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The Carmelite Order took its origin in the slopes of Mount Carmel where the Prophet Elijah and his followers were living in the presence of God. They were zealous for His glory and were going out to bring the erring people of God to the true path. The prophet was fed by food from heaven and had foreknowledge about the Virgin Mother of God. When the Carmelites see the prophet Elijah, they see their life reflected in the prophet as if in a mirror – the contemplative ideal, the fraternal communion and veneration of the Blessed Virgin Mary. In this sense Elijah the Prophet was called the founder of the Carmelite Order. But a historical note about the Carmelites dates only from the 11th century when St. Albert, the Patriarch of Jerusalem gave them a rule of life approved by Pope Eugene IV. The Order underwent different changes and mitigations all throughout the centuries.
The great St. Teresa of Avila and St. John of the Cross who reformed the Carmelite Order, did not break the past nor introduced anything new but they introduced the former Spirit of the Order prayer, contemplation, divine office, celebration of the Eucharist, practice of the presence of God, devotion to Blessed Virgin Mary. The missionary dimension was so dear to St. Teresa of Avila. read more

Events in December 2022

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November 28, 2022 November 29, 2022(1 event)

N/A: Feast of Fr. Dennis Laiju o f St. Joseph

November 30, 2022(1 event)

N/A: Feast of Fr. Andrews o f St. Teresa o f Avila

December 1, 2022 December 2, 2022 December 3, 2022(2 events)

N/A: Feast of Fr. Francis Xavier o f St. Mary

N/A: Feast of Fr. Sabu X avier o f the Sacred H eart

December 4, 2022
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December 12, 2022 December 13, 2022 December 14, 2022(6 events)

N/A: Feast of Br. Bikram Kerketta of St. John of the Cross

N/A: Feast of Dn. Pankaj Lakra of St. John of the Cross

N/A: Feast of Fr. John Joy of St. Teresa Benedicta of the Cross

N/A: Feast of Fr. John Robert of the Blessed Sacrament

N/A: Feast of Fr. Johny Jackson of St John Mary Vianney

N/A: Feast of Fr. Sunil Martin of St. John of the Cross

December 15, 2022 December 16, 2022 December 17, 2022 December 18, 2022
December 19, 2022 December 20, 2022 December 21, 2022 December 22, 2022 December 23, 2022 December 24, 2022 December 25, 2022(1 event)

N/A: Feast of Fr. Samuel Bijoy of the Christ the King

December 26, 2022(1 event)

N/A: Feast of Fr. Stephen o f the M other o f God

December 27, 2022 December 28, 2022 December 29, 2022 December 30, 2022 December 31, 2022 January 1, 2023(2 events)

N/A: Feast of Fr. Sanil Sebastian of the M other of God

N/A: Feast of Fr. Yesudas Xavier of the Mother of God