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Three New Carmelites Ordained Deacons

Ho Chi Minh City, Vietnam, Friday, August 18, 2017, at Thu Duc Parish, three Carmelite students have been ordained deacons by Bishop of Joseph Nguyen Tan Tuoc, Bishop of the Diocese of Phu Cuong. Three deacons are Rev. Bro. Joseph Vinh Nguyen, O.Carm. Rev. Bro. John Baptist Tinh Pham, O.Carm. …

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2017 Carmelite JPIC Congress

In July 2017, a group of about 40 members of the global Carmelite family gathered for the Justice, Peace and Integrity of Creation (JPIC) Congress held this year in Fatima, Portugal. These caring Carmelites spent the week studying, reflecting, praying and planning around various concerns related to justice, peace and …

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75th anniversary of the death of Blessed Titus Brandsma

On 26 of July 2017, we remember the 75° anniversary of the martyrdom of blessed Titus Brandsma in the concentration camp of Dachau. Born in the Frisian city of Bolsward, Holland, in 1881, Bl. Titus Brandsma joined the Carmelites while still young and was ordained priest in 1905. He undertook …

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Pope Francis words at the Angelus prayer, 16 July 2017

“May the Mother of God, who today we remember with the title Blessed Virgin of Mount Carmel, unsurpassable in receiving the Word of God and putting it into practice (Cf. Luke 8:21), help us to purify our heart and to keep the presence of the Lord.” … “I would like …

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Our Lady of La Vang Celebration

On Saturday, July 1, 2017 more than 1000 people gathered to dedicate the new Our Lady of La Vang shrine on the Carmelite property in Middletown, NY.   The day began with Eucharistic Adoration in the St Alberts chapel.  After the adoration all gathered at the La Vang shrine under tents …

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First Profession of Vows

On June 12, 2017 five novices made their first profession of vows at the National Shrine of Our Lady of Mount Carmel in Middletown, NY in the Carmelite Order. They are: Rev. Justin Cinnante, O.Carm., Bro. Joseph Long Bui, O.Carm., Bro. Anthony Thanh Nguyen, O.Carm., Bro. Joseph Tam Nguyen, O.Carm. …

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