The names of the parents of Mary are known from the apocryphal “Proto-Gospel of James” (II century). The cult to Saint Anne is documented in the East in the VI century, in the West in the X century;
This year I would like to propose for your reflection the experience and doctrine of three great Carmelites of different periods in our history who for different reasons we remember this year. St. Mary Magdalene de'
In honor of today's Feast of the Solemnity of Our Lady of Mount Carmel we have created a series of eight excerpts/prayer cards from the sequence read during the liturgy before today's gospel.
God bless these eight newly-received Carmelite novices. May this novitiate year be filled with growth, insights, love and joys.
On June 10, 2016 the Carmelite Province of the Most Pure Heart of Mary celebrated the profession of first vows by four novices: Kevin Keller, Michael Joyce, Neil Conlisk and Lalo Jaimes.
Carmelites at our novitiate in Middletown, NY this past Thursday evening (June 9, 2016) singing our hymn to Our Lady Of Mount Carmel at the Reception ceremony of the new novices into the Order.
Two weeks ago it was announced that Irish Carmelite friar Fr. Paul Horan, O.Carm., has been appointed Bishop of Mutare in Zimbabwe. On June 8th, the Carmelite Order was again delighted to announce that one of our brothers has been nominated bishop by the Holy Father Pope Francis.
On account of the extraordinary Jubilee of Mercy the Pontifical Council for the promotion of new evangelization has been publishing a series of aids to help local churches in their celebration of the jubilee.
Brother Nepomuk Willemsen, O.Carm., was ordained a deacon today (Saturday) at the Basilica of the Immaculate Conception in Washington, DC, by Bishop Barry Knestout, auxiliary bishop of Washington
On Sunday, January 10, 2016, Carmelite brothers Anthony Armstrong and Rolf Nepomuk Willemsen made their solemn profession of vows. The profession took place in the Crypt Church in the Basilica of the Shrine of the Immaculate Conception in Washington DC