Hermits of the Blessed Virgin Mary 

of Mount Carmel  


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


Br. Elias Mary of Our Lady of Mount Carmel
becomes a Novice and receives the Holy Habit of Carmel
on January 1st, 2015, the Solemnity of Mary, Mother of God
.  On this day, he receives his new name in Religion, by which he will be called henceforth.   


The Holy Habit, Belt, Holy Rosary, Wooden Novice's Cross and White Mantle

The Candidate petitions the Prior for entrance into the Novitiate

The Candidate receives the Belt of Elijah and the Holy Rosary

The Candidate is invested with the Holy Scapular of Carmel

Fr. Prior places the White Mantle upon the Candidate

The Candidate with the White Mantle

Chanting of the Veni Creator and prostration

The Prior Blesses the New Novice

The Novice kisses the altar and offers himself as a sacrifice to the Lord

The Prior gives the Paternal embrace to the new Novice

The new Novice signs the Ceremonial Document

Fr. Prior prepares the table for the festive meal




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