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Appointments of the Prior General with his Council

During the last Plenary Session of the General Council the Prior General with his Council has appointed for the General Delegation of Kenya (with ...

Carmelite General Commission for Justice, Peace and Integrity of Creation

The General Commission for Justice, Peace and Integrity of Creation met for its last session of the sessennium from 6-11 May 2019. Since its ...

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An Easter Reflection

On Easter day and throughout the Easter season we celebrate the most important of Christian feasts.  We celebrate the day on which God through the power of the Spirit raised Jesus from the dead.  This

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News from the Office of the Postulator General

On March 30, 2019, the mortal remains of the Servant of God Fr. Elia Carbonaro O.Carm. (1883-1973) were moved to the chapel of St. Albert in the ...

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TODAY'S CARMELITE LITURGY

St. Joachina de Vedruna, Religious (mf)

Saint Joachina was born on 16th April 1783 in Barcelona, Spain. She married Theodore de Mas in 1799 but was widowed in 1816. She brought up nine children with loving care. In 1826, guided by the Holy Spirit, she founded the Congregation of Carmelite Sisters of Charity

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The stations of the Cross and Lenten reflections

Lectio Divina: John 15:1-8

Easter Season

1) Opening prayer

Lord our God, loving Father,
You have given us Your Son Jesus Christ
as the true vine of life
and our source of strength.

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Lectio Divina: John 15:9-11
Lectio Divina: John 15:12-17
Lectio Divina: John 15:18-21
Lectio Divina: 6th Sunday of Easter (C)
Lectio Divina: John 15:26 - 16:4a
Lectio Divina: John 16:5-11
Lectio Divina: John 16:12-15

NEWS FROM THE GENERAL COMMISSION:

Carmelite General Commission for Justice, Peace and Integrity of Creation

The General Commission for Justice, Peace and Integrity of Creation met for its last session of the sessennium from 6-11 May 2019. Since its composition in 2014 it has been seized with the task of promoting the formation, development and animation of JPIC structures in the whole Carmelite Family. Over the course of the past five years the General Commission has been working towards the publication of a Carmelite JPIC Handbook. At the end of our latest meeting we presented the Prior General, Fr Fernando Millan Romeral, O.Carm., with a copy of the handbook entitled "From Contemplation to Action:

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CARMELITE HISTORY AND SPIRITUALITY

  • Welcome!


    Message from the Prior General


    Dear friends of Carmel,

    Firstly, I want to welcome those of you who are visiting this website of the Carmelite Order. New technologies offer us the possibility to get mountains of information. The website of the Carmelite Order actually wants to do more, it wants to provide you with a space for reflection, a space to be in contact with spirituality, with tradition and with the charism of Carmel, a place of encounter among all the members of the Carmelite Family: friars, nuns, religious sisters, lay people, Carmelite youth, and everyone who, for one reason or another, is interested in the spiritual world of Carmel.
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  • The Carmelites


    The Carmelites? Who are we?

    ROOT

    The Holy Land, Mount Carmel to be exact. A mountain celebrated for its sheer beauty. Stretching out into the deep blue of the Mediterranean Sea Mount Carmel in the springtime of the year is a glow with the vivacious colouring of flowering shrubs and plants. A symbol for the beauty of Mary. On that mountain the first Carmelites came together, a unique group. Laymen, most of them, living as hermits in community. They took as their model one who appealed to many monks in the West, the Prophet Elijah.

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