On Monday, June 11, 2012, eight young men completed their time in the novitiate and professed simple vows of obedience, poverty and chastity. It was a special joy to the friars of the two provinces to witness these men as they began to live as professed religious in the Order of Carmel.
The National Shrine of Our Lady of Mount Carmel was the site, once again, for the ordination of two of our brothers, Father Mark C. Zittle, O.Carm. and Father Joseph Phuong Ngo, O.Carm., on Saturday, May 19, 2012. This year's ordaining prelate was The Most Reverend Howard J. Hubbard, D.D., the long-time Bishop of Albany, New York, and a dear friend of the Carmelite Friars.
February 3, 1920 - January 4, 2012
Reverend Vincent M. McDonald, O.Carm., a member of the Order of Carmelites of the North American Province of St. Elias, died Wednesday, January 4, 2012 after a brief illness. He was 91 years old.
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