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Assembly of the Federation “Mater Unitatis”, Spain

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The Assembly of the Federation “Mater Unitatis” (7 monasteries), was held 17-20 October 2016 at Madrid, Spain. The following were elected:

  • President:    Sr. María del Sagrario Lorite Beltrán, O. Carm.
  • 1st Councilor:   Sr. Elena M. Samper Samper, O. Carm.

A Meeting of the General Council


In the recent plenary meeting of the General Council, that took place from the 10th to the 12th of October, a very positive evaluation was made of the General Congregation celebrated not long ago in Fatima. In addition to the  ordinary work of administration the General Council appointed

A Meeting of the International Secretariat for Carmelite Nuns


From the 20th to the 23rd of September, the second meeting of the International Secretariat for Carmelite Nuns took place at the General Curia in Rome. Those who took part were, Fr. Mario Alfarano (Delegate General

Activities of the Prior General


On the 10th and 11th of September, the Prior General, Fernando Millán Romeral, O.Carm., led the celebration of the Eucharist in the Carmelite house of San Felice del Benaco (Brescia, Italy) on the occasion of the 5th centenary of the death of Blessed Baptist of Mantua

Causa Nostrae Laetitiae - September 2016

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Initium Novitiatus

  • 02-09-16 Jacques Boris Kollo (Ger-Cam), Efoulan, Cameroun
  • 02-09-16 Emmanuel Etotogo (Ger-Cam), Efoulan, Cameroun
  • 02-09-16 Eric Obilale Komi (Baet-Bur), Efoulan, Cameroun

The Congregation in Fatima Comes to an End


On Thursdays, the 29th of September, the presidents of General Commissions each gave their report: Formation, Justice and Peace and the Integrity of Creation, Liturgy, Evangelisation and Mission,

Vitam Coelo Reddiderunt


P. Theo Menting, (Neer)

Ortus: 25-07-30
P. Temp.: 08-09-51
P. Soll.: 08-09-54
Ord.: 14-07-57

The General Congregation in Fatima - continuation 2


On Monday the 26th of September the work of the General Congregation in Fatima continued. In the morning, the participants heard a presentation of a demographic study of the Order carried out by Ms Helen Harrington. The information contained in the study gave rise to a rich exchange of views and opinions. This was followed by a report by Fr. Michael Farrugia, O.Carm.,

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.

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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