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The History of Brandsma Hall

The late 70’s early 80’s brought about many changes in the Carmelite Formation program in the United States.  Changes in society and the Church gradually brought about a decrease in the number of vocations in the St Elias province.  This reality influenced how and where formation was to be done.  …

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Prior General Visits Vietnamese Communities

After many changes of plans, the Province of St. Elias’ houses in Vietnam were fortunate finally to be able to welcome our Prior General, the Most Reverend Fernando Millán Romeral, O.Carm., and the General Councilor for Asia, Australia and Oceania, the Very Reverend Albertus Herwanta, O.Carm., for the first general …

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Carmelite Appeal Campaign Wins Prestigious Award

It’s a winner! The 2010 Carmelite Appeal campaign, which is generated through the Development Office, won a Gold Award from MarCom Awards, “an international competition for marketing and communication professionals…..” Over the past 15 years, “the competition has grown to perhaps the largest of its kind in the world.” The …

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A Gift In Loving Memory of Father John Canning, O.Carm.

Article written by Gloria Mullarkey Mrs. Joyce Therese Morano Paffen met Father Jack Canning once only, but that meeting established a friendship that continued for nine years as “telephone buddies.” She still feels that meeting him was a special gift from God. Fr. Jack offered prayers at the funeral home …

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Two Carmelite Brothers Ordained to the Diaconate 2010

In a beautiful ceremony held in the chapel of Our Lady of the Most Holy Rosary Priory of the Dominican Friars in Ho Chi Minh City, two friars of the St. Elias Province, Reverend Brother Francis X. Chinh Nguyen, O.Carm. and Reverend Brother Joseph Nguyen Do, O.Carm. were ordained deacons …

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All Carmelite Souls Celebration 2009

Saturday, November 7th, 2009 proved to be a perfect example of a late Autumn day in New York’s Hudson Valley. The sky was clear and bright, and the air crisp, as a light breeze scattered the last vestiges of Fall foliage across the grass. At 11:00am about 120 people gathered …

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