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of Mount Carmel  

 

As the Lord of hosts lives, whom I serve..."        1 Kings 18:15

 

St. Albert of Trapani

August 7

Born in Trapani, Sicily, during the 13th century, Albert was distinguished for his dedication to preaching and by his reputation for working miracles. In 1280 and 1289, he was in Trapani and afterwards in Messina. In 1296 he was appointed Provincial of the Carmelite Province of Sicily. He was known especially for his great desire to lead a holy life and for prayer. He died in Messina, probably in 1307. He was the first saint whose cult spread throughout the Carmelite Order and, as a result, he is considered its patron and protector or "father", a title he shared with the other saint of his time, Angelus of Sicily. In the 16th century it was decided that every Carmelite church should have an altar dedicated to him. Among the many with a devotion to this saint were Saint Teresa of Jesus and Saint Mary Magdalene de' Pazzi.

 

 

Duncan Stroik designs Hermitage Chapel

 The Carmelite Hermits had heard of Stroik's commitment to traditional architecture and inquired about  drawing up a plan that would emphasize the community's devotion to Our Lady of Mount Carmel. The result was the above design with a basilica-format interior and an exterior inspired by the classical tradition. The community is searching for donations to bring the 200-seat, 7,000-square-foot chapel to life. 

 

To Donate towards the New Chapel

 

 

Latin Mass
Novus Ordo
 Sung with Gregorian Chant
Sunday 9:00 am

 

 

 

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