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Bishop António Vitalino Fernandes Dantas, O. Carm.

Bishop Antonio Vitalino was born on 3 November 1941 in Terras de Bastos (Oleiros, Parada de Gantim), in the township of Vila Verde, archdiocese of Braga.In 1957 he entered the Order of Carmel and was received in the Missionary Seminary of Falperra (Braga).He made his noviciate in Casa da Mata in Longra-Douro, Falgueiras (in the diocese of Porto), in 1960-1961.

Bishop Lucio Angelo Renna, O. Carm.

Bishop Lucio Angelo M. Renna was born on September 22, 1941 in San Pietro Vernotico, Italy.  After finishing the studies in high school, he entered the minor seminary and then the major seminary of the Carmelite Order. On December 8, 1962 he made his solemn profession and he was ordained priest in Bari on April 2, 1966.

Archbishop José Cardoso Sobrinho, O. Carm.

Bishop José was born on June 30, 1933 in Caruaru, Brazil. After finishing his minor seminary and major seminary of the Order of Carmelites, Fluminense Province he was sent to Rome for theology and doctorate and where he was ordained  a priest on April 28, 1957.

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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."