September 18, 2009

Franciscan University of Steubenville Vocations Fair

The Carmelites are well represented at the Franciscan University at Steubenville's Vocation Fair - all three of the Friars' Provinces, one of the Associations of Carmelite Nuns, three individual Carmels of Nuns and one community of active Carmelites Sisters.

All in all there are over 100 Religious Communities and Dioceses represented. And today, we had a special guest from Rome join us. Can you pick him out in the picture?

September 12, 2009

50th Anniversary

On September 12, 2009, the Feast of the Holy Name of Mary, our community at Mount Saint Joseph in San Jose, California celebrated the 50th anniversary of foundation. Bishop Patrick McGrath, Bishop of San Jose and Fr. Matthew Williams, Provincial Superior, were present with us.

During the Eucharistic Liturgy special recognition was given to the many benefactors who have made our life possible over the last 50 years.

For more pictures go to our facebook page. Click on the icon to the left.

September 8, 2009

Bro. Peter Mary's Profession

On September 8, 2009, Feast of the Nativity of Mary, Bro. Peter Mary of the Eucharistic Heart of Jesus professed the Evangelical Counsels of Poverty, Chastity and Profession. In his homily, Fr. Matthew, Provincial Superior, noted that this is the seventh First Profession of our Province within the last year (4 in California and 3 in Uganda).

Bro. Peter joins eighteen of our Friars who look to September 8 as their anniversary of Profession.

Happy Anniversary to:
Fr. Reginald – 64 years
Fr. Ailbe – 62 years
Fr. David – 54 years
Fr. Colm – 53 years
Fr. John of the Cross – 52 years
Fr. Albert – 50 years
Fr. Gilbert – 34 years
Fr. Stephen – 31 years
Fr. Donald – 27 years
Fr. Thomas – 26 years
Fr. Matthew – 26years
Fr. Richard Classen – 24 years
Fr. Jan – 22 years
Fr. Christopher – 21 years
Fr. Adam Gregory – 11 years
Fr. Laurence – 11 years
Fr. Mario – 11 years
Fr. Jose Luis - 11 years
Bro. Peter Mary 1 day

Happy Birthday Blessed Mother!

September 1, 2009

New Postulants

On September 1, Feast of St. Teresa Margaret Redi (Discalced Carmelite Nun), Brett Sharp and Charles "Dusty" DeLacey joined our community in a simple ceremony during Vespers.

Brett Sharp, from Whittier, California, attended California State University, Long Beach and worked as Special Events Coordinator with our Carmelite Sisters at Sacred Heart Retreat House.

"Dusty" DeLacey, from Owensboro, Kentucky, joined us during his third year at Franciscan University at Steubenville, Ohio. Dusty is our fourth "Steubie" to enter within the last three years.

Please pray for these men and their final perseverance.