Remembering All Carmelite Souls

On November 3, 2012, the Carmelite Friars of the St. Elias Province, celebrated a Mass of Remembrance for their deceased members.  The Eucharistic celebration was held at the National Shrine of Our Lady of Mount Carmel in Middletown, New York with Very Rev. Mario Esposito, O.Carm., as the main celebrant.  The celebration was also attended by other Friars of the St. Elias Province, Third Order Carmelites, Brothers in Formation and their Directors, Carmelite Sisters for the Aged and Infirm and Novices, as well as many other friends of the Carmelite family.  After Mass, the congregation walked in solemn procession to the cemetery located within the grounds of the shrine for the blessing and prayers for the dead.

May Our Lady of Mount Carmel, the Gate of Heaven, intercede for all the souls of the faithful departed! May they rest in peace!

1 comment:

  1. Dear Sisters, one thing I have learned since meeting so many of you is that you are truly a beautiful family. It is so wonderful and heart warming to see the pictures of so many Carmelites gathered together to remember the deceased members of your Congregation family. I have seen so much love, deference, humility, humor, genuine care, friendship, and memories shared between you, and it has been such a privilege. The family of Carmel is just a small facet in the diamond of the Body of Christ, but it does shine so brightly in the here and, I have no doubt, in the here after. Thank you for shining on me! Love and prayers, Mama Jo