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From the Washington Province


It is with the greatest confidence in the merciful love of God that we announce the passing of our dear brother, Fr. Kieran Kavanaugh OCD, who was called from this life early this morning. (Feb 2)

Today's feast of the Presentation of the Lord, in which we focus on the gift of consecrated life, is a most fitting and beautiful occasion for his leaving us. It seems that instead of the Lord coming to visit Fr. Kieran as He visited the temple; the Lord decided to bring Fr. Kieran to His own temple. It is also fitting because Fr. Kieran had such great love and devotion for the Infant Jesus.

Funeral arrangements are pending. With that announcement a proper obituary will be given. For now his brothers who mourn our loss ask for your prayers for our beloved brother.

Eternal rest grant unto him O Lord
And let perpetual light shine upon him
May his soul and all the souls of the faithful departed through the mercy of God rest in peace. Amen.
Carmel and the Interior Life on DVD

Carmel and the Interior Life on DVD


Carmel and the Interior Life, a Webinar given by Fr. Jack Welch, O.Carm, is now available for purchase on DVD format.

For more information, please visit the Carmelite Institute website.

History of the Carmelite Order – Part 2

History of the Carmelite Order – Part 2


Part 2 of the Course on the History of the Order is now available on the Carmelite Institute's website (the first four sessions are currently available with more coming soon). There will be a total of seven sessions - each session is three hours long.

Part 2 consists of the history from the reform of St. Teresa to present day. The course is presented by Fr. Leopold Glueckert, O.Carm.

For more information, please visit the Carmelite Institute website.

Day of Recollection - Clearwater, FL

Day of Recollection


The Carmelite Institute of North America will host "The Experience of God", a day of recollection presented by Fr. Salvatore Sclurba, OCD, to be held on Feb. 2, 2019 in Clearwater, FL.

For more information, please visit the Carmelite Institute website.

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St. Teresa and the Gift of Friendship


The Gift of Friendship was presented by Fr. Stephen Watson, OCD, in a conference hosted by Carmelite Institute of North America.

Now available for purchase in DVD format from the Carmelite Institute website.

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