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The General Congregation – continuation


On the 21st of September, Fr. Claudemir Rozin, O.Carm. (Par), beginning from the Carmelite Charism and the ecclesiology of Vatican II. addressed the theme of the Congregation, under the heading, “The Peripheries of Carmel today”. The following day, Fr. Míceál O'Neill, O.Carm. (Hib-CISA),

The General Congregation – first days

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On Monday the 19th of September, the General Congregation of the Order began at Casa Hotel Sao Nuno in Fatima, Portugal. Participating are the Provincials, Commissaries and Delegates General from around the world; the meeting is the most important one between two General Chapters.

The General Congregation 2016 begins in Fatima

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The General Congregation, bringing together the members of the General Council, Prior Provincials, Commissaries General and Provincial, General Delegates and Presidents of the Regions, will take place in the Hotel Casa São Nuno, Fatima, Portugal, from 18th September to 1st of October 2016. The theme of the meeting will be:

Recent appointments


In July 2016 Fr. Craig Morrison, O.Carm., from the PCM Province, was appointed by the General of the Society of Jesus, Ordinary Professor at the Faculty of Ancient Near Eastern Studies of the Pontifical Biblical Institute in Rome.

All Africa Carmelite Family Conference


Representative members of the Carmelite Family in Africa (O.Carm), met at St Teresa of Avila Spiritual Centre, Boko, Dar es Salaam, Tanzania from 21-28 July 2016. The 38 participants were drawn from the following countries: Burkina Faso, Cameroun, the Democratic Republic of Congo, Kenya, Mozambique, Tanzania and Zimbabwe. All branches of Carmel were represented:

Causa Nostrae Laetitiae - Augustus 2016


Initium Novitiatus

  • 01-07-16 Lloyd Champiruka (Hib-Zim), Kriste Mambo, Rusape, Zimbabwe
  • 01-07-16 Ashley Salima (Hib-Zim), Kriste Mambo, Rusape, Zimbabwe

Professio Temporanea

  • 02-07-16 Prosper Mujokoro (Hib-Zim), Kriste Mambo, Rusape, Zimbabwe
  • 02-07-16 Zvikomborero Killian Chifamba (Hib-Zim), Kriste Mambo, Rusape, Zimbabwe

The Episcopal Ordination of Henricus Pidyarto Gunawan, O.Carm.

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On Saturday, the 3rd of September, in Gajayana Stadium in Malang – Indonesia, the episcopal ordination of Fr. Henricus Pidyarto Gunawan, O.Carm. took place. This solemn mass was attended by 38 bishops from all over Indonesia, one Indonesian Cardinal and the Apostolic Nuncio,

Activities of the Prior General


On the 29th of July, as part of the World Youth Day (citoc 58/2016) the Prior General, Fernando Millán Romeral O.Carm. accompanied by Fr. John Keating, O.Carm. Councillor General for Europe, had a meeting In Krakow with the Archbishop of Leopolis (Ukraine), Mieczysław Mokrzycki,

Citoc Magazine VI-No. 2-2016


On the cover of this issue of CITOC-magazine you will see a beautiful photo of the pilgrimage to the Holy Door made recently by the two General Councils, O.Carm. and O.C.D. on the 11th of June. Among the many joint initiatives of this year, this was certainly one of great significance,

Vitam Coelo Reddiderunt


Sr. Baptista Melten, (ESS/ZEN)

Ortus: 10-02-25
P. Temp.: 20-05-55
P. Soll.: 20-05-58

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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