In honor of the 125th Anniversary of the arrival of the Carmelite Friars in New York City, the Province of St. Elias received a beautiful and unique pewter sculpture of St. Brendan the Navigator from the Provincial of the Irish Province, Very Rev. Martin Kilmurray, O.Carm. and our brothers in the Irish Province during a Mass of Thanksgiving celebrated in Whitefriar Street Church in Dublin on Monday, July 7, 2014.
The 2014 St. Albert’s Alumni Picnic was a great success! On Saturday, July 25, 2014, over 60 alumni gathered in the Picnic Grove at St. Albert’s. Former students of St.
On Sunday, June 22, 2014, Brother Matthew Tonini, O. Carm. professed his simple vows of obedience, poverty and chastity in the Carmelite Order at The National Shrine of Our Lady of Mount Carmel in Melbourne, Australia.
The following is the homily given by Very Rev. Mario Esposito, O.Carm. during the recent Simple Profession at The National Shrine of Our Lady of Mt. Carmel. Pronouncing their first vows of obedience, poverty and chastity to God according to the Rule and Constitutions of the Order of Carmelites were Brother Joseph Thinh Tran, O.Carm. and Brother Francis X. Hai Pham, O.Carm., from the Saint Elias Province.
In a prayerful and beautiful celebration of faith and vocation, Brother Joseph Thinh Tran, O.Carm. and Brother Francis X. Hai Pham, O.Carm., pronounced their first vows of obedience, poverty and chastity to God according to the Rule and Constitutions of the Order of Carmelites on Monday, June 9th at the National Shrine of Our Lady of Mt. Carmel in Middletown, New York. Very Reverend William Harry, O.Carm., Prior Provincial of the Province of the Most Pure Heart of Mary presided, and Very Reverend Mario Esposito, O.Carm., Prior Provincial of the Province of Saint Elias preached. In the same ceremony, three members of the Most Pure Heart of Mary Province: Father Cyril Farmer, Brother Kendall Ketterlin, and Felipe Navarrete-Diaz were also simply professed. The final member of their group, Brother Matthew Tonnini, will be professed in Melbourne, Australia on June 23rd.
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