The history of the Order of Carmel overflows with the presence of the Virgin Mary. It began with the presence of the Virgin Mary, on Mount Carmel where the first hermits dedicated to her a little chapel. (Const. 3:54)
By choosing the Blessed Virgin Mary as Mother and Patroness, the Carmelite Order places itself under her protection, and it takes the mystery of her life and her union with Christ as its ideal model of consecration. (Const 1:2)
Mary's presence among her daughters and sisters pervades the entire Carmelite vocation. It imparts a special Marian tone to their contemplation, sisterhood, evangelical self-denial, and apostolic spirit. (Const. 3:53)
Carmelite Monastery 4300 Mt. Carmel Dr. NE Ada (Parnell) Michigan 49301
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in our daily prayers and sacrifices.
Our Monastery is located about 20 miles northeast of Grand Rapids, Michigan in a small rural area called Parnell.We arejust west of the historicSt. Patrick'sChurch with its tallsteeple, which we can see illuminated at night from our monastery.
April 6, 2016 --- Mass of thanksgiving for our first 100 years in the Diocese:
Ten priests concelebrated in our Carmelite Monastery Chapel with our Bishop David Walkowiak