Our Summer in Review

We’ve been away from the cyber-scene for too long, but don’t worry, we’re still here … praying for you! We have posted some glimpses into our “boring” life from the last few months behind the walls of our Carmel. We hope you enjoy! (Click on the picture to enlarge)   The end of June Corn-shucking at recreation, compliments of our …

Mass Times Update

To our daily Mass-goers here at Little Rock Carmel, please see our latest updates for the fall Mass schedule. We are getting close to the end our our novena to St. Therese of Lisieux, and will celebrate her feast day very soon, on October 1st. We will have the “Blessing of Roses” Mass on Sunday, September 30th at our usual …

Thank You, Dear Lady of Mount Carmel

We had a wonderful nine days of prayer in honor of Our Lady of Mount Carmel and a joy-filled celebration of her feast day on July 16th! Thanks to our Novena preacher Fr. Terence Cyr, O.Carm. and all who participated to make this one of the best gatherings of prayer our little chapel has seen. Bishop Anthony B. Taylor of …

Prayer of Scapular Devotees

In his homily last night at the Novena Mass in honor of Our Lady of Mount Carmel Fr. Terence Cyr, O.Carm. shared with us a beautiful prayer that is very special to him. Here it is: O most blessed and Immaculate Virgin, Ornament and Splendour of Carmel, thou who regards with an eye of special kindness those who wear thy …

What Makes This Novena So Special?

Is this Novena to Our Lady of Mount Carmel special? As you may already know, our Carmel invites you to pray four novenas with us each year:  St. Joseph, Our Lady of Mount Carmel, Sts. Teresa of Jesus and Therese of Lisieux, and Christmas. These four times a year we send our “News” Bulletin along with the prayers for the …

Novena Continues: “The Lady of the Place”

We are in the midst of the Novena in honor of Our Lady of Mount Carmel with inspiring reflections from Father Terence Cyr, O.Carm. One of the themes he has offered us so far is to consider Mary as the first Carmelite hermits did back in the early 1200s on Mount Carmel. Before using the title of Mary in reference …

Upcoming Novena to Our Lady of Mount Carmel

Our public Novena to Our Lady of Mount Carmel is coming up July 8th through the 16th. Detailed information can be seen here on the flyer, including the participating parishes each night.  Please, if you are in the area, consider making the whole novena if you can, by joining us in our chapel each night for holy mass and a …

Beatification of a Carmelite Nun

We are happy to share the good news with you that one of our very own “little sisters” in Carmel is on her way to sainthood, and today is being beatified in her home country of Paraguay! Blessed María Felicia Guggiari Echeverria Also known as María Felicia of Jesus in the Blessed Sacrament María Guggiari y Echeverría Chiquitunga – her …

Springtime in the Monastery

Here are some updates from the last few weeks here in our Carmel.  We hope all of you have had a beautiful Spring and Easter Season! The day after Divine Mercy Sunday was the Solemnity of the Annunciation. “Be it done unto me according to your Word.”  Our Lady of Solitude in the cloister garden. Spring brought prolonged cool weather …

Mass Announcement

Dear daily Mass-goers to our Monastery Chapel, We will not have public Mass on Tuesday, May 8th.  We will be having Mass with the Catholic High senior class that day, as we recently had our annual Mass with the seniors of Mount St. Mary’s Academy here in our chapel. We always have a special time visiting with both groups, which …