A visit from our local priests

This is Fr. Justin Cinnante , a diocesan priest who entered the Carmelites, celebrating his 10th anniversary of priesthood with some of his class, Fathers Louis Anderson, Brendan Gormley, Gabriel Baakar, cfr, Angel Gilberto, and John Paul Soler

 

We had a wonderful visit and shared a meal with our local priest friends.

Chapel Renovation Update – Grateful thanks to our benefactors!

We wish to express our deepest gratitude for all our generous benefactors who contributed to our chapel renovation. The project is moving along very well, and we are nearing completion.  Everything looked so lovely in the Chapel for the Easter liturgy.   May the Lord bless you and your families for all that you do for the Lord and for us.

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Pope Francis to visit Fatima for the feast on May 13th

 

Pope Francis will make a pilgrimage to Fatima, Portugal for with 100th anniversary of the apparitions of Our Lady to the three children.  The Blessed Virgin Mary appeared to Lucia, Francisco, and Jacinta from May 13, 1917 to October 13, 1917.  The Pope will be in Fatima on May 12th and 13th at the invitation of the local bishop.  Also, the Pope will be canonizing two of the children, Blessed Francisco and Jacinta, who died as children.  Lucia joined a convent of Dorothean sisters and later became a Carmelite nun.  She died on February 13, 2005.  Her process towards canonization is in progress.

Feast of St. Joseph

 

This year the solemnity of St. Joseph has been transferred to Monday, March 20th.  Many saints have had a great devotion to him.  Religious order have had a long history of experiencing the powerful intercession of St. Joseph whenever a spiritual or material need arose.  One such example is the miraculous staircase in the former chapel of the Loretto Sisters in Santa Fe, New Mexico.  Please read this amazing story.

http://www.lorettochapel.com/staircase.html

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Loretto_Chapel

Lent and feast of the Holy Face of Jesus

On Wednesday, March 1st, Lent will begin.  The feast of the Holy Face of Jesus, falls on the Tuesday before Ash Wednesday.  It is appropriate that this feast is right before the season of Lent.  The forty days of this liturgical season are a time of taking account of our lives and our relationship with God.  Furthermore, we are to reflect on the sufferings and ultimate sacrifice of Christ on the Cross.  When we look at the image of the Shroud of Turin and in particular at the face of Christ, one can see so clearly the pain and sufferings that Jesus endured for love of us.  During this feast and Lenten season, let us make some acts of love and reparation to our Lord for all that He suffered for us.