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.
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