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Meeting of the Commission for Liturgy and Prayer

73/2017 – 14 – 10

The sixth meeting of the Commission for Liturgy and Prayer was held in the Curia from Thursday, September 28 until Saturday, September 30, 2017. Present for all sessions were Fathers Michael Farrugia, Procurator General and Chairman (Curia), Edmondo Caruana (Mel), Giovanni Grosso (Ita), Mario Esposito (SEL) Secretary, and Robert Pius Manik (Indo). Unable to attend was Father Giuseppe Midili (Ita) due to commitments at the Vicariate of Rome.

Electoral Chapter of the Monastery of Fontiveros, Spain

72/2017 – 07 – 10

The Elective Chapter of the Carmelite Monastery of Fontiveros, Spain, was held 5 October 2017. The following were elected:

  • Prioress:  Sr. Fátima M. de la Redención Luna Ceballos, O.Carm.
  • 1st Councilor:  Sr. M. del Pilar de la Trinidad Felipe García, O.Carm.

Electoral Chapter of the Monastery of Batu, Indonesia

70/2017 – 04 - 10
The prioress and the couniclors of the Carmelite Monastery of Batu

The Elective Chapter of the Carmelite Monastery of Batu, Indonesia, was held 24 September 2017. The following were elected:

  • Prioress:  Sr. M. Laura Inacentia Soelistiowati W, O.Carm.
  • 1st Councilor:  Sr. M. Rosa Sukatmi Rahayu Moensarip, O.Carm.


69/2017 – 03 - 10

Initium Novitiatus

  • 01-09-17 Patrick Abessolo Abena, (Ger-Cam), Efoulan, Cameroun
  • 01-09-17 Roger Boris Ava Mbida, (Ger-Cam), Efoulan, Cameroun
  • 01-09-17 Villier Gnintedem Tafouo, (Ger-Cam), Efoulan, Cameroun
  • 01-09-17 Dieudonné Sawadogo (Baet-Bur), Efoulan, Cameroun
  • 01-09-17 Innocent Sanou (Baet-Bur), Efoulan, Cameroun

Chapter of the General Commissariat of Paraná

68/2017 – 27 – 09

During the Chapter of the General Commissariat of Paraná held on 25-29 September 2017 were elected:

  • Commissary General:  Fr. Ivaní Pinheiro Ribeiro, O.Carm.
  • First Councilor:  Fr. Claudemir Rozin, O.Carm.

An International Marian Congress

67/2017 – 19 – 09
Fr. Fernando Millán Romeral, O.Carm and Fr. Saverio Cannistrà, OCD

From the 15th to the 17th of September, just gone by, an International Marian Congress, organised by the Carmelites (O.Carm. and OCD) took place at the Domus Carmeli in Fatima, to mark the first centenary of the Fatima apparitions. The title of the congress was “Maria, Mae do Carmelo” (Mary, the Mother of Carmel). The participants included the two general leaders, Fernando Millán Romeral, O.Carm. and Saverio Cannistrà, OCD, along with several Carmelites, (lay and religious) from Spain and Portugal and representatives of other countries also.

A Meeting of the General Council

66/2017 – 16 – 09
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The most recent meeting of the General Council took place from the 29th of August to the 8th of September. In addition to the various items of ordinary administration, and to hearing the reports of the General Councillors, the members began to reflect on the 2019 General Chapter. As a result of some extensive discernment and fraternal exchange the Council decided upon the theme of the General Chapter, as follows:

Electoral Chapter of the Monastery of Ntra. Sra. de la Asunción, Huesca, Spain

65/2017 – 06 – 09

The Elective Chapter of the Carmelite Monastery of Ntra. Sra. de la Asunción, Huesca, Spain, was held 1 September 2017. The following were elected:

  • Prioress:  Sr. M. Inés Nthenya Nzyuko, O.Carm.
  • 1st Councilor:  Sr. M. Carmen Ibarra Lorea, O.Carm.

Causa Nostrae Laetitiae - Augustus 2017

64/2017 – 01 - 09

Professio Temporanea
20-08-17 Roberto Mejia (PCM), Washington DC, USA

Professio Solemnis
06-08-17 Valentino Untung Polo Maing (Indo), Maumere, Flores, Indonesia
06-08-17 Wilfrid Abdon Taa (Indo), Maumere, Flores, Indonesia
06-08-17 Viktorius Sesarius Gebo (Indo), Maumere, Flores, Indonesia


63/2017 – 28 – 08

Sr. M. Antonietta Nobile, (OST)



Ortus: 01-01-28
P. Temp.: 27-11-52
P. Soll.: 28-11-55

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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." 


by Dr. Radut