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  • Catholic Word of the Day: MOUNT CARMEL, 11-29-12

    11/29/2012 7:59:16 AM PST · by Salvation · 1 replies ^ | 11-29-12 | Fr. John Hardon's Modern Catholic Dictionary
    Featured Term (selected at random):MOUNT CARMEL A mountain projecting into the Mediterranean Sea along the coast of Palestine near the present-day city of Haifa. It was here that Elijah defied the hundreds of pagan prophets in the presence of King Ahab and proved to the people that Yahweh was the true God (I Kings 18:20-40). All items in this dictionary are from Fr. John Hardon's Modern Catholic Dictionary, © Eternal Life. Used with permission.
  • In Nairobi, cloistered Carmelites give themselves to God in prayer [Catholic Caucus]

    02/17/2011 1:27:35 PM PST · by NYer · 24 replies
    cns ^ | February 17, 2011 | Barb Fraze
    Sister Bernadette is among 16 sisters in a contemplative community at Mount Carmel Convent in Nairobi. (CNS/Nancy Wiechec) By Barb FrazeCatholic News Service NAIROBI, Kenya (CNS) -- For several of the cloistered Carmelite Sisters at Mount Carmel Convent, their life of prayer began in their families, when they were children. "My dad taught me to pray for others," said Sister Bernadette, one of the younger sisters. She said her father told her he knew sisters who prayed for everyone, and she asked if they could pray for her, too. She said she began corresponding with the sisters and was...
  • McCrery Architects Design New Monastery for Carmelites of Wyoming (coffee anyone?)

    05/18/2010 5:32:11 PM PDT · by markomalley · 18 replies · 480+ views
    The Carmelites of Wyoming are looking to expand their present facilities, and McCrery Architects have come up an ambitious design for the Carmel. James McCrery, the architect, offers this statement: The vision for the New Carmel is for an authentically Catholic, Carmelite Monastery that embraces the French tradition of gothic architecture. This is the architecture that the Catholic Church truly owns! It developed in the 13th century in response to the strong growth of monastic life at that time. 800 years later, in this 21st century of Our Lord, these Holy Monks live a rich monastic life that is...
  • Monks’ thriving coffee business helps attract young men to monastery

    11/17/2009 8:32:28 AM PST · by GonzoII · 1 replies · 431+ views ^ | 11/16/2009 | Sheila Archambault
    Printer Friendly Format Nation Monks’ thriving coffee business helps attract young men to monastery By Sheila Archambault Posted: 11/16/2009 WASHINGTON (CNS) -- A small Carmelite monastery in Clark, Wyo., has seen its coffee sales take off in the last couple of years, and the growing awareness of its coffee business has brought an added benefit to the community -- more members. "In the past two years, the monks themselves have grown from six to 15 monks and all the new monks are under 25, some right out of high school," said Susie George, a neighbor of the monks who...
  • New nuns grateful to be in Elysburg [PA] (Old-school Discalced Carmelites) (Catholic Caucus)

    08/24/2009 12:25:04 PM PDT · by Pyro7480 · 10 replies · 1,509+ views ^ | 08/22/2009 | Rachel Carta
    The new set of nuns has moved from Nebraska to inhabit the Elysburg Monastery, which had been home to a revered group of Carmelite nuns who moved to Danville in January 2008.... ...Mother Stella expressed the nuns' happiness and excitement in living in the Elysburg community. "We are very privileged to be able to come back and open this monastery," she said, noting the close bond the nuns have formed with former Elysburg Carmelites, who are now referred to as the Danville Carmelites.... At the chapel, an Extraordinary, or Latin Mass, will be celebrated Monday through Friday at 7 a.m....
  • An Interview With a Carmelite

    08/06/2008 6:45:23 AM PDT · by rrstar96 · 1 replies · 61+ views
    New Oxford Review ^ | July-August 2008
    We recently had a chance to talk with Brother Simon Mary of the Cross, a monk at the Carmel of the Immaculate Heart of Mary in Clark, Wyoming. Fr. Daniel Mary of Jesus Crucified, the Prior of the monastery, offered us this rare occasion to speak with Br. Simon Mary, in the hope that the story of his vocation would help other young men in their discernment, and inspire the prayers and generosity of our readers to preserve this monastic way of life and provide for the young men God is calling. Br. Simon Mary took us from his early,...
  • An Interview With a Carmelite (Traditional Monk in Wyoming) (Catholic Caucus)

