Help Ordain Holy Religious Priests

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Help Provide Holy and Faithful Contemplative Religious Priests for the Church Today and Tomorrow

The Hermits of Our Lady of Mount Carmel  is a Roman Catholic religious community that observes the eremitical Carmelite charism. Following the first hermits on Mount Carmel who, "in imitation of that holy anchorite the prophet Elijah, led solitary lives," (Jacques de Vitry, Bishop of Acre, History of Jerusalem) the charism and Constitutions of the community are based upon the observance of the Primitive Rule of St. Albert in its original character of eremitical contemplative religious life.

Your support of the community in paying for traditional theology studies of this year will provide for the studies of the entire community and will allow:

-One Hermit to complete the final coursework necessary to be ordained to the sacred Priesthood this coming spring,
-Another Hermit to complete coursework to be within two years of ordination,
-Several other brothers to progress in their studies for priesthood to produce several more priests in the next six years.

We thank you for your charity or for kindly spreading the word about this worthy cause for the glory of God and the salvation of souls. May God reward you!

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The Hermits of Our Lady of Mount Carmel strive, through the grace of Christ, to imitate and be conformed to the inexhaustible adoration and contemplation of the Most Blessed Virgin Mary, to whom they are consecrated and whose Holy Habit they wear, and to emulate the example of the holy prophet St. Elias who, as a contemplative solitary, lived in the presence of the Living God (cf. III Kings 17:1). Zealous for the glory of the one true God and the sanctification and salvation of souls, their life of prayer, sacrifice, and love conforms the Hermits, through their union with Christ Crucified and the omnipotent prayer of that Great High Priest, to Christ the Saving Victim, thus interceding for the needs of all those for whom the Savior shed His Precious Blood, especially in those matters which only prayer and divine grace can remedy: "Human activities cannot help us, but only the suffering of Christ. It is my desire to share in it." (St. Teresa Benedicta of the Cross) However, in addition to the hidden influence of its prayers and sacrifices, the community’s priests offer a specific spiritual apostolate that provides possibilities of spiritual direction and preaching.

Thus, following St. Elias in his loving service to the Israel of God, the Church, the Hermits labor that God might be glorified in an ever-growing number of souls sanctified by progress in prayer and the spiritual life, consequently increasing the fruits of divine grace in their various states of life and their external responsibilities in the Church and society. “And I brought you into the land of Carmel, to eat the fruit thereof, and the best things thereof” (Jeremias 2:7).

For more information on the community, please visit our web site at:  www.eremitaednmc.org

The Hermits of Our Lady of Mount Carmel is an exempt organization as described in Section 501(c)(3) of the Internal Revenue Code. All donations are tax-deductible.
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Dear Friends,

Thanks to your generous support both online and offline, we have been able to continue classes. We still have a long way to go, so we sincerely appreciate you sharing our campaign and spreading the word to help ensure that there are faithful and well-formed priests to serve God and His Church in the next generation.

May God reward you!
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$4,525 of $27,000 goal

Raised by 42 people in 2 months
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Hermits of Our Lady of Mount Carmel
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