With deep gratitude for all our friends and benefactors who support us so generously in so many ways!  We remember each of you and your intentions in our grateful prayers!

CORAL GABLES, FLORIDA, FRIENDS OF CARMEL LUNCHEON RAISED FUNDS FOR THE MINISTRIES AND APOSTOLATES OF THE CARMELITE SISTERS OF THE MOST SACRED HEART OF LOS ANGELES.

Internationally recognized Catholic speaker, Leah Darrow, was the guest speaker at  the Friends of Carmel Annual Spring Luncheon on Sunday, March 30, 2014, at the Biltmore Hotel in Coral Gables Florida.

Before her debut on the reality TV show, America’s Next Top Model, and the subsequent years as a professional model in New York City, Ms. Darrow earned a B.A. in psychology from the University of Missouri-St. Louis. As a full-time apologist and speaker for Catholic Answers from 2010-2013, she brought her experience of both reality TV and the fashion world to the masses. Ms. Darrow is currently working towards her M.A. in Theology at the Augustine Institute in Denver, Colorado.

Leah Darrow speaks to people of all ages on topics of mercy, conversion, human dignity, modesty, and chastity and dares her audience to live a life according to the Gospel of Jesus Christ. Leah is particularly inspired to share these ideas in light of Pope John Paul II’s Theology of the Body, and do her small part in the call for a New Evangelization.

Friends of Carmel is dedicated to supporting the Carmelite Sisters of the Most Sacred Heart of Los Angeles through the sharing of time, talent, treasure in their mission of fostering the spiritual life through healthcare, education and retreats Locally, the Carmelite Sisters are responsible for educating the young people of South Florida at St. Theresa Catholic School in Coral Gables and at Archbishop Coleman Carroll High School in Miami. Proceeds from the Luncheon will benefit the Carmelite Sisters and all of their services in healthcare, education and retreats.

Read more about it on Miami’s Archdiocesan website…click here.

(Feature photo from http://www.leahdarrow.com)