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 Kissane, O.Carm., the Provincial of the Carmelites, received their vows and celebrated the mass. A special thanks to Fr Mario Esposito, O.Carm. who served as their Novice Director for the past year!
The Feast Day of St Jon of the Cross, Spanish mystic and Carmelite saint was Celebrated on Wednesday, December 14, 2016 at the National Shrine of Our Lady of Mount Carmel in Middletown, New York. The day was devoted to the spirituality of St John of the Cross and his teachings, beginning with the Feast Day Mass followed by lunch and a conference given by Fr James Hess, O.Carm. The person who journeys with St John of the Cross enters into a union with God that is i\denti\fied as a purification process and a maturation of the human being, one that is both active and passive at the
On the occasion of our annual commemoration of Carmelite All Souls held at the National Shrine of Our Lady of Mount Carmel in Middletown, NY, all seven novices of the Carmelite Friars, Province of St Elias, were together and posed for a photo before the main altar. Two novices are doing their formation at Annunciation Hermitage in Austin, Minnesota, and five novices in Brandsma Priory in Middletown, New York. We thank the Lord for the blessing of these vocations to Carmel, and ask the protection of Our Lady of Mount Carmel for them. From left to right they are: Jon M
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