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Solemnity of St. Elijah the Prophet, Father of All Carmelites
20 July 2012



The prophet Elijah is regarded by Carmelites as their spiritual ancestor, and the inspiration of the Carmelite way of life. We read about his life and witness in the Bible's Books of the Kings.

Across the world Carmelites will celebrate 20th July as a Solemnity in honour of the "Father of All Carmelites". Each community of the British Province will have its own form of celebration.


Public liturgies celebrating the Solemnity of Elijah are held at the following communities of friars: