The Provincial leadership of the Carmelites for the past few years discussed the need to hire a full-time Director of the National Shrine of Our Lady of Mt Carmel based in Middletown, NY. For many years there has been part-time directors. Recently provincial leadership decided to advertise the position. After reviewing many applicants, the decision was made to hire Mrs. Carol Bezak as the new director of the Shrine effective January, 2016.
Pope Francis has announced an Extraordinary Jubilee Year of Mercy to be celebrated from December 8th, 2015—the Feast of the Immaculate Conception and the 50th anniversary of the closing of Vatican II— to the Solemnity of Christ the King on November 20, 2016.
The Fall issue of the Vox Eliae highlights the grand re-opening of the historic St Michael's church in Trindad, Pope Francis' visit to the US, the Provincial's visit to Vietnam and many other newsworthy events that took place in the province of St Elias.
Carmelite Friars - North American Province of Saint Elias - P.O. Box 3079, Middletown, New York 10940-0890, Tel:(845) 344-2223, Fax: (845) 344-2210