On Saturday, 24 August 2019, Brother Paul Richmond, O.Carm. & Brother Mikhail Woodruffe, O.Carm. professed their solemn vows at The National Shrine of Our Lady of Mount Carmel in Middletown, New York. When the brothers professed their solemn vows, this means that they are making a lifelong commitment to living the Carmelite way of life and forever professing the evangelical vows of poverty, chastity, and obedience.


© 2020 Carmelite Friars North American Province of Saint Elias

Based out of Middletown, N.Y.


Celebrating the Year of Saint Joseph 2020- 2021

Patron of the Order and the Church


"Fill us with a jealous zeal for God, and grant to us new companions on the journey to the Holy Mountain, Christ our Lord."


vocations@carmelites.com     Tel: 845-344-2225

Fr. Francis Amodio, O.Carm., Director of Vocations   845-800-9250

Fr. Nicholas Blackwell, O.Carm., Assistant Director of Vocations

Mrs. Rosemary Williams, Vocations Office Secretary

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