From now on I wish you all the best and a fruitful service to the family of Carmel. ), but I can tell you that many Carmelites, with their generous, happy, simple work, without much publicity and even almost anonymous ... have edified and enriched me, have helped me to continue walking and I have been renewed in my vocation. For this reason, it is important that our Chapter discuss this question (among others) with depth, with evangelical criteria, with seriousness and generosity. She will guide us with sweetness and affection and, like Stella Maris, she will show us the way of salvation to which She, Mary of Nazareth, gave her whole life. First of all, I would like to mention the first centenary of the canonical coronation of the image of Our Lady of Mt Carmel (Nossa Senhora do Carmo) of Recife, who was at the same time named Patron of the city and the Ecclesiastical Province of Pernambuco, in the Northeast of Brazil. In 2020, there will be a new Prior General who will sign this letter of congratulations for the feast of Our Lady of Mt Carmel, Our Mother and Sister, the Domina loci that is at the center of our lives and that inspires and encourages us to live our Carmelite charism at the service of the Gospel, for the people of God and for all humanity. Carmel Bulletin, 14 July 2019. Carmel follows very diverse processes in different parts of the world where we are. It is a joy to know that during this unprecedented time of struggle for so many, you—our parishioners—never forgot them. For this, I have counted on the inestimable help of the various councilors and of Fr Christian Körner, Vice-General, who has maintained with great generosity and efficiency, the work of the curia. 1-401-253-9449. email@example.com. Livestream Video Archives during Quarantine. For all of them, for our contemplative sisters, for the sisters of the active life who give themselves to teaching, to the missions, to the sick, for our lay people who often live with enormous enthusiasm and generosity their belonging to Carmel ... because of all of this, it is worth continuing to sow and to continue to grow as Carmelites of the 21st century! I confess that (without denying the problems, the shortcomings and the difficulties that have occurred in these years) on many occasions I have felt the deep pride of being a Carmelite and of belonging to this family. Our Lady of Mount Carmel Parish is a diverse Catholic community of faith in East Lakeview. All proceeds will go towards the income lost due to the cancellation of our Parish Festival. Without naming Mary, Paul asserts that “God sent his Son, born of a woman, born under the law” (Galatians 4:4). Congratulations to the Carmelite Province of Pernambuco and to the entire Brazilian Carmelite family on this centenary and we pray that Our Mother of Carmel may help the Order and the Carmelite family to grow in those lands. I would also like to take advantage of this letter on the occasion of the feast of Our Lady of Mount Carmel to share with you some feelings at the end of my term as Prior General of the Order. Today is the feast of Our Lady of Mount Carmel. Your email address will never be shared with any 3rd parties and you will receive only the type of content for which you signed up. Likewise, the Chapter must elect the brothers who will animate the life of the Order in the next six years. To see the previous week, please go to our YouTube channel by clicking here. May the celebration of this centenary help us in our mission and make us, also, announcers of the Mystery of salvation. Mary’s divine motherhood broadens the Christmas spotlight. But these "missions" or new presences are also a challenge, especially with regard to the formation of future Carmelites, a formation that should combine the specificity of local cultures with the most genuine tradition of the Order to which we must be faithful and of which we must be transmitters. LETTER OF THE PRIOR GENERAL ON THE SOLEMNITY OF OUR LADY OF MOUNT CARMEL 2019. Situated on 60 beautiful acres in the mid-Hudson region of New York State, the shrine is open 7 days a week, 8:30 am - … 1805- d. 1875) wrote a prayer to Our Lady for this day; and it is applicable to our times. In its chapter on Mary’s role in the Church, Vatican II’s Dogmatic Constitution on the Church calls Mary “Mother of God” 12 times. Progress reports will be released on Friday, 12/11 at the end of the school day. It is not necessary to point out the importance of this task. Likewise, he is usually linked, even iconographically, with Saint Dominic Guzman and with Saint Francis of Assisi, thus emphasizing the inclusion of Carmel among the mendicant orders. = Office of the Blessed Virgin Mary, according to the use of the Carmelite order (London: Burns and Lambert, 1951) It has been established to provide parish music ministers (and others who choose to visit) with lists of music suitable for the feasts and seasons. Oh, Star of the Sea, help me and show me you are my Mother. Tradition names Mount Tabor as the site of the revelation. To a great extent, the success of the General Chapter will depend on the sincere and fraternal prayer of all of us. Oh, Holy Mary, Mother of God, Queen of Heaven and Earth, I humbly beseech you from the bottom of my heart to succor me in … Likewise, it is a great responsibility that we must face with great seriousness, since the configuration and vitality of the Carmel of the 21, It