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Carmelite Silver Tea set for Sept. 21-22

SOME OF THE PRIZES that can be won at the Carmelite Silver Tea on Sept. 21-22. They include a diamond cocktail ring, a diamond necklace, an iPad Mini, a Yeti cooler, a quilt and monetary prizes of $300 and $200.

IRON MOUNTAIN — The annual Carmelite Silver Tea will be noon to 3 p.m. Saturday and Sunday, Sept. 21-22, hosted by Kingsford churches, Queen of Peace, 600 Marquette Blvd. and American Martyrs, 908 West Sagola Ave.

Raffle tickets are available at Catholic churches throughout the Marquette Diocese or at the Carmelite Monastery on the corner of M-95 and U.S. 2.

Suggested donation per ticket is $1 or six tickets for $5.

The Carmelite Monastery was founded in 1951. For about 68 years, area parish- es have taken turns organizing the annual Silver Tea fundraiser to help the nuns at the monastery, who rely on alms in addition to baking altar breads and having a small gift shop.

Just who are these Carmelite nuns? What is the meaning of their life so hidden from view?

The answer is both simple and profound — as daughters of the Blessed Virgin Mary, the Carmelite Nuns offer their lives to Jesus to pray and sacrifice for the salvation of souls, for the needs of the Holy Mother Church and especially for priests.

The Silver Tea is open to the public and all are welcome. Tea table will include sandwiches, candies, bars, coffee and tea. Craft and bake sale items, along with the sister’s famous homemade bread, will be available for sale.

Prizes this year include:

first place, a diamond cocktail ring; second place, a diamond necklace; third place, an iPad Mini 4 (128 GB); fourth place, a Yeti Roadie 20 cooler; fifth place, a quilt; sixth place, $300; seventh place, $200.

Monetary donations can be made directly to the “Monastery of the Holy Cross,” and mailed to P.O. Box 397, Iron Mountain, MI 49801, memo: Silver Tea donation.

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