1906-26, beginning with the absence of Father Edward Southwell from the New York scene and ending with the accession of Father Dionysius L. Flanagan as superior of the Carmelites. During this time, parishes were established in Middletown and the Bronx and a house for training candidates to the order was opened.
The third and final volume is now in progress. It will cover the years from 1927 to 1947 during which the province was established with Father Flanagan as the first provincial. It will cover the provincialate of Father Kilian Lynch from his election in 1943 to his elevation as Prior General of the Order in 1947.