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Appointment by the Prior General and his Council

45/2017 – 28 – 06
Fr. Christian and Fr. Carl


Following the election of Fr. Carl Markelz, O.Carm. as Vice-Provincial of the Province of the Most Pure Heart of Mary, and the acceptance of his resignation from the office of Bursar General, the Prior General and his Council have appointed Fr. Christian Körner, O.Carm. as Administrator for the time being, until the appointment of a new Bursar General.

Provincial Chapter of the Province of the Most Pure Heart of Mary

44/2017 – 24 – 06
Fr.Carl - Fr. Fernando - Fr. Bill Harry

During the Provincial Chapter of the PCM Province held on 19-23 June 2017 were elected:

  • Prior Provincial:  Fr. William J. Harry, O.Carm.
  • Vice Prior Provincial:  Fr. Carl Markelz, O.Carm.

Before his confirmation by the Prior General Fr. Carl renounced the office of Bursar General

The Activities of the General Archivist of the Carmelites

43/2017 – 20 – 06

The General Archive of the Carmelite Order (AGOC), located in the Centro Internazionale Sant’Alberto, has been augmented with new and precious documents, through the transfer to it, over the past few months, of the Postulation Archive, which used to be located in the General Curia. This now constitutes a separate section of the AGOC. At the same time the process is underway to transfer to the AGOC from the current archive of the General Curia the documentation that covers the years 1935 to 1968.

The Closing of the 450th Anniversary of the Birth of St. Mary Magdalene de’Pazzi

42/2017 – 18 – 06

The 25th of May, the feast of St. Mary Magdalene de’ Pazzi, marked the closure of the 450th anniversary of her birth, a celebration that began on the 2nd of April, 2016 (see CITOC-online 23/2016). The Prior General, Fr. Fernando Millán Romeral, led the celebration of the Eucharist at the Carmelite monastery in Florence where the body of this great Carmelite mystic is venerated. 

Vitam Coelo Reddiderunt

41/2017 – 16 – 06

P. Richard Cunningham, (Hib)

Ortus: 28-02-36
P. Temp.: 16-09-56
P. Soll.: 15-10-59
Ord.: 12-07-64

Provincial Chapter of the Neapolitan Province

40/2017 – 14 - 06

During the Provincial Chapter of the Neapolitan Province held on 12-14 June 2017 were elected:

  • Prior Provincial:  Fr. Enrico Ronzini, O.Carm.
  • First Councilor:   Fr. Francesco Ciaccia, O.Carm.

Meeting of the General Council

39/2017 – 13 - 06
The General Council of the OCARM and the OCD Carmelites

The most recent meeting of the General Council was held from the 29th May to the 6th June. Apart from the various issues regarding ordinary administration and the reports of General Councillors, the Prior General and his Council made the following appointments:

The meeting of the General Formation Commission

38/2017 - 09 - 06

The General Formation Commission held its meeting at the General Curia house in Rome from the 15th to the 20th May, 2017. Fr. Benny Phang, O.Carm. (General Councillor for Formation), Fr. Noel Rosas, O.Carm. (Administrative Secretary of the General Formation Commission), and the members of the Commission: Fr. Quinn Conners, O.Carm. (PCM), Fr. Wayne Stanhope (Aust), Fr. Krispinus Ginting, O.Carm. (Indo), Fr. Jose Alex Valavanattu (Ind), Fr. Giampiero Molinari (General Secretary) and Fr. Onesmus Muthoka (Ken) were present at the meeting.


37/2017 - 07 - 06

Initium Novitiatus

  • 10-05-17 Thomas Renju (STSA), Kartikulam, India
  • 10-05-17 Albert Vibin (STSA), Kartikulam, India
  • 10-05-17 Angelo Joel (STSA), Kartikulam, India
  • 10-05-17 Xavier Rahul Raj (STSA), Kartikulam, India
  • 10-05-17 Bosco Joseph Jeferin (STSA), Kartikulam, India
  • 10-05-17 Bristo Sibi Thalachirayil (Ind), Kartikulam, India

Extraordinary Provincial Chapter of the German Province

36/2017 - 03 - 06

During the extraordinary Provincial Chapter of the German Province held on 3 June 2017 was elected:

  • Prior Provincial:  Fr. Peter Schröder, O.Carm.
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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