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Mass of Thanksgiving Celebrated for 125th Anniversary

A year-long celebration has begun at the National Shrine of Our Lady of Mount Carmel, in honor of the 125th Anniversary of the arrival of the Irish Carmelites in New York; an event which led to the establishment of the present North American Province of St. Elias (SEL). The celebration …

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Celebrating Venerable Mary Angeline Teresa

On January 21st the Carmelite Sisters for the Aged and Infirm celebrated the memory of their foundress, Venerable Mary Angeline Teresa, who was born and died on that day. This year, they celebrated her 123rd birthday and 30th anniversary of death. Venerable Mary Angeline Teresa founded the Carmelite Sisters for the Aged …

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Unique Nativity Scene Displayed at St. Albert’s Priory

Fr. Philip Marani, O. Carm., who recently moved to St. Albert’s Priory in Middletown, NY has always been an avid train collector and model railroad enthusiast. He would build custom buildings for his train layouts, including his own Mt. Carmel Depot. For 17 years, Fr. Phil worked 6 days a …

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New Acolytes and Readers

During his recent visit to Vietnam, Father Mario Esposito, O.Carm., Prior Provincial, instituted several of our student friars into the ministries of Acolyte and Reader. In preparation for their eventual ordination to the priesthood, each friar looking towards Holy Orders must prepare for and receive these ministries – that of …

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Father Anthony Trung Nguyen, O.Carm. Ordained to the Priesthood

In the midst of a mid-December snow storm, on Saturday, December 14, 2013, Father Anthony Trung Nguyen, O.Carm. was ordained to the priesthood of Jesus Christ in the Order of Carmel, by the Most Reverend John M. Quinn, Bishop of Winona, Minnesota. In a beautiful ceremony, and before his parents, …

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Two New Candidates Welcomed into the Formation Program

On Saturday, November 23, 2013, Father Mario Esposito, O.Carm., Prior Provincial, during a visit to St. Therese House in Ho Chi Minh City, welcomed two new candidates to the formation program: Anthony Trung Cao and Peter Thanh Trang. During Mass, they received the Scapular of Our Lady of Mount Carmel and became members …

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