November 30, 2009

Postulant Brett's Parents Visit

On the First Sunday of Advent, the Mount Saint Joseph community was pleased to welcome Byron and Debbie Sharp for their first visit since their son, Postulant Brett, entered our community.

November 19, 2009

Working with the Nuns

Postulants Brett and Dusty, along with Bro. Peter Mary and Fr. Adam Gregory, spent the day recently canning "bumbleberry" jam with a community of our Carmelite Nuns.

...and "yes", the Brothers are wearing the aprons of the Nuns!

November 11, 2009

Provincial Workshop

From November 10 - 12, 2009 a group of our Friars gathered for the Provincial Workshop at our El Carmelo Retreat House in Redlands, California. This annual Workshop is designed to have some form of on-going formation and also to and enhance and support our vocations as Carmelite Friars. The Workshop began with a morning of relfection which included Adoration, Benediction, Morning Prayer, Mass and private prayer. Fr. Jack Stoeger of the Archdiocese of Los Angeles was our presenter.

November 3, 2009


St. Teresa of Jesus (of Avila)

Our good friend and OCDS sister Cherry made this St. Teresa costume for her goddaughter, Danielle.

It is a pleasant trend that many Catholic elementary schools have returned to the original idea of Halloween - All Hallow's Eve - November 1 is All Saints Day.

November 1, 2009

Our Sisters

Fr. Gerald and Fr. Adam Gregory with some of our Carmelite Nuns at the "West Coast Gathering".