Gathered together by the same love for Christ and homage toward his greatly loved Mother, the members of the Family of Carmel continue to love one another fraternally, whether they are committed in the struggle for Christ on this earth, or after this long earthly pilgrimage, they wait for the glorious vision of the Lord. This is why the whole Order, united in prayer, recommends to the mercy of God the deceased brothers and sisters so that, through the intercession of the Virgin Mary, pledge of sure hope and of joy, he may accept them among the glorious choirs of Saints.
This year, All the members of the St Elias Province come together with the family and friends of our decesed Carmelites to pray and remember them offering the Eucharist together. After the Solemn Mass we all go to the Carmelite Cemetry and bless the cemetry and pray for our brothers who have gone before us and ask them to keep us in their prayers so that we will be a saintly Carmelite on earth.
Thank you father Sunny John for his work on videoing and posting this video on Youtube.
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