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History of The Scapular

Throughout time, prayer and Carmel have been synonymous and the Carmelites have contributed greatly to the spiritual life and holiness of the Church. Perhaps one of our most significant contributions has been devotion to Mary, Mother of God, particularly under her title of Our Lady of Mount Carmel. Tradition tells …

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Contact Us

OFFICE OF THE PRIOR PROVINCIAL Very Rev. Mario Esposito, O. Carm.,  Prior Provincial Mrs. Wilma Ward, Secretary PO Box 3079 Middletown, NY  10940 845-344-2223        Fax: 845-344-2210 Email: proelias@frontiernet.net   PROVINCIAL COUNCILORS Rev. Paul Denault, O.Carm. : 973-485-7233 Rev. Lucian Beltzner. : 914-631-1672 Rev. John Horan, O.Carm. : …

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Mt. Carmel Hermitage in Bolivar, PA

    Jesus withdrew at times to solitary places and went up alone to the mountain to pray, passing the night in prayer. (cf. Lk. 5:16, 6:12) While every Christian is called to unite himself with the prayer of the Son of God to the Father in the Holy Spirit, …

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Where We Are

Province of St. Elias Carmelite Residence 23 Wellesley Rd Bloomingburg, NY 12721 St. Jude Priory Toledo Rd Boca Raton, FL 33433 Mount Carmel Hermitage 244 Baileys Rd Bolivar, PA 15923 St. Simon Stock Priory Valentine Ave Bronx, NY 10457 Carmelite Gift Store 70 Carmelite Dr Middletown, NY 10940 Provincial Office …

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History of St. Joseph’s Parish, Troy, New York

The following history was written at an unknown date and discovered in the parish archives. Rev. Peter Havemans was the founder of St. Joseph’s Church.  The corner stone was laid May 2, 1847.  The sermon was given by Archbishop John Joseph Hughes. The first Mass was said by Fr. Havemans …

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Our Ministries

  No form of apostolic work is foreign to the Carmelites: preaching the word of God, teaching in schools and universities, administering the Sacrament in Parishes, directing retreats, reaching out to the poor, the sick and the dying, taking the Gospel to other lands as missionaries. Shrine The National Shrine …

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Our Rule, The rule of St. Albert

The rule of life given to the Carmelites by St. Albert Avogadro between the years 1206 – 1214, was finally approved as the true and proper Rule of Carmel by Innocenzo in 1247 and later underwent mitigations which were not in the original text. The Carmelite Rule states that is …

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Coat of Arms of the Province of St. Elias

The three parts of our shield portray the history, the spirit and the meaning of our Order: the Province’s sphere of activity and its origin. The left hand portion represents the entire Carmelite Order. The shape of  its lower half suggests the Mount of Carmel in Palestine where the Order …

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Our Mission

   As Carmelites of the North American Province of St. Elias, our primary mission is to follow Jesus Christ through prayer, fraternity, and prophetic service and presence in the spirit of Mary and Elijah. Our chief means for fulfilling this mission is by our lives and ministries.     Therefore, we …

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