News & Views from Hiddenbrooke

February 12, 2020

In Saranac Lake where I lived for many years, February was celebrated with Winter Carnival and the construction of an Ice Palace. After accumulated snow was cleared, the work of cutting blocks of ice from the frozen lake began. The local folks joined hands with inm...

The liturgical season of Christmas ends abruptly after the feast of Jesus’ baptism. We seem to fast forward from the birth of Christ to the beginning of Jesus’ public life.  For some, the Church does not allow enough time to celebrate Christmas.  Others are eager t...

November 15, 2019

With joy and gratitude sisters greeted the morning of August 24, 2000, the foundation day of the Carmel of the Incarnation, a new community established from the union of the Carmelite communities of Barre, VT, Saranac Lake, NY, and Beacon, NY.  During the month of...

July 9, 2019

We invite you to join us in celebration of the Feast of Our Lady of Mount Carmel at

Monastery of the Incarnation
Tuesday, July 16, 2019

Eucharistic Liturgy in Honor of

Our Lady of Mt. Carmel
10:00 a.m.

Celebrant and Homilist
Very Rev. Mario Esposito, O.Carm.

Prior Pr...

February 26, 2019

Each day from any window in our monastery, I can enjoy breathtaking natural beauty.  From year to year subtle changes in the landscape easily go unnoticed.  However, last spring the landscape changed dramatically due to the Macro Burst that swept through sections o...

October 25, 2018

In Pope Francis’ Encyclical Letter, Laudato Si’, we read of the interconnectedness of all creation. It’s as if an invisible thread joins the outer reaches of the universe to the joys and sorrows of each human heart. The ripple effect on a pond when a gentle breeze,...

July 10, 2018

We invite you to join us in celebration of the Feast of Our Lady of Mount Carmel

Monday, July 16, 2018


Eucharistic Liturgy
in Honor of Our Lady
of Mt. Carmel

10:00 a.m.

Celebrant and Homilist
Very Rev. Michael Kissane, O.Carm.

Please RSVP if you plan to attend...

On the afternoon of May 15 just moments after receiving a tornado alert, a Macroburst storm with 105 mph winds swept through our area. Unlike a tornado, Macroburst winds are straight line, cutting a path 3 miles wide and 8 miles long. The storm toppled and uprooted...

“Veni Creator Spiritus”

“Come Creator Spirit”

The opening words of Genesis, “The earth was a formless void. Darkness was over the surface of the deep. The Spirit of God hovered over the waters” never fail to evoke stirrings of new life in me, making my heart leap wit...

March 27, 2018

At the ninth hour, Jesus cried with a loud voice:

 “Eloi, Eloi, lama sabachthani?” which means, “My God, my God, why have you forsaken me?” (Mark 15:34) 

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