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Carmel responds to Covid-19


Today people feel a helplessness that they have never felt before. In the face of a virus that spreads rapidly and has led to the death of many thousands of people throughout the world, we are caught between fear and hope, given that along with those who have died, an even greater number have been cured. The General Curia, by means of this website, wishes to offer a space that will help people to pray, for themselves and for the people they love.

1) We offer a daily Lectio divina: a prayerful reading of the Word of God,
2) Links to websites: streaming the celebration of the Eucharist on Sundays and weekdays,
3) A reflection corner: casting a Carmelite eye over all that is happening and bring to peoples’ attention some areas that we risk neglecting in the desire to deal with the frontline of the pandemic.


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Lectio Divina for November 2020

Dear brothers and sisters in Christ.

Thank you for following our Lectio Divina. It is challenging for us to keep our faith when trials, persecution ...

Electoral Chapter of the Monastery of Zaragoza, Spain

The Elective Chapter of the Carmelite Monastery of Zaragoza, Spain, was held 15 October 2020. The following were elected:

  • Prioress:  Sr. Elena ...
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Electoral Chapter of the Monastery of Fontiveros, Spain

The Elective Chapter of the Carmelite Monastery of Fontiveros, Spain, was held 5 October 2020. The following were elected:

  • Prioress:  Sr. M. del ...
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A Meeting of the International Secretariat for the Carmelite Laity

On the 19 September, the members of the International Secretariat for the Carmelite Laity met for the first time through the Zoom online platform. The ...

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Lectio Divina: Luke 14:1,7-11

Ordinary Time

1) Opening prayer

Almighty and ever-living God,
strengthen our faith, hope and love.
May we do with loving hearts
what you ask of us
and come to share the life you promise.
We ask this through our Lord Jesus Christ, your Son,
who lives and reigns with you and the Holy Spirit,
one God, for ever and ever. Amen.

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  • Welcome!

    Message from the Prior General

    Dear Readers of this Website,

    Communication is such an important part of our lives and of our faith. It is at the heart of our relationship with God, and therefore, with one another. Good communication helps to build up the body of humanity. It is for this reason that I am happy to greet each one of you as readers of this website, the official website of our Order, and to express the wish that we may all be good readers and good communicators.
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  • The Carmelites

    The Carmelites? Who are we?


    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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