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Congratulations to our newly
professed Carmelite Brothers
......Seeking the face of God through prayer, fraternity and service
Br. Robert E. Bathe, O. Carm.
North American Province of Saint Elias
Welcome to our Provincial Vocation webpage! We belong to the Brothers
of the Blessed Virgin Mary of Mount Carmel, or simply the Carmelites. The
Carmelite Order has Provinces throughout the world. As an American
Carmelite Province, we have been working in the Catholic Church in America
for over 100 years. Our first legal title was held in the state of New York, as we
were registered in July 7th, 1897.
The Carmelite Order looks to Elijah and Mary to guide our decisions in how
best to live in allegiance to Jesus Christ, to whom we pledge our life. Being
one of the first Marian Orders in the Church allows us the opportunity to
honor our Lord through Mary our Mother. The Carmelites have maintained
the Scapular tradition which recognizes God's fidelity to us, his chosen
I hope you take some time to discover this website. We have some news
stories, brief descriptions of who we are and what we are about. The main
purpose of the site is to peak your curiosity enough to pick up the phone and
give us a call.
Mary promised in the Scapular vision to Saint Simon Stock, that this is her
Order. The Carmelite Order is dedicated to Mary and we have her word that
we will endure through history. Are you called to witness the love of God?
If you have an attraction to the Blessed Virgin Mary, and are thinking about
becoming a priest, the Carmelite Order may be for you.
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