From April 13- 16, some of our Friars in transition met at the Cardinal Manning House of Prayer for Priests. Transition period is usually within five years of leaving the House of Studies (and in some cases ordination to the Priesthood) into the regular life of the Order. The four day retreat included prayer, Liturgy, conferences, recreation, meetings with Fr. Provincial and lots of fraternal sharing.
February 14, 2010
February 9, 2010
Our mission in Uganda recently received seven new postulants. Picture with them are Fr. Stephen, who received them on behalf of our Province, and Postulant Patrick, who entered in January 2009.
left to right: Geofrey Nyanja, Peter Mugwanya, Jude Taddeo Ssenyonga, Fr. Stephen, John Kennedy Yawe, Henry Amoko, Daudi Isabirye, Patrick Kitega (go to ocdwest.org to read Patrick's perspective on our Mission) and Bernard Onyango.
February 8, 2010
February 4, 2010
On February 4, 2010, at Mount Saint Joseph, Fr. Provincial Matthew received our two Postulants into the Novitiate. Assisted by our new Novice Master, Fr. Thomas, he invested the Brothers in the holy habit of Our Lady of Mount Carmel and and gave them their religious names. The ceremony took place within Solemn Vespers and was followed by Benediction.
January 13, 2010
Our Friars at El Carmelo Retreat House had the privilege of hosting 72 Secular Carmelite Formation Directors from all over our Province for an on-going formation program from January 11- 14.
Pictured, in the center, is Fr. Donald Kinney, O.C.D., Provincial Delegate to the O.C.D.S.