On Thursday, September 17th, the Feast of St Albert of Jerusalem the novices and pre-novices welcomed three new pre-novices as they began their pre-novitiate year at St Eliseus Priory in Harrison, NJ. The Professed members also renewed their vows. Evening prayer was followed by a wonderful dinner! Welcome Fr. Justin Cinnante, Dennis Pimpiano and Von Erick Sandoval!
On Saturday, July 25, 2015 Fr. Richard Champigny, O.Carm. celebrated his 50th Anniversary of Ordination at St Jude Church, Boca Raton, Florida - a parish staffed by the Carmelites. The evening started off with Mass which was packed and was concelebrated by the Carmelite priests and others. Members of Fr. Richard's immediate family and many friends were present. Fr. Mario Esposito, O.Carm. gave a wonderful homily in which he focused on the ministry of a priest and the Eucharist. The St Jude choir, directed by Rosemary Stone, provided wonderful music for the celebration. At the mass Fr. Richard wore the vestment his mother made for him on the occasion of his ordination 50 years ago.
In thanksgiving to Almighty God the Carmelite Friars of the North American Province of Saint Elias joyfully announce the election of our new leadership for the 2015 – 2018 Triennium.
In a prayerful and beautiful celebration of faith and vocation, Brother James Thien Tran, O. Carm. (SEL), Brother Ignatius Tien Le, O. Carm. (SEL), Brother Mikhail Woodruffe, O. Carm. (SEL), Brother Paul Richmond, O. Carm. (SEL), and Brother Jeffrey Lima, O. Carm.(PCM) 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 8th at the National Shrine of Our Lady of Mt. Carmel in Middletown, New York. Very Reverend Mario Esposito, O.Carm., Prior Provincial of the Province of Saint Elias presided, and Very Reverend William Harry, O.Carm., Prior Provincial of the Province of the Most Pure Heart of Mary preached. A lively luncheon followed with many Carmelite Brothers and Sisters, family and friends.
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