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Carmelites in New York from 1889 – 1906

Mindful of the adage of Robert Burns, “The best-laid schemes o’mice an’ men gang aftagley,” I think it prudent to publish the history of the province of St Elias in sections. The plan of the work is so large that the concept staggers me at times. Rather, than leave uncompleted …

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Carmelites in New York from 1906-1926

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 …

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Carmelites in New York from 1927-1947

This is the third volume of the history of the New York Province of St. Elias, a work begun in 1976.  Seven years later, despite the interruptions of apostolic work and the vagaries of travel as vocation director, the task I promised the provincial of that time, Charles Haggerty, is …

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A History of Saint Albert’s Jr. Seminary

Introduction click here to read full story in PDF stalberts1 This work was begun some years ago in 1967 when I was first stationed at Saint Albert’s. Because of my teaching schedule and the distance of the seminary from the provincial archives at first in New York and later on in …

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St Joseph Carmelite Church in Troy

The magnificient Church of St Joseph of Troy was established in 1847 and the Famous Tiffany windows were installed later into this church. This Church is now in the Pastoral care of the Carmelite fathers of the St Elias Province of New York. Sunny Vision Creations.

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