    07/28/2008 9:02:55 AM PDT · by Pyro7480 · 7 replies · 222+ views
    New Oxford Review ^ | July-August 2008 | n/a
    We recently had a chance to talk with Brother Simon Mary of the Cross, a monk at the Carmel of the Immaculate Heart of Mary in Clark, Wyoming. Fr. Daniel Mary of Jesus Crucified, the Prior of the monastery, offered us this rare occasion to speak with Br. Simon Mary, in the hope that the story of his vocation would help other young men in their discernment.... Br. Simon Mary: I was born in 1984. I grew up in Cambridge, a small rural town in New York on the Vermont border. NOR: Only 24 years old -- you're still a...
  • Blessed Martyrs of Guadalajara (Spain) (Catholic Caucus)

    07/24/2008 8:26:06 AM PDT · by Pyro7480 · 4 replies · 116+ views
    In 1936, during the Spanish Civil War, Communist troops murdered three Carmelite nuns at Guadalajara, Spain. They were: Sr. Maria of the Angels of St. Joseph (born Marciana Valtierra Tordesillas), thirty-one years oId; Sr. Maria Pilar of St. Francis Borgia (Jacoba Martinez Garcia), fifty-eight; Sr. Teresa of the Child Jesus (Eusebia Garcia y Garcia), twenty-seven. On July 22, with soldiers roaming the city, the eighteen nuns of the Monastery of St. Joseph scattered through the streets disguised in secular clothes. Some found shelter with Catholic families, and Srs. Maria of the Angels, Maria Pilar, and Teresa, along with two other...
  • Carmelites pack for first time in 82 years (leave Diocese of Albany)

    10/14/2005 7:10:24 PM PDT · by NYer · 6 replies · 436+ views
    The Evangelist ^ | October 2005 | Kate Blain
    The "rules of enclosure" that have isolated Carmelite sisters in Schenectady from the outside world for 82 years have been relaxed lately.Mother John of the Cross, prioress of the Monastery of St. Teresa of Jesus, described helpers trooping into the monastery to pack boxes into vans and drive them to Pittsford, New York -- the sisters' new home."What's necessary must be done," Mother John shrugged -- an adage that also fits the Discalced Carmelite community's move to the Diocese of Rochester.Time to leaveIt's been three years since the sisters at the cloistered monastery began discerning whether to leave the Albany...
  • Prioress of Convent Remembers Sister Lucia (Fatima Visionary Lived Humbly, Says Superior)

    02/22/2005 1:09:05 PM PST · by nickcarraway · 13 replies · 395+ views
    Zenit ^ | 2005-02-21
    COIMBRA, Portugal, FEB. 21, 2005 ( Sister Lucia was the "jewel" of the Carmelite convent of Coimbra, but within its walls she lived exactly like the other women religious, says the prioress. "Age had made her very frail and the doctor advised her not to catch cold, so she heard Mass from her cell and we took her Holy Communion," said the prioress, Sister Maria Celina of Jesus Crucified, in an interview on the program "Ecclesia" broadcasted by the agency of the same name. Sister Maria Lucia of Jesus and the Immaculate Heart, the last witness of the apparitions of...
  • Our Lady Of Mount Carmel & "The Carmelites:An Historical Sketch"

    07/16/2002 5:56:54 PM PDT · by Lady In Blue · 20 replies · 875+ views
    Carmelites.Org ^ | May 15, 2001 | staff
    From the crusades in the Holy Land came the desire to follow Christ in his homeland by living a life of solitude and service. One such group settled on Mount Carmel, a place inspired by the figure and spirit of the Prophet Elijah. They wanted a life of prayer, and work that would enhance their spiritual life. At times, these original hermits found themselves at service to the pilgrims who sought their hospitality and spiritual direction. The Church officially recognized their Rule of life as an Order in 1206. . . Carmel in Europe In the 13th century the...
  • Mother Therese of Coopersburg

    05/31/2002 10:00:12 AM PDT · by Siobhan · 16 replies · 2,946+ views
    Spirit Daily ^ | 31 May A.D. 2002 | Spirit Daily
    BODY OF CLOISTERED U.S. NUN WHO DIED IN 1939 FOUND 'INTACT' WITH GREEN PALM The spokesman for a monastery in Pennsylvania has confirmed that the body of a nun who died 63 years ago -- in 1939 -- appears to be "intact" and holding a palm that remains green. The discovery was made last August during renovation of a mausoleum in Coopersburg, about seven miles southeast of Allentown, where the nun, Mother Therese of Jesus, founded the Carmelite Monastery of St. Therese of the Child Jesus and St. Mary Magdalen de Pazzi. While there are a number of instances in...