"Carmel's Journey to the Frontiers"

Thursday, October 23 thru Saturday, October 25, 2014 Leavenworth, Kansas

Wednesday, October 22nd

Arrival and Check-In Anytime after 3pm. Marriott Fairfield Inn, Leavenworth, Kansas
Gathering with Potus and Refreshments 5pm - 7pm Saint Joseph's Priory
Night Prayer (Compline) 8pm St. Joseph's Church, Leavenworth
Introducing a new setting of the "Flos Carmeli" by Paulist Father Ricky Manalo

Thursday, October 23rd

Reenactment of the 1864 arrival of the first Carmelites 8:30am From Riverfront Park, Leavenworth to the Old Cathedral of the Immaculate Conception, Leavenworth
Opening Mass
Archbishop Joseph Naumann, presiding
10am Church of the Immaculate Conception, Leavenworth
KEYNOTE: "Carmel’s Frontier Experience" by Father David McEvoy, O.Carm. 11:30am Bishop Miege Hall of Immaculate Conception
Lunch and Afternoon Break 12:30pm Bishop Miege Hall
Sesquicentennial Banquet 5pm The Schwinn Barn
KEYNOTE: "Carmelite Spirituality for the 21st Century: Saint Therese and the Spirituality of Non-Violence” by Brother Joseph Schmidt, FSC 7:30pm Church of the Immaculate Conception
Meet-and-Greet reception 9pm Bishop Miege Hall

Friday, October 24th

Coach Bus Trip to Scipio, Kansas 8:00am Departing from Marriott Fairfield Inn
Church and Priory Tour along with light Refreshments 10am Saint Boniface Priory, Scipio
KEYNOTE: "General Perspectives on the American Carmel" by Priors General Fernando Millán, Joseph Chalmers and Falco Thuis 10:30am Saint Boniface Church, Scipio
Lunch Noon A farm style lunch hosted by the parishioners of Saint Boniface and Saint Therese Parishes
Visit to the gravesite of Cyril Knoll, O.Carm., founder 1:15pm Saint Boniface Cemetery
Most Rev. Fernando Millán, presiding
2pm Saint Boniface Church
Coach Bus Trip return 3pm  
IN CONCERT: Chanticleer     a collection of Sacred Hymns entitled Le Mystere 7:30pm Saint Joseph's Church, Leavenworth
http://www.chanticleer.org/ Purchase Tickets
Meet-and-Greet reception 9pm Leonard Kinzler Hall of Saint Joseph's

Saturday, October 25th

KEYNOTE: "The Church in a Changing World: Carmel's New Frontier"
By John Allen, Jr.
RESPONSE: "Challenges for Carmel" by Carmelite Sisters and Brothers in Initial Formation
9am June's Northland Restaurant, Leavenworth
'Communion Breakfast' presentation given during brunch
http://junescottage.com/northland/ Purchase Tickets
CLOSING MASS     V. Rev. William Harry, O.Carm.    Prior Procincial, presiding 11:30am Saint Joseph’s Church
Closing Remarks, departures 1:00pm  

All locations in Leavenworth are in walking distance from each other, but shuttle service will be provided for all participants.


There is a $500 fee for the Sesquicentennial Symposium. This includes hotel accommodations, all dining and refreshments, the concert and shuttles to all events, as well as the events themselves.

There are full 'scholarships' available for Sisters (vowed Carmelite women religious) which includes the Symposium Fee plus air travel to the Symposium. Details are found on the Registration Form.

There are full 'scholarships' available for Carmelite students (Carmelite men in initial formation) which includes the Symposium Fee plus air travel to the Symposium. Details are found on the Registration Form.

The airport code for Kansas City International Airport (20 minutes from Leavenworth) is MCI.

Public Events

The following events are not limited to those who register for the full Symposium (i.e. public events)::

* Friday's Concert and Saturday's Keynote together (cost: $60 per person)


Answers to most of your questions about registration, scholarships, and payments can be found at Frequently Asked Questions

To begin registering for the Sesquicentennial Symposium, please click here: Registration Form


If you have any questions, please contact Fr. Gregory Houck, O.Carm. at gregoryhouck@gmail.com

Flos Carmeli by Fr. Ricky Manalo, CSP

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