is not necessary to point out the importance of this task. Paul’s further statement that “God sent the spirit of his Son into our hearts, crying out ‘Abba, Father!’” helps us realize that Mary is mother to all the brothers and sisters of Jesus. Welcome to Our Lady of Mount Carmel. It would be frustrating to let ourselves be carried away by pessimism, disregarding the areas of the world where Carmel grows with great force. In countries where Catholics are a minority, but also throughout the world, the Church asks us today to make an effort to live our Marian devotion with authenticity, with ecumenical sensitivity and with the same humility that made Mary great (Lk 1:48-49). ", Copyright © 2003 - 2020 THE ORDER OF CARMELITES - www.ocarm.org, Celebrating At Home Christmas - Nativity of the Lord, Celebrating At Home - Fourth Sunday of Advent, Celebrating At Home - Third Sunday of Advent, Celebrating At Home - Second Sunday of Advent, The Solemnity of Our Lady of Mount Carmel July 16th, 2019, This year, my greetings have a special tone, since, after twelve years of service to the Order as Prior General, I will soon leave this post in the General Chapter that we will celebrate in Sassone (Rome, Italy) from September 9 to 29. It is, without a doubt, a fascinating challenge, but also a complex one. CITOC Online is the e-Newsletter published by the Order of Carmelites. The Feast; Mustard Seed; Services; Contact; Bulletin. Although the General Curia is in Rome, in Italy, in Europe ... it is the Curia of the whole Order, in its richness and diversity. June 20, 2019. Allow me this personal note without pretensions and done in a fraternal and informal tone. The Constitutions are not just a legal or administrative document, but they must show what we are and, even more, what we want to be. Feast Day Masses: Mary, Mother of God 8:00AM, 12Noon, 10:00AM The Story of Mary, Mother of God. The theme we have chosen for our Chapter, as you probably already know, is: "You are my witnesses" (Isa 43:10); from one generation to the next: called to be faithful to our Carmelite charism”. Our Lady of Mount Carmel is a Roman Catholic Church, part of the Archdiocese of Newark, located in the Marion section of Jersey City. Moreover, that scapular that became a small reminder of his baptism, led him to the truly heroic attitude of forgiving the one who had mortally wounded him and led him, ultimately, to the sublime testimony of evangelical charity taken to the highest degree - to martyrdom. Likewise, the Chapter of 2019 will address the task of reviewing the Constitutions that was entrusted to it in the 2013 Chapter. St. Angelus is undoubtedly one of the leading figures of the early days of the history of our Order. Carmel is coming up on July 16. The Giglio Feast is celebrated for 12 days in July and leads to the Our Lady of Mount Carmel feast on the 16th. On many occasions I have stressed the importance of our Chapter structure, typical of the mendicant orders. God bless you! His testimony, proposed to the Church 25 years ago at the solemn beatification ceremony that took place in Rome, must continue to be a true inspiration for us today. We place under the maternal protection of Mary both the General Chapter and the next six years. Perhaps in these countries it becomes more evident that God acts in small ways and that, only from these small ways can his Kingdom can be built. The general government cannot act only from the criteria or from the situation in a certain geographical area. The parish celebrates the feast day on the Sunday closest to the feast day, this year on Sunday 14 July. Mission Statement. Mary has an important role to play in the Incarnation of the Second Person of the Blessed Trinity. Moreover, this piety -if it is authentic- sends us, challenges us, impels us to be living witnesses of the Gospel and to live it with gratitude and generosity. Today it serves people of all ethnic backgrounds. That deep connection between the mission and a healthy Marian devotion should motivate us to continue working in our day on that same line. When the world was languishing in ceaseless expectation, you were already its hope. Secondly, I would like to point out that - as you already know from the official communications of the Order - the commemorative acts of the eighth centenary of the death of Saint Angelus of Sicily are beginning, for which a series of religious and cultural celebrations have been organized and will be developed in the coming months. Jesus, the incarnate Word, is the one who could give God perfect love and worship on behalf of all creation. In each case, the strategy of the Order must be different. CITOC Online can be shared among friends, family and relatives for religious purpose without changing its content. Dear brothers and sisters of the Carmelite family, One more year, the solemnity of Our Lady of Mount Carmel is approaching and, therefore, I would like to send very warm greetings to all those who, in one way or another, are part of the great family of Carmel. Ninth Day O Most Holy Mother of Mount Carmel, when asked by a saint to grant privileges to the family of Carmel, you gave assurance of your Motherly love and help to those faithful to you and to your Son. click feast 2020 page for more info; It is with a heavy heart that we share that the annual Feast of Our Lady of Mount Carmel in July has been canceled. A church first raised there