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Joint Jubilee Mass of Religious Profession
Nov 30, 2018 | anniversary, Carmelites, celebration, gratitude, joy, jubilee, mass, reflections, religious profession, vocation
At Mt. Carmel Center in Dallas, Texas on Wednesday, October 17, 2018, Fr. Jenaro de la Cruz from Burgos, Spain, celebrated his 60th anniversary of profession, and Fr. Sam Anthony Morello of the Sacred Heart, his 65th of profession. Fr. Jenaro opted to speak briefly a er the Communion silence; Fr. Sam Anthony spoke after the Gospel reading. The following is a summary of Fr. Sam Anthony's Reflections,
Only God Can Make a Tree
Jun 19, 2015 | Carmel, Carmelite Nuns, Carmelites, celebration, centenary, creation, friars, God, God's love, mass, Mississippi, OCDS, Teresa
If you look out the window of the guest quarters at the Jackson Carmel--in Jackson, MS, that is, in case you're wondering--you'll see standing there on the lawn in front of you a truly magnificent oak tree, assuredly ancient, although quite well preserved, a breathlessly beautiful creature, if ever there was one. Massive in height and width, it spreads
Written by Fr. Jorge Cabrera, OCD On Sunday, July 13, 2014 we, the Discalced Carmelite Friars of the Oklahoma Province of St. Thérèse had a great celebration in thanksgiving to God for the 100th anniversary of our arrival in Oklahoma. This took place at our church of Our Lady of Mt. Carmel & St. Thérèse in Oklahoma City, better known as Little Flower Parish. Holy
Fr. Luis Belmonte’s 40th Birthday
Written by Fr. Jorge Cabrera, OCDOn Tuesday, May 20, our San Antonio community celebrated Fr. Luis Belmonte’s 40th birthday. After our 5:30pm Mass we had a joyful celebration at the School’s Gym where many of our parishioners joined us to give thanks to God for Father’s life and vocation and wish him a happy birthday. We all enjoyed good food, good music,
Altar Servers Appreciation Day – Little Flower Basilica
May 23, 2014 | Altar Servers, appreciation day, Carmelites, celebration, Knights of Columbus, Little Flower Basilica, service
Written by Fr. Jorge Cabrera, OCDOn Sunday May 18, our Pastor and Superior––Fr. Luis Gerardo Belmonte, and Fr. Gregory Ross––our Vocations Director, offered the altar servers of Little Flower Basilica a well deserved recognition for the wonderful service they have provided in our liturgies, particularly during this past Holy Week. All the servers were invited to