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Meeting of the Commission for Liturgy and Prayer

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The Fifth meeting of the Commission for Liturgy and Prayer was held at the Curia on February 2-3, 2017. Present were Frs Michael Farrugia, Procurator General, Giovanni Grosso (Ita), Edmondo Caruana (Mel), Pius Robert Manik (Indo) and Mario Esposito (SEL), Secretary. Fr Giuseppe Midili (Ita) was absent due to illness. As our former Chairman is now Bishop Francisco de Sales Alencar in Brazil, Fr Michael Farrugia was asked by the General Council to continue as the Acting Chairman of the Commission.

Electoral Chapter of the Monastery of Cerreto, Italy


The Elective Chapter of the Carmelite Monastery of Cerreto, Italy, was held 2 February 2017. The following were elected:

  • Prioress:  Sr. M. Miriam Tamiano, O.Carm.
  • 1st Councilor:   Sr. M. Joseph Lumicisi, O.Carm.

Causa Nostrae Laetitiae - Ianuarius 2017


Initium Novitiatus

  • 08-01-17 Veronica De Simoni (BIE), Biella, Italia
  • 13-01-17 Santos Antonlino Méndez Ramírez (PCM-ElSal), Lurin, Peru
  • 13-01-17 Henry Mauricio (PCM-ElSal), Lurin, Peru
  • 13-01-17 Daniel Ulises Gonzalez Cabrera (PCM-ElSal), Lurin, Peru

Vitam Coelo Reddiderunt


Fr. Lambertus Ponidjo Purwoko Hadi, (Indo)

Ortus: 26-09-48
P. Temp.: 16-07-81
P. Soll.: 16-07-86

P. Gijs Megens, (Neer)

Ortus: 10-11-28

Third Conference on Contemplation in the Carmelite Tradition

Third Conference on Contemplation in the Carmelite Tradition

23 – 25 January 2017 scholars gathered at Centro Internazionale Sant’Alberto (CISA) in Rome for the third conference on ‘Contemplation in the Carmelite Tradition’, organised by the Institutum Carmelitanum.

Provincial Chapter of the Province of Rio de Janeiro

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During the Provincial Chapter of the Province of Rio de Janeiro held on 23-27 January 2017 were elected:

  • Prior Provincial:  Fr. Evaldo Xavier Gomes, O.Carm.
  • First Councilor:  Fr. Adailson Quintino dos Santos, O.Carm.
  • Second Councilor:  Fr. Fernando Bezerra, O.Carm.

European Vocations Promoters Meet in Rome


A gathering of Vocations Directors of the European Geographical Area took place in Rome from January 20th-22nd 2017. This was in line with the Global Plan of the General Council (2013-2019) in its statement on Europe. The meeting was chaired by Fr. John Keating, O.Carm., Councilor General for Europe, and each day began with an input from a speaker. Fr. Míceál O’Neill, O.Carm.,

News from the Office of the Postulator


On the 2nd of February at 05.00 p.m. in the Church of Santa Maria Annunziata in Mdina (Malta), in the presence of the Archbishop of Malta, Charles J. Scicluna, a ceremony will take place that will mark the solemn opening of the diocesan inquiry into the signs, virtue, and reputation for holiness of the Servant of God, Fr. Avertan Fenech, O.Carm. who died in the odour of sanctity on the 1st of November, 1943.

Activities of the Prior General


From the 14th to the 16th of October, the Prior General, Fernando Millán Romeral, O.Carm., took part in the meeting of the General Superiors of the Carmelite Congregations of women affiliated to the Order, which was held in Focene,

Causa Nostrae Laetitiae - December 2016


Initium Novitiatus

  • 02-12-16 Bonifacio Braganca Lopes (Aust), Hera, Timor Leste
  • 02-12-16 Celestino Soares (Aust), Hera, Timor Leste
  • 02-12-16 Domingos Nautus Quefi (Aust), Hera, Timor Leste
  • 02-12-16 Elias Soares Sin (Aust), Hera, Timor Leste
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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.


by Dr. Radut