July 27, 2014
Titus Brandsma, Dutch priest, educator, journalist and modern mystic, has much to say to Twenty-first Century Christians. His joyful countenance in the face of chronic illness and finally, at the torturous hands of the Nazi’s, is a study in humankind’s sharing of its portion of the Cross of Christ.
July 25, 2014
The names of the parents of Mary are known from the apocryphal “Proto-Gospel of James” (II century). The cult to Saint Anne is documented in the East in the VI century, in the West in the X century;
July 20, 2014
Some pilgrims, coming from the west to the Holy Land, chose Mount Carmel as the place in which to live as hermits in community. They settled near the spring known as 'Elijah's spring',
July 20, 2014
Carmelites take their primary inspiration from the fiery prophet of Mount Carmel, Elijah the Tishbite. The Books of Kings relate the exploits of this committed man of God, a hero to Jews, Christians and Muslims alike. His name means
July 19, 2014
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.
July 16, 2014
The choice of our Marian patronage is traced to the early Carmelites first church on Mount Carmel, which was dedicated to her.
July 16, 2014
Sacred Scripture exalts the beauty of Mount Carmel, there where Prophet Elisha defended the purity of the faith of Israel in the living God. In those places, at the beginning of the XIII century the Carmelite Order
July 16, 2014
Most of us who celebrate the Feast of Our Lady of Mount Carmel do so locally in our parishes, schools, communities and culture. But devotion to Our Lady extends far beyond that and reaches the ends of the earth.
July 13, 2014
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.
July 10, 2014
During the month of July, Carmelites everywhere prepare to celebrate the feast of the Mother of God of Mount Carmel on July 16th. This solemn commemoration holds a very special place in the lives of Carmelites as it highlights what is distinctive about the Carmelite order and our ministry.
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Carmelite Vocation Office
We invite you to join us on the path up Mount Carmel. Walking in the footsteps of Jesus with Elijah and Mary is a wonderful, deeply satisfying life. We welcome you to contact us at any time via the information below.

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