February 23, 2009

Provincial Assembly 2009

From February 10 - 12, 2009, the Provincial Council, Local Superiors and several other Friars met for the Annual Provincial Assembly. The gathering began with a Day of Recollection (which ended with the diaconate ordination of our brother, Rev. Bro. David Guzman, OCD) and included spiritual talks, business matters and fraternal recreation.

February 15, 2009

February 10, 2009

During the Provincial Assembly, our
Bro. David Guzman, O.C.D.
was ordained a transitional deacon by the
Auxiliary bishop of San Bernardino, Rutilio del Riego,
at El Carmelo Retreat House in Redlands, California.

The ordination of Rev. Bro. David brings our number of transitional deacons to four (three of whom are pictured here).

February 3, 2009

First Profession of Vows

Bro. Richard of Bl. Teresa of Calcutta, O.C.D.(Castillo)

Bro. Marinello of the Eucharistic Heart of Jesus, O.C.D.(Saguin)

Professed First Vows on February 2, 2009
at Mt. St. Joseph Carmelite Monastery, San Jose, California

Slide shows of the recent Solemn Profession and First Profession may be viewed at: www.discalcedcarmelites.com - recent events