June 9, 2015
The Carmelite Province of the Most Pure Heart of Mary celebrated the profession of first vows by Jeffrey Lima, O.Carm on June 8, 2015. He professed his vows to the Prior Provincial William J. Harry, O.Carm. The ceremony took place at the National Shrine of Our Lady of Mount Carmel in Middletown NY where the novitiate for both the Most Pure Heart of Mary Province
May 25, 2015
In the quiet sanctuaries of our own hearts, let us call on the name of God whose power over us is great and gentle, firm and forgiving, holy and healing… You who created us, who sustain us, who call us to live in peace, hear our prayer this day.
May 20, 2015
This Sunday we celebrate Pentecost. The Greek word for Pentecost (Pentekoste) means “fiftieth” and in early Christianity it referred to the entire Fifty Days of Easter.
April 5, 2015
The experience of Easter is the experience of new life in Christ – a life grounded in love. Christians – rejoice and sing
April 4, 2015
“In tribulation immediately draw near to God with confidence;… you will receive strength, enlightenment…” (John of the Cross) The women seeking Jesus at the tomb “found” him in unexpected ways.
April 3, 2015
“One cannot desire freedom from the Cross when one is especially chosen for the Cross.” (Teresa Benedicta) One of the criminals hanged with Jesus,
April 1, 2015
We begin the holiest week in the Church’s liturgical year! It is a time to enter deeply into the solemn events of the week leading up to Easter. The Triduum is ONE liturgical celebration beginning with the Celebration of the Lord’s Supper on Holy Thursday.
March 25, 2015
This entire event occurs in a few moments – and in these few moments Mary speaks her Fiat – her YES! Let it be to me according to your Word. How often are we so shocked by what could be God speaking in our lives through someone else?
February 16, 2015
Among the earliest saints to be venerated as Carmelites, we find the story of the Sicilian hermit Angelus. Like his contemporaries Albert of Trapani and Simon Stock, who also lived in the 13th century, Angelus is somewhat difficult to profile, since the story of his life is clouded by legends
February 9, 2015
Venezuela’s first canonized saint may be a plain looking but hardy woman, who practiced the works of mercy at face value. Susanna Paz Castillo Ramirez was born in 1863 at Altagracia de Orituco, south-east of Caracas. Her family was well respected, and her paternal grandmother was the sister of Simon Bolivar, South America’s great Liberator.
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