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
We invite you to adopt this custom in your family. The family gathers to ask God’s blessing on their home and on those who live in or visit the home. It is an invitation for Jesus to be a daily guest in our home, our comings and goings, our conversations, our work and play, our joys and sorrows.
From antiquity, Mary has been called "Theotokos", or "God-Bearer" (Mother of God). The word in Greek is "Theotokos".
Perhaps the popular acronym “WWJD” should sometimes be “WHJD,” for What Has Jesus Done. To speculate what He would do in a particular situation is only possible if we are thoroughly familiar with what He has already done.
In response to numerous requests following our Novena for All Carmelite Saints, we are producing a limited run of greeting cards featuring those illustrations and prayers. Created by two young Carmelites who are still in formation, Brothers Emanuel Franco and Neil Conlisk,
As with the earliest Carmelites who gathered together at the Garden of God, Mount Carmel, 800 years ago, this Thanksgiving let those of us who have much and those who have little gather at the welcoming table of the Lord.
In peace let us pray to the Lord. Grant that all those who have been baptized into Christ's death and resurrection may die to sin and rise to newness of life, and that through the grave and gate of death we may pass with him to our joyful resurrection.
This woman, who had deep spiritual insights, described prayer as nothing but an intimate sharing between friends. Rather than describe a formula for prayer, she taught an attitude for life.
Though her Feast day is celebrated today (October 15), throughout 2015, we've been celebrating the 500th anniversary of the birth of a pioneer in the spiritual life: mystic, saint and Carmelite nun, Teresa of Ávila (1515–1582).