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Mount Carmel
Haifa

Renewing our Heritage
Carmelite Area Project

 

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For several years work has been going on in the land of Jesus at the site of the first house of the Carmelite Order.
Now we are readying the area of the historic ruins on Mount Carmel to receive pilgrims.
An ambitious project of preservation is about to commence. The drawìng above shows parts of the area designated for the work. Once prepared they will welcome you and future generations to experience the beauty, the calm of this shrine so dear to all Carmelites.

Taking up the chalienge, the Carmelite friars in Israel have begun making the Wadi-ein-es-Siah a center of prayerful welcome for the Carmelites, for Christian pilgrims and other peopie of good wili. You can be part of the effort.

The church of Mary, 'Tady of the Piace," the adjacent structures of the monastery, the caves and what remain of the celis in the Wadi are in great need of expert refurbishing, or we wili lose these religious and archaeological traces of our history.
Eíght centuries of wear anci tear with harmful erosion have affected these monuments. We must mount a project of reciamation and restoration that wili ensure long-term conservation and suitabie protection. The covers for the church and other Carmelite remains wili be designed to ensure easy viewing and adequate use.
Costs of necessary materials and professional guidance of renewal work are high. Hundreds of thousands of dollars wili be spent to preserve and prepare the site to receive its guests. Can you please help the work ahead? Send your contribution to:

WADI
Casa Generalizia
Corso d'Italia, 38
00198 Roma Italy

Make checks out to:
Carmelitani Scalzi-WADI

We appreciate the assistance you give as you coi borate with us in this complex undertaking.

Carmelite Area Project
P.O. Box 9047
31090 Haifa Israel

We now have available a videocassette that expIains our presence
and work on Mount Carmel

Albert, called by Gods favor .. to his beloved sons in Christ, B. and the other hermits under obedience to him who live on Mount Carmel near the spring... An oratory should be built as conveniently as possible among the cells, where, if it can be done without difficulty, you are to gather each morning to participate in the celebration of Mass. [The Rule of Carmel]
We are the descendants of those who felt this call, of those holy hermits on Mount Carmel who in such great solitude and contempt of the world sought this treasure, this precious pearl of contemplation [Saint Teresa of Jesus]
An ambitious project of preservation is about to commence. The drawìng above shows parts of the area designated for the work. Once prepared they will welcome you and future generations to experience the beauty, the calm of this shrine so dear to all Carmelites.

     
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Updated 02 giu 2003  by OCD General House
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