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Carmel in Papua New Guinea Gateway to Oceania admin Sat, 2016-06-18 00:00

Oceania is the region in between the continents of Asia and Australia, it consists of big and small island countries that stretch and spread out in the vast Pacific Ocean. These are the countries of Papua New Guinea, the Solomon Islands, Fiji and Samoan Islands,


At the General Chapter of 2007 it was agreed to unite all of Europe into one geographical area having one General Councilor responsible for the whole area. Up to this Europe was divided into North and South. The Global Plan of the General Council (2007-2013) states: “Uniting the two regions of Europe into one geographical area presents us with

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From among the projects for Africa in these 6 years that emerged from the General Chapter in 2007, we would like to present the present-day situation and that which will be realized in the following days.


As a General Councilor, I would like to continue building cooperation among Carmelites in the region, and making more contribution to the whole Order. In order to achieve this, clear and constructive communication is needed to facilitate collaboration and consolidation in the whole regional Carmelite Family.  



As Carmelites We live our life of allegiance to Jesus Christ and to serve Him faithfully with a pure heart and a clear conscience through a commitment to seek the face of the living God (the contemplative dimension of life), through prayer, through fraternity, and through service (diakonia). These three fundamental elements of the charism are not distinct and unrelated values, but closely interwoven. 

All of these we live under the protection, inspiration and guidance of Mary, Our Lady of Mount Carmel, whom we honor as "our Mother and sister."