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
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.
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?
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
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.