Provincial Fr. William Harry, Brother James Holman, Brother Jeffrey Lima, Brother Matthieu Bonin, Brother Vincent Deming, and Novice Director Fr. Rob Traudt
June 6, 2014
June 8th and 9th were occasions of great joy for the Province of the Most Pure Heart of Mary (Chicago) as we received four new novices into the order...
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May 22, 2014
On May 22, 1864--150 years ago today--Carmelites Cyril Knoll and Francis Xavier Huber disembarked in New York City after a voyage across the Atlantic Ocean to plant Carmel in North America.
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May 21, 2014
On Friday, May 9, Bishop José Guadalupe Galván of Torreón blessed the new residence of the Carmelites at the parish of Transfiguración del Nuestro Señor and the childrens’ shelter of
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May 18, 2014
On Saturday, 17 May 2014, Rev. Br. Joseph Khoa Hoang, O.Carm. and Rev. Br. Joseph Tri Phang, O.Carm.--both members of the Carmelite Province of Saint Elias (NY)--received the Masters of Divinity degrees from Catholic University of America in Washington DC.
(left to right) Paul Henson, O.Carm., Matthieu Bonin, Vincent Deming, James Holman, Jeffrey Lima, Daryl Moresco, O.Carm.
May 15, 2014
The Carmelite community of Carith House in Chicago and Vocations Director Br. Daryl Moresco, O. Carm. are happy to announce the approval and acceptance of four new men into the novitiate beginning June 2014.
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May 4, 2014
The Carmelites, along with the Capuchin Franciscans, celebrated the ordinations as deacons, of three men in initial formation at the Shrine of the Immaculate Conception in Washington, DC. The three ordained are...
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April 29, 2014
At the annual Associated Church Press awards banquet, Carmelite Media was honored with a total of five awards for our on-line media work at www.carmelites.net. Carmelite Media’s outstanding showing was spread across multiple categories including writing, design, photography and podcasting.
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April 23, 2014
The aisles were choked, every pew taken, and I’m wrapping up one mass and preparing for the next when a man approaches me and asks me to give Last Rites to his dying father. Though this the last thing I want to hear at this moment, I tell him I can be there that afternoon, after the last mass.
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April 20, 2014
The first time I saw an icon of the Resurrection it was a bit confusing. It looked to me like Jesus was on a surfboard or skateboard. Huh?
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April 3, 2014
Exciting news! Earlier this week, Fr. David Genders OCarm and Bill McGarvey of McG Media were notified that Carmelites.net will be receiving at least one award--and perhaps multiple awards--from the Associated Church Press at their annual awards ceremony being held in Chicago on April 29. Founded in 1916, the Associated Church Press (ACP) is the oldest interdenominational religious press association in North America.
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