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God’s Garden, August 1, 2016

Sunday, July 31st, 2016

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 […]

God’s Garden, July 29, 2016

Thursday, July 28th, 2016

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 […]

Prayer and Protest

Wednesday, July 27th, 2016

Hearing the news of another horrific attack in France of the murder of an aged priest while saying Mass affected me differently than previous attacks. Perhaps it was my own prejudice and inherent self-centeredness that made me swell with anger. Perhaps it was because that could have been me in that sleepy morning daily Mass. […]

God’s Garden, July 27, 2016

Wednesday, July 27th, 2016

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 […]

Blessed Titus Brandsma

Tuesday, July 26th, 2016

Titus Brandsma, O.Carm., was a Dutch Carmelite friar, Catholic priest and professor of philosophy. Brandsma was vehemently opposed to Nazi ideology and spoke out against it many times before the Second World War. He was imprisoned in the infamous Dachau concentration camp, where he died. He has been beatified by the Catholic Church as a […]

The Scapular

Tuesday, July 26th, 2016

by Fr. Elias O’Brien, O.Carm. During the month of July, Carmelites everywhere 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. Every Carmelite professes […]

Religious Education Re-registration

Monday, July 25th, 2016

Families are reminded that the re-registration forms are past due by August 15th.  This registration helps us with the ordering of books and materials.  The registration fee can be paid when registering or can be paid in September when classes begin.  Registration forms and calendar for the year can be found on the web site under […]

God’s Garden, July 25, 2016

Monday, July 25th, 2016

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 […]

God’s Garden, July 22, 2016

Thursday, July 21st, 2016

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 […]

Our Father, Our Prayer

Wednesday, July 20th, 2016

In this Sunday’s reading we are offered an instance where our Savior gives us clear instruction. For all of the many enigmatic things Jesus says, this week’s Gospel story, having the Lord give us the Our Father prayer, is as clear as it gets. “Lord, teach us to pray,” a disciple asks and what follows […]

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