Request For Prayers During November For Souls In Purgatory 2017

send all request for prayers during November for Souls in Purgatory to Our Lady of Mount Carmel Church 1730 N. Stillwell Rd. 40107 Boston, Kentucky or e-mail you will receive a reply stating names have been placed on altar. 

Angel freeing Souls in Purgatory

   The Western tradition identifies the general custom of praying for the dead dating as far back as 2 Maccabees 12:42-46. The custom of setting apart a special day for intercession for certain of the faithful on November 2 was first established by St. Odilo of Cluny (d. 1048) at his abbey of Cluny in 998.  From Cluny the custom spread to the other houses of the Cluniac order, which became the largest and most extensive network of monasteries in Europe. The celebration was soon adopted in several dioceses in France, and spread throughout the Western Church. It was accepted in Rome only in the fourteenth century. While 2 November remained the liturgical celebration, in time the entire month of November became associated in the Western Catholic tradition with prayer for the departed; lists of names of those to be remembered being placed in the proximity of the altar on which the sacrifice of the mass is offered.

   The legend connected with its foundation is given by Peter Damiani in his Life of St Odilo: a pilgrim returning from the Holy Land was cast by a storm on a desolate island. A hermit living there told him that amid the rocks was a chasm communicating with purgatory, from which perpetually rose the groans of tortured souls. The hermit also claimed he had heard the demons complaining of the efficacy of the prayers of the faithful, and especially the monks of Cluny, in rescuing their victims. Upon returning home, the pilgrim hastened to inform the abbot of Cluny, who then set 2 November as a day of intercession on the part of his community for all the souls in Purgatory.



Rev. Father Methodios, traditional priest from Tuticorin passed away yesterday night when he was in sleeping, please pray for his soul,

Tuticorin Tamil Nadu in South India


Cost per retreat is donation for what you can afford to give, or nothing for those who cannot afford.

Women’s  Retreat September 25th through 30th.

Men’s Retreat October 2nd through 7th.

If you’re planning on arriving at an earlier date, please email or call 602-469-4469.

Retreat Location

1730 N. Stillwell Rd.
Boston, KY  40107

We are not able to accommodate special diets.   No retreatants are allowed to cook for the priests or the seminarians.  Not at all.  Retreatants are not allowed to cook for the priests or seminarians.  It is a silent retreat.   No cooking for the priests or seminarians.

Start time is 12 pm Monday for both retreats in Boston, KY.
The airport to fly into for the Boston, KY retreat is Louisville International Airport.
There will be transportation to and from the airport at the Boston, KY retreats.

There will not be transportation for those that schedule their flights before the retreat ends. Flights should be scheduled for no earlier than 2 hours after end of retreat.
In Boston, KY, the retreatants will be able to stay at the seminary beginning the Sunday before the retreats begin until Saturday night following the retreats end.

Age limit for attending this retreat is 18 years old

You may bring your own copy of: Spiritual Exercises of St. Ignatius of Loyola

Imitation of Christ If you do not have them, one will be furnished.