November 29 – Memorial of Blessed Dionysius of the Nativity, Priest Martyr and Redemptus of the Cross, Lay Brother Martyr

November 28th, 2016 by Gabriel McAuliffe

You may find the Carmelite Proper Offices for the Memorial of Blessed Dionysius of the Nativity, Priest Martyr and Redemptus of the Cross, Lay Brother Martyr, courtesy of the Discalced Carmelites of Canada.

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November 19 – Memorial of Saint Raphael Kalinowski, Priest

November 21st, 2016 by Gabriel McAuliffe

You may find the Carmelite Proper Offices for the Memorial of Saint Raphael Kalinowski, Priest courtesy of the Discalced Carmelites of Canada.

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November 16 – Commemoration of All Carmelite Souls

November 14th, 2016 by Gabriel McAuliffe

Just as the love of Christ and the service of the Blessed Virgin Mary have brought us together in a single family, fraternal charity unites those of us still striving to lead a life of allegiance to Jesus Christ in this world, and those already awaiting the vision of God in purgatory. Today the whole Order commends our departed brothers and sisters to God’s mercy through the intercession of Our Lady, sure sign of hope and consolation, and begs for their admission to the courts of heaven.

When November 15 falls on a Sunday, the Commemoration is celebrated on the following day.

All as in the Breviary for November 2nd, except the following:

Prayer

Lord,
you are the glory of those who serve you.
Look lovingly on our departed brothers and sisters,
united in following Christ and his Mother
by the waters of baptism and the bonds of Carmel
.
In your mercy grant them everlasting sight of you
their Creator and Redeemer.
We ask this through our Lord.

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November 14 – Feast of All Carmelite Saints

November 14th, 2016 by Gabriel McAuliffe

You may find the Carmelite Proper Offices for the Feast of All Carmelite Saints, courtesy of the Discalced Carmelites of Canada.

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Friday or Saturday, November 11 or November 12 – A Day of Fast and Abstinence

November 11th, 2016 by Gabriel McAuliffe

For Carmelites of the Teresian Observance, Monday, November 14 is the Solemnity of All Carmelite Saints. Today, Friday, November 11 or tomorrow, November 12 we honor their place on the Carmelite calendar with a day of fast and abstinence. Please note that this day be anticipated (see below).

From the Provinicial Statutes (rev. July 2, 2011):

1. Fast and abstinence:

a) In addition to the days of fasting and abstinence proper to the Church in the United States and in response to the encouragement of our Bishops “to prepare for each Church festival by a day of particular self-denial, penitential prayer and fasting” and to our Carmelite traditions, our members, unless excused by reason of illness or age, will fast on the vigils of the following feast days:

1. Our Blessed Lady of Mount Carmel (July 16)

2. Solemnity of St. Joseph (March 19)

3. Our Holy Mother St. Teresa of Jesus (October 15)

4. Our Holy Father St. John of the Cross (December 14)

5. The Prophet Elijah (July 20)

6. St. Therese of the Child Jesus and the Holy Face (October 1)

7. All the Saints of the Order (November 14)

b) For sufficient reason, the above special fast days may be anticipated. Anticipation should never involve fasting on Sundays or Holy Days [cf. Canon Law 1249-1253].

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November 8 – Memorial of Saint Elizabeth of the Trinity, Virgin

November 7th, 2016 by Gabriel McAuliffe

You may find the Carmelite Proper Offices for the Memorial of Saint Elizabeth of the Trinity, Virgin, courtesy of the Discalced Carmelites of Canada.

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