in the fourth century was dedicated on August 6. Spanish mass venerating Our Lady of Mt. Click here for the most recent copy of our parish bulletin. These three fundamental elements of the charism are not distinct and unrelated values, but closely interwoven. Dom Prosper Gueranger (b. Friday, January 25, 2019 we read Acts 22:3-16; Mark 16:15-18. Carmel Society, Hammonton, NJ Tuesday, July 16, 2019 at 11:30 AM EDT More than a year ago Finally, I would also like to mention the celebration of the 25th anniversary of the beatification of Isidore Bakanja, the young Congolese who was savagely beaten for refusing to give up his faith and taking off the scapular of Our Lady of Mount Carmel that he wore around his neck, which for him was a tangible sign of the faith he professed. The Conversion of Saint Paul the Apostle (Feast) – Paul’s conversion was a turning point in the history of the early Church. It is the first day of a new year: Mary continues to bring new life to her children—who are also God’s children. From now on, we put ourselves in an attitude of generous and affectionate collaboration with the brothers who will be chosen for this delicate task and who will assume the challenge of leading the Order so that it will be ever more faithful to the mission and the charism it has received. This year, my greetings have a special tone, since, after twelve years of service to the Order as Prior General, I will soon leave this post in the General Chapter that we will celebrate in Sassone (Rome, Italy) from September 9 to 29. Finally, and as I usually do every year, I would like to remind you of some anniversaries that we celebrate this year, which are still significant for our history and identity (especially in relation to the Marian dimension of the charism) so that, at the same time, they may project us towards a future full of challenges. Carmel, LETTER OF THE PRIOR GENERAL ON THE SOLEMNITY OF OUR LADY OF MOUNT CARMEL 2019. Elizabeth proclaims: “Most blessed are you among women and blessed is the fruit of your womb. Likewise, it is a great responsibility that we must face with great seriousness, since the configuration and vitality of the Carmel of the 21st century will to a large extent depend on it. will feel and be very united in prayer that the General Chapter will be a time of grace, of deep reflection, of discernment and fraternity. This year we also celebrate 50 years of the restoration of the British Province, one of the oldest of the Order and suppressed in the sixteenth century, after the break in the time of Henry VIII. With this motive I want to congratulate the British Province for this anniversary and for the Province of Ireland that, with great generosity, embarked on this adventure of restoring Carmel in Great Britain. Because of the scant data we have of his life, we know that he probably came from the Holy Land (in fact, he is also known as St. Angelus of Jerusalem) and that he dedicated his life to preaching. July 14, 2019 By Lacy The feast of Our Lady Of Mt. God’s “first” thought in creating was Jesus. I do not think I exaggerate if I say that it is the most massive festival of Our Lady of Mt Carmel in the world. will feel and be very united in prayer that the General Chapter will be a time of grace, of deep reflection, of discernment and fraternity. It was cause for celebration that a persecutor became a follower of Christ and later a teacher of the nations. One more year, the solemnity of Our Lady of Mount Carmel is approaching and, therefore, I would like to send very warm greetings to all those who, in one way or another, are part of the great family of Carmel. Always celebrated on July 16th. Our Lady of Carmel is Mary, mother of Jesus. Feast Day. The precise title “Mother of God” goes back at least to the third or fourth century. ... Our Lady of Mount Carmel Parish. A big hug to everyone and ... Congratulations! The parish celebrates the feast day on the Sunday closest to the feast day, this year on Sunday 14 July. There was a triduum of events leading up to the feast day. Likewise, those who maintain this contact with the various living realities of the Carmelite family - the Procurator General, the Delegate for the Nuns, the Webmaster and the General Postulator - have been of great help. Our Lady of Mount Carmel Today is the principal feast day of the Carmelite Order. Order of the brothers of the Most Blessed Virgin Mary of Mt. Therefore, in the festivities that we are going to celebrate, keep this intention in mind before our Mother and Sister, before the Star of the Sea, who has guided and accompanied us for eight centuries and who, undoubtedly, will continue to do so as we enter this third millennium, full of challenges, needs of all kinds and also of hopes. A Roman Catholic parish and Academy known for its warmth, generosity and hospitality. Mary’s divine motherhood broadens the Christmas spotlight. The parish celebrates the feast day on the Sunday closest to the feast day, this year on Sunday 14 July. The Province (now known as Britannia Maioris) is dedicated to the Assumption of the Virgin Mary, the Marian mystery that reminds us that the Virgin precedes us on the path and that She is a pledge and guarantee of that universal call to salvation. It is the Octave of Christmas: Our remembrance of Mary’s divine motherhood injects a further note of Christmas joy. 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