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Lecio Divina November


Pope's Prayer Intentions

Universal: Dialogue - That we may be open to personal encounter and dialogue with all, even those whose convictions differ from our own.

Evangelization: Pastors - That pastors of the Church, with profound love for their flocks, may accompany them and enliven their hope.

Lectio Divina November - Noviembre - Novembre 2015

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"Lectio Divina", a Latin term, means "divine reading" and describes a way of reading the Scriptures whereby we gradually let go of our own agenda and open ourselves to what God wants to say to us. In the 12th century, a Carthusian monk called Guigo, described the stages which he saw as essential to the practice of Lectio Divina. There are various ways of practicing Lectio Divina either individually or in groups but Guigo's description remains fundamental.

Carmelite History and Spirituality

On the 500th anniversary of St. Teresa of Avila's birth, Pope Francis praised the Spanish mystic and reformer for her witness of self-gift to God, as well as her particular relevance during this Year of Consecrated Life.


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Agenda and Activities of the General Council in 2015

For privacy reason, names of the General Council are not allowed to put in the agenda. For more information about the agenda and activities of the General Council, please contact the secretarial office of the Curia Generalizia dei Carmelitani.


January 2015



Assembly of the Delegation Titus Brandsma - Colombia



Assembly of the Provincial Commissariat of  Peru



Meeting and Fraternal visit of General Delegation of India



Meeting of the Superiors and formators of the Africa



Committee for Youth - Europe



Financial Review



Assembly of the Provincial Commissariat of  Bolivia


February 2015



Fraternal visit to the Province of St. Thomas - India



Meeting of the superiors and treasurers of the Americas



Canonical Visitation of the Carmelite Nuns in Indonesia



Retreat for the Carmelite Nuns of the Monastery of Mount Carmel



Council  on Cohabitation - Focene



Fraternal visit and Meeting of the Francophone Region of Africa



Plenary Council - Rome


March 2015



Plenary Council - Rome



Meeting of the General Commission of Finance - Rome, Italy



Congress of Lay Carmelite in Asia, Australia and Oceania - Philippines



Conference on Saint Teresa of Avila - Rome



Canonical Visitation - Portugal



Meeting of the Little Flower Society - Horsham, England


April 2015



Provincial Chapter of the Malta Province



Meeting of the Restructuring Commission of Culture - Rome



Regional Meeting of Europe - Cracovia



Assembly of the Superiors General (USG) - Rome



Canonical Visitation  of the Catalonia Province



Meeting of the General Commission for Laity - Rome



Meeting of the General Commission for Liturgy and Prayer


May 2015



Chapter of the General Commissariat of La Bruna



Provincial Chapter of the Poland Province



Meeting of the Formation Commission



Provincial Chapter of the German Province


Chapter of the Monastery of Aracena

June 2015


Provincial Chapter of the Italian Province

07 – 28

Fraternal Visit to East Timor

09 - 12

Provincial Chapter of the Province St. Elias, Sel

15 – 20

General Commission of Justice and Peace (Rome)

21 - 26

Provincial Chapter of the Province of Ireland

22 – 24

Meeting of the Carmelite NGO

28 - 02/7

Symposium on St. Teresa  in  Mundelein - USA

July 2015

03 - 11

Plenary Council

12 – 15

Meeting of the Carmelite Schools Task Force (Barcelona)

13 - 14

Anniversary of the IV Centenary of the Monastery of Zaragoza


Anniversary of the Centenary of the TOC - Sevilla

27 - 01/8

Provincial Chapter of the Indonesian Province

27 – 09/8

Formation Course  for  Students and Formator of the Americas

August 2015

03 – 06

Fraternal visit to the mission of Papua New Guinea


Meeting of the Editorial Board "Carmel in the world" (Netherlands)

17 - 27

Fraternal visit to the Province of Australia and Timor Este

18 - 23

Meeting of the Awakening Project (S. Felice del Benaco)

28 – 14/9

Fraternal visit to the Province of the Philippines

September 2015

05 – 09

Canonical Visit to the Delegation of Bohemia and Moravia


Assembly of the Delegation of Bohemia and Moravia

11 – 13

General Commission for Evangelization and Mission (Rome)


Regional Meeting of Italy-Malta

16 -18

Meeting of European Provincials - CISA

25 - 27

Meeting of the Lay Carmelites of the Province PCM - in Atlanta


Feast and Celebration of The Society of the Little Flower in Aylesford

October 2015

01 – 16

Plenary Council

26 – 31

IV Meeting of Alacar in El Salvador

26 – 29

Canonical Visit to the Neapolitan Province

November 2015

03 – 07

Canonical visit to the Commissariat of Portugal

03 - 08

International Meeting of Provincial Treasurers (Fatima)

11 – 28

General Assembly of Missionary Family of the Donum Dei (FMDD)

12 – 13

Seminar on Textos para un Milenio”

15 - 22

Meeting of Permanent formation of  Asia, Aust. Oc.

16 – 20

Fraternal Visit to the Monastery of Western Andalusia

16 – 18

General Commission of Revision of the Constitutions (CISA)

25 – 27

Assembly of General Superiors (USG)


December 2015

01 – 15

Plenary Council




P. Ferdinando Sorrentino, (Brun)


Ortus: 14-03-23
P. Temp.: 01-11-39
P. Soll.: 05-03-44
Ord.: 05-03-47

Sr. M. Mercedes Toribio Escobar, (COR)


Ortus: 30-05-26
P. Temp.: 24-05-64
P. Soll.: 24-05-67

P. Daniel Carroll, (PCM)


Ortus: 06-04-34
P. Temp.: 26-08-54
P. Soll.: 26-08-57
Ord.: 28-05-60

Sr. M. Pilar Ruiz Martínez, (Cam)


Ortus: 29-11-30
P. Temp.: 12-10-54
P. Soll.: 12-10-57



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