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Joint Jubilee Mass of Religious Profession

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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50th Jubilee of Religious Profession

On Saturday January 25th, with much joy and gratitude to God, our friars of San Antonio and some from other communities joined our nuns from the San Antonio Carmel in celebrating the 50th Profession Jubilee of Mother Teresita Leonard.We celebrated the Holy Eucharist, with our Provincial Fr. Luis Castañeda presiding. The convent’s chapel was overflowing with friends, family members, and
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Provincial Retreat 2013

During the week of Oct. 21-25 we had our annual Provincial Retreat at our monastery of Marylake in Little Rock, Arkansas. They were days of prayer, reflexion, quiet rest, and fraternal sharing.We were blessed to have Fr. Gerald Werner, OCD from the California-Arizona Province as our retreat master. He invited us to reflect on the topic of renewal at the levels of the individual friar, the community
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