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Electoral Chapter of the Monastery of Moncorvo, Portugal

83/2017 – 16 – 11

The Elective Chapter of the Carmelite Monastery of Moncorvo, Portugal, was held 6 November 2017. The following were elected:

  • Prioress:  Sr. M. Imaculada Conceição Nevado, O.Carm.

Appointment of adjunct secretary of the Pontifical Council for Legislative Texts

82/2017 – 11 – 11
Msgr. Filippo Iannone, O. Carm

The Holy Father, Pope Francis, has appointed today as adjunct secretary of the Pontifical Council for Legislative Texts H.E. Msgr. Filippo Iannone, O. Carm, archbishop-bishop Emeritus of Sora-Aquino-Pontecorvo, currently vicegerent of Rome.

The Second Congress of Carmelite Schools

81/2017 11 -11
The Second Congress of the Carmelite Schools

From the 5th to the 10th of November, 2017, the Second International Congress of Carmelite Schools took place in Rome. The congress was organised by the General Commission for this area under the presidency of Fr. Raúl Maraví Cabrera, O.Carm. The first congress took place in Dublin in 2010, to mark the 150th anniversary of the founding of the first Carmelite college in modern times, namely, Terenure College.

A Meeting of the General Commission for Carmelite Laity

80/2017 – 09 – 11
The members of the General Carmelite Laity Commission

From October 26th to 31st 2017, the members of the General Carmelite Laity Commission gathered  in the General Curia in Rome. The group worked on two main agendas: Firstly, the revision of the final draft of the formation manual for the TOC and Carmelite Laity.

The Activities of the Prior General

79/2017 – 07 – 11
Fr. Fernando - Bishop Aldo Cavalli and Fr. Falco

On the 1st of October, the Prior General, Fernando Millán Romeral, O.Carm., led the solemn celebration of the Eucharist at the basilica of Our Lady of Mount Carmel (Recife, Pernambuco, Brazil), during which seven members of the Carmelite Province of Pernambuco made their solemn profession. The provincial chapter began the next day.  (citoc 71/2017).

Students gathering in Asia

78/2017 – 06 – 11
Students gathering in Asia - 2017

On behalf of the General Formation Commission, Fr. Noel Rosas, O.Carm., the Administrative Secretary of the Commission went to India to attend in the geographical area student friars gathering. This biannual international formation program took place in Carmel Bhavan, Karukutty - Kerala, a retreat house owned by St. Thomas Province of India, from October 22 to 28, 2017.


77/2017 – 03 - 11

Initium Novitiatus

  • 14-08-17 Maximus Labut Era (Indo), Maumere, Flores, Indonesia
  • 14-08-17 Christian Emanuel Sudarmadi (Indo), Maumere, Flores, Indonesia
  • 14-08-17 Konstantinus Lalu  (Indo), Maumere, Flores, Indonesia
  • 14-08-17 Yakobus Raytena  (Indo), Maumere, Flores, Indonesia
  • 14-08-17 Adrianus Andi Bulu (Indo), Maumere, Flores, Indonesia

Electoral Chapter of the Monastery of Wahpeton, USA

76/2017 – 02 – 11
The Carmelite Monastery of Wahpeton

The Elective Chapter of the Carmelite Monastery of Wahpeton, USA, was held 1 November 2017. The following were elected:

  • Prioress:  Sr. Madonna Morales, O.Carm.

Electoral Chapters of the Monastery of La Vega and the Monastery of Monción, Dominican Republic

75/2017 – 24 – 10
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Electoral Chapter of the Monastery of La Vega, Dominican Republic

The Elective Chapter of the Carmelite Monastery of La Vega, Dominican Republic, was held 23 October 2017. The following were elected:

News from the office of the Postulator

74/2017 – 20 – 10
Fr. Avertan Fenech, O.Carm

On the 1st of November, All Saints Day, at 17.00 hrs, in the Cathedral of St. John in Valetta (Malta), in the presence of the Archbishop of Malta, Charles J. Scicluna, the solemn closing of the Diocesan Inquiry into the life, virtues, reputation for holiness and signs of the Servant of God, Fr. Avertan Fenech, O.Carm., was marked. Fr. Avertan died in the odour of holiness on the 1st of November, 1943.

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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