September 30, 2007

October 1, 2007

Feast of St. Therese of the Child Jesus

"O Jesus, why can't I tell all little souls how unspeakable is Your condescension? I feel that if you found a soul weaker and littler than mine, which is impossible, You would be pleased to grant it still greater favors, provided it abandoned itself with total confidence to Your Infinite Mercy. But why do I desire to communicate Your secrets of Love, O Jesus, for was it not You alone who taught them to me, and can You not reveal them to others? Yes, I know it, and I beg you to do it. I beg you to cast Your Divine Glance upon a great number of little souls. I beg You to choose a legion of little Victims worthy of your LOVE!"
St. Therese
Story of a Soul (manuscript B)
Happy Feastday to:
Fr. Kevin of St. Therese of the Child Jesus
Fr. Cyprian of St. Therese of the Child Jesus
Fr. James of St. Therese of the Child Jesus
Fr. Donald of St. Therese
Fr. Adam Gregory of St. Therese

September 29. 2007

Fr. Christopher, LaRocca, OCD,
is preaching the Novena in honor of St. Therese at the Carmel of Cristo Rey, San Francisco, CA. Fr. Christopher is the Rector and Student Master at the
St. Elijah House of Studies in Mt. Angel, OR.
Fr. Christopher is pictured here with our novices and postulants.

September 24, 2007

September 24, 2007

While attending a conference in Miami, Florida, Bro. James Zakowicz visited with our Carmelite Sisters of the Most Sacred Heart who staff St. Theresa School (Coral Gables) and Archbishop Coleman F. Carroll High School (Miami).

September 17, 2007

September 16, 2007

Tridentine Mass at St. Therese Church

On September 16, 2007, our parishoners at St. Therese Church in Alhambra, California, had the opportunity to attend the Tridentine Mass. Approximately 400 people attended. This traditional Mass will be celebrated at St. Therese Church every 3rd, 4th & 5th Sundays of each month. St. Therese Church was founded by the Anglo-Irish Province of Discalced Carmelite Friars in 1924 and became the first foundation of the California-Arizona Province.

September 14, 2007

September 14, 2007

50 years a Carmelite Nun
Today at the Carmelite Monastery at Carmel-by-the-Sea, California,
Fr. Provincial, Gerald Werner, OCD, presided at the Golden Jubilee Liturgy for
Sr. Marie-Cecile of Jesus Crucified, OCD.
Fr. Donald Kinney, OCD, was the homilist.
Carmel of Our Lady and St. Therese
Carmel-by-the-Sea, California

September 13, 2007

September 13, 2007

Within Evening Prayer Fr. Gerald Werner, Provincial Superior, received two men into our Postulancy: Mr. Richard Castillo (right), of Mammoth Lakes, California and Mr. Marinello Saguin (left), of Los Angeles, California.

September 13, 2007

During Evening Prayer, Fr. Gerald Werner, Provincial Superior, invested Postulant Charles Nawodylo in the holy habit of Our Lady of Mount Carmel. Charles was given the religious name: Bro. Charles of Jesus and Mary.

September 7, 2007

September 8, 2007

Birthday of the Blessed Virgin Mary
Queen and Beauty of Carmel

20 of our Friars celebrate Profession anniversaries today:
Fr. Reginald – 62 years
Fr. Ailbe – 60 years
Fr. David – 52 years
Fr. Colm – 51 years
Fr. John of the Cross – 50 years
Fr. Albert – 48 years
Fr. Gilbert – 32 years
Fr. Stephen – 29 years
Fr. Donald – 25 years
Fr. Thomas – 24 years
Fr. Matthew – 24 years
Fr. Richard Classen – 22 years
Fr. Jan – 20 years
Fr. Christopher – 19 years
Bro. Michael – 16 years
Fr. Fernando – 15 years
Fr. Adam Gregory – 9 years
Fr. Laurence – 9 years
Fr. Mario – 9 years
Fr. Jose Luis - 9 years