In Mainz on 3rd and 4th of May, 2016, the constituent assembly of the Research Institute of the Carmelite Province of Germany took place. The Prior Provincial, Fr. Dieter Lankes presented certificates of appointment to the director of the institute, Edeltraud Klueting PhD, T.O.Carm. and to the members of the committee, Elisabeth Hense PhD T.O.Carm (assistant director), Christine Riedl-Valder PhD, Monika Storm PhD, Prof. P. D. D. Michael Plattig O.Carm. and Bro. Andreas H. Scholten PhD, O.Carm.
According to its statutes, the purpose and aim of the institute is the "scientific investigation of the history, spirituality, charism, culture and learning of the Carmelite order". To this end, scientific projects that examine the rich cultural heritage of the Carmelite order past and present, will be initiated, accompanied and completed. Besides the editing of publications on Carmelite topics, it is planned to organize and hold different events such as symposia, conferences,