Sister Mary Joseph, Provincial Superior of the Carmelites of the Divine Heart of Jesus (pictured to Archbishop Burke’s immediate left, above), was kind enough to send me these photos from the jubilee Mass celebrated last Saturday by His Grace, Archbishop Raymond L. Burke, Prefect of the Apostolic Signatura.
The photos were beautifully taken by Jerry Naunheim. All of the photos can be enlarged by clicking on them, some greatly so. All photos are protected by copyright to Jerry Naunheim.
The photo above shows the Carmelite DCJ sisters with the beaming smiles one of my readers asked about. What I love about the above photo is that it captures something fairly rare in a religious order. We are used to seeing established orders of sisters with older members in dwindling numbers, and not many new sisters to take their place. We are also becoming more familiar with newer, more traditional orders with lots of young nuns. These Carmelites are special in that they are an established order with older sisters, yet also with lots of young sisters, too. This is a great sign of the dynamism and orthodoxy of this order, and points out that such a constant renewal is possible across the spectrum of religious orders so long as they are true to the faith, and to their founding charism.
Archbishop Burke with Deacon Ochoa (in cassock and surplice) of the Archdiocese as Master of Ceremonies– I left my program at home and so will have to fill in the names of the other ministers later today, unless a reader can help me out. Mea culpa!
Incensing the altar.