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Message from the New Superior

Jul 22, 2020
I hope you are bearing well with the circumstances of life as we pass through such very troubled times. It seems as though here in Dallas we are almost at the epicenter of the pandemic, though Houston is a hot spot as well.My name is Father John Magdalene Suenram, OCD. I wanted to take a moment to introduce myself as the new Superior of Mount Carmel Center with its three other friars
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Twenty-eigth Sunday in Ordinary Time

Oct 15, 2019
Vyacheslav Argenberg from Seattle, WA, USA [CC BY 2.0 (https://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/2.0)]Readings: 1st Reading: 2 Kings 5:14-17Resp. Psalm Psalm 98:1, 2-3, 3-42nd Reading: 2 Timothy 2:8-13Gospel: Luke 17:11-19 It may seem strange that Naaman was asked to bathe in the River Jordan seven times. The quality of the water certainly didn't change so why do
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Palm Sunday

Apr 14, 2019
Pietro lorenzetti [Public domain]Readings: At The Procession with Palms: Gospel: Luke 19:28-40 At Mass: 1st Reading: Isaiah 50: 4-7 Resp. Psalm Psalm 22:8-9, 17-18, 19-20, 23-242nd Reading: Philippians 2:6-11 Gospel: Luke 22:14-23:56Too many times we are tempted to listen to what the world says which is not good because the world is under the dominion of Satan. The world cheered
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Joint Jubilee Mass of Religious Profession

Nov 30, 2018
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,
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An Aesthetic Moment, A Moment of Grace

Jan 06, 2016
        Recently, while on the road shopping for groceries, I happened to be listening to a classical music station on the radio.  Before the next featured piece was broadcast, a piece for violin, it was announced that this piece the violinist—a woman with the last name of Marcovici—was about to play was a piece originally written for a movie, I’ve
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