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 Carmelite charism and to nourish their fraternity. The theme of the gathering was: Carmelite Charism: From Community to the Family. See the attached article on this important gathering.
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 Lucia Santos and her cousins Jacinta and Francisco Marto, clothed as Our Lady of Mount Carmel and holding the Brown Scapular in her hands.
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.
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 organization called Catholics in Alliance for the Common Good which is an organization that promotes the social mission of Pope Francis and the Catholic Church in American politics.
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 a scriptural rosary and exposition of the blessed sacrament will take place.
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