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New Students at St Therese Priory

On Monday, February 20, 2017 Carmelites from the three communities in Vietnam gathered at St Therese priory to welcome four new students into the Carmeltie Formation program.  They are: John Hoang Van Thu, Joseph Mary Pham Thanh Linh, Martino Ngo Van Dang and Nicholas Duong Thanh Dat.  During mass each …

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Third International Congress of Laity in Asia-Australia-Oceana

Lay Carmelites from Asia gathered for the Third International  Congress for the Carmelite Laity in Asia-Australia-Oceana from February 15 – February 20 in Vung Tau, Vietnam.   This gathering was an opportunity for all members of the Carmelite Family to meet with Prior General, to study, to share and to enrich their …

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Our Lady of Mount Carmel Fatima Statue

On Saturday, February 4, 2017 a statue of our Lady of Mount Carmel as she appeared in Fatima in 1917 was enthroned at the National Shrine of Our Lady of Mount Carmel in Middletown, NY.  In the final Fatima vision on October 13, 1917, the Blessed Virgin Mary appeared to …

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Our Hearts with Christ Youth Retreat

Spirit of the Living God On Saturday, January 28, 2017 the Carmelite parish of St Simon Stock/St Joseph in the Bronx sponsored a youth retreat from 9am to 7pm in the gym of St Simon Stock school.  More than 110 teenagers attended from St Simon Stock/St Joseph and other parishes. 

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Carmelites in Support of Refugees

On Sunday, January 29, 2017 Carmelites participated in an impromptu celebration of the Eucharist in Lafayette Square in front of the White House to express their solidarity with refugees and immigrants.  More that 550 people attended the mass which was organized using social media by young Catholics and a grassroots …

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Enthronement of Historic Fatima Statue

Join us for the enthroning of the historic statue and special Fatima celebration of the 100th Aniversary of Fatima at the National Shrine of Our Lady of Mount Carmel in Middletown, NY on Saturday, February 4, 2017.  Confessions will begin at 11am followed by Mass at 12:00 noon.   At 2pm …

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Vox Eliae Winter 2016-2017

Vox Eliae Winter 2016-2017 Provincial Newsletter of the Order of Carmelites, North American Province of Saint Elias Winter 2016-2017 Publisher and Editor Very Rev. Michael Kissane, O.Carm. Co-Editor Wilma Ward, Provincial SecretarySend submittals to the Editor at:

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Rev. Bro Nicholas Blackwell, O.Carm.

Congratulations to Rev. Bro. Nicholas Blackwell, O.Carm. who was ordained to the Diaconate by Most Rev. Barry Knestout, Auxiliary Bishop of Washington D.C. in a ceremony that took place at Whitefriars Hall, Washington D.C.!

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Profession of Fr. Jon Moore, O.Carm. and Bro.Henry Soto, O.Carm.

Congratulations to Fr Jon Moore, O.Carm. and Bro. Henry Soto, O.Carm. on their simple profession of vows in the Carmelite Order which took place at Annunication Hermitage in Austin, Minnestoa on Wednesday, December 21, 2016.   Bishop John Quinn of the Diocese of Winona presided over the celebration and Fr Michael …

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