The geographic Mount Carmel that we take our Carmelite name from is a mountain range along the Mediterranean in Israel. It is a green oasis surrounded by desert; hence, its name “Carmel,” which means “the Garden of God” in Hebrew. The metaphorical Carmel is a way of life, our disposition as we make our spiritual path up Mount Carmel.
Feast of St. Albert of Jerusalem, September 17
Saint Albert was born towards the middle of the 12th century in Castel Gualtieri in Emilia, Italy. He entered the Canons Regular of the Holy Cross at Mortara, Pavia, and became Prior there in 1180.
Carmelites Profess Solemn Vows
On Saturday, August 20, 2016, Carmelite brothers Matthew Gummess and Jorge Monterroso made their solemn profession of vows.
A Dream of Mercy: WYD 2016
Because of the busy life I had been leading for the previous month and a half, I had no idea how much spiritual baggage I was carrying. In one of his many sermons during the week, Pope Francis spoke about the false gods of commercialism and consumerism, and how they drive us to distraction as a society.
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.