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.


Corey said...

“Hello! I want to let you know about an awesome group called “Kepha, the Brotherhood of the Iron Will.” Kepha is a growing brotherhood of Catholic fathers and sons in seven states that are faithful to the Holy Father. We promote the Culture of Life through monthly retreats and shared daily prayers and provoke each other to Heaven according to our motto, "Dynamic Orthodoxy, Infectious Joy."

Kepha is a high-octane Catholicism rejecting spiritual laziness and moral compromise. We are under the patronage of our "BIG 3": St. John Bosco, Blessed Teresa of Calcutta, and Blessed Pier Giorgio Frassati. Kepha members agree to live by 5 commitments : Apologetics, Brotherhood, Charity, Mortification and Prayer.

Kepha is a non-profit organization with chapters in Texas and Louisiana. If you know of any men who are looking for an excellent way to strengthen their relationships with their sons, then please tell them about Kepha.
You can find out more information on our web site at
We look forward to hearing from you.
God bless you!
Corey Harned

Ruth Ann said...

Hello to Fr. Adam, Brett, and Dusty.

I saw you yesterday and today at the Carmelite Monastery in Georgetown. Before you left I introduced myself to Fr. Adam and he told me you have a monastery in San Jose. So, through that I found your blog. I will pray for you two postulants with the hope that you will be happy Carmelites and persevere in your vocation.

I happen to be a Third Order Lay Camelite of the Ancient Observance. So we have a common history.

God bless you!