September 3, 2015

Carmel is…

Carmelites in formation created this brief video, "Carmel is…" for Carmelites Study Week at Whitefriars Hall in Washington DC. (August 2015)
August 25, 2014

Video: We Are Carmel

During Carmelite Studies Week (August 10-16) at Whitefriars Hall in Washington DC, 36 Carmelite men in formation participated in a media challenge. They were tasked with breaking into small groups that would produce a compelling piece of content around the prophetic and contemplative aspects of the Carmelite charism. The video above was produced by Carmelites Matt Gummess, Nigel Ali, Manu Franco and Matt Bonin.
August 13, 2014

Carmelite Studies Week 2014

Carmelite men in formation gathered August 10-16 at Whitefriars Hall in Washington, DC for the third annual Carmelite Studies Week. The 36 participants were members of the two North American provinces and came from the United States, Canada, Mexico, Peru, El Salvador, Trinidad and Vietnam.
November 26, 2013

Green Beans with Garlic and Oil

Thoughts of Thanksgiving take me back to one special year when I was a seminarian in formation. My parents visited me at Whitefriars Hall, the residence for Carmelites and international student house in Washington DC. My mom, of course, found her way to the kitchen to help with dinner preparation, while my dad told war stories to anyone around who was willing to listen.
August 28, 2013

Along The Way—The People and Places of Carmel

So much of my work as provincial involves traveling so I can walk with my brother Carmelites at various stages of their own journeys. It is a grace-filled opportunity to see Carmel at work through so many different people and places.
June 25, 2013

Under the Broom Tree: Silo Pizza

Many years ago, I visited our Carmelite community in Tuscon, Arizona, at the same time as another visitor – a young Carmelite named Enrique Varela. It became apparent very quickly that Erinque was talented in the kitchen.
January 6, 2013

Along the Way–Christmas in Carmel

Merry Christmas and Happy New Year to our online Carmelite community! Between the holidays and my overbooked travel schedule in the last weeks of 2012, updating my blog has been challenging to say the least.

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