Saint Albert was born towards the middle of the 12th century in Castel Gualtieri in Emilia, Italy. He entered the Canons Regular of the Holy Cross at Mortara, Pavia, and became Prior there in 1180.
Immediately after her conversion she wanted to join a Carmelite convent. However, her spiritual mentors, Vicar-General Schwind of Speyer, and Erich Przywara SJ, stopped her from doing so. Until Easter 1931 she held a position teaching German and history at the Dominican Sisters' school and teacher training college of St. Magdalen's Convent in Speyer.
As we prepare for the Feast of Our Lady of Mount Carmel in a few days I'm reminded of another Carmelite feast we will be celebrating in two weeks time on July 27.
Living in Nazi occupied Holland, being arrested and made a prisoner by the Nazis and, eventually, being sent to die in the concentration camp of Dachau, were all extreme circumstances which tested Titus’ commitment to peace and reconciliation.
In the Hebrew Bible, Elijah is a solitary figure. On Mount Carmel, he challenged his people to choose one God for Israel — Yahweh or Baal. According to the First Book of Kings, chapter 18, Elijah’s sacrifice was consumed by fire, which proved to the people that Yahweh was the true God.
Eternal God, stir our minds and stimulate our hearts with a high sense of patriotism on this Fourth of July. May all that this day symbolizes renew our faith in freedom, our devotion to democracy,
Fr. Dr. Eduardo Agosta Scarel, O. Carm., from the Spanish Province of Castilla in Argentina gave a presentation on “Carmel Caring for the Environment” for the Integrity of Creation Working Group (ICWG) of the Union of Superior Generals (UISG & USG) in Rome
On Thursday June 18 the Vatican officially released Pope Francis’ highly anticipated encyclical on climate change. We encourage you to read the actual encyclical itself by downloading the Vatican’s English translation of the document here.
Seven young men were received into the Carmelite novitiate, at the Shrine of Our Lady of Mount Carmel, Midddletown, NY during Vespers on Sunday, June 7th, 2015.
It is with great joy that the Order of Carmelites celebrates the Priestly Ordinations of Marc Bell, O.Carm and Foristan Guerrero, O.Carm.