Today what started near the spring of Elijah, off a mountain range near Jerusalem, has blossomed into a tremendously rich family of men and women of various walks of life, cultural backgrounds and age diversity. Men and women ready to face the challenges of the world today with hope in a God who loves generously. As Carmelites, we are all called to a deep loving relationship with God. One that includes the Blessed Virgin Mary, as we are one of the very first religious families formed by her maternal love. As members of her family, we bear some of here symbols in our clothing. The Brown Scapular is a symbol of the Virgin Mary’s maternal care and love of her Carmelite Family. The brown Scapular is universally recognized by the Church, and people throughout the world wear or keep a scapular near them as a sign that they love and honor the Mother of God.


© 2021 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."


Contact Information:     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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