2020 Our Lady of Mount Carmel
Feast Day Celebration
Lay Carmelite May Crowning
at the National Shrine on May 2nd, 2020
Father Mario Esposito, O'Carm., Prior Provincial, Celebrating Mass in honor of the Feast of St. Joseph the Worker on May 1st, 2020
Cardinal Dolan Visits the National Shrine to pray during the Coronavirus Pandemic March 21, 2020
2019 celebration at the shrine
for our lady of la vang
2019 Our Lady of Mount Carmel Feast Day Celebration
2018 celebration at the shrine
for our lady of la vang
On Saturday, September 8, 2018 more than 1000 people gathered to celebrate mass at the new Our Lady of La Vang shrine on the Carmelite property in Middletown, NY.
Closing Mass for the Fatima Centennial
Mass was be celebrated at the National Shrine Church by Bishop Dominick John Lagonegro, Auxiliary Bishop of the Archdiocese of New York. on Friday, October 13, 2017 celebrating the 100th Anniversary of Our Lady of Fatima & marking the apparition of Our Lady of Fatima as Our Lady of Mount Carmel.
our lady of mount carmel feast day 2017
Our Lady of Mount Carmel Church
Feast Day of St. John of the Cross
The Feast Day of St. John of the Cross, Spanish mystic and Carmelite saint was celebrated on Wednesday, December 14, 2016 at The National Shrine of Our Lady of Mt. Carmel In Middletown, NY. The day was devoted to the spirituality of St. John of the Cross and his teachings, beginning with a Feast Day Mass, followed by lunch and a Conference presented by Fr. James Hess, O.Carm. The person who journeys with St. John of the Cross enters into a union with God that is identified as a purification process and a maturation of the human being, one that is both active and passive at the same time. Knowing and experiencing God through the “dark night of the soul” can ultimately lead us to know and understand ourselves in a whole new way, allowing the light of God to be revealed in its fullness. “As we journey together in faith and begin to understand the value of our own dark nights, whether frequent or infrequent, we are able to step aside and find strength and solace in knowing that we are never alone in our pain, that God journeys with us” says Carol Bezak, Shrine Director. For further information on upcoming programs at The National Shrine of our Lady of Mt. Carmel, please call 845-343-1879 Ext. 22.