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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

From the Carmelite Order’s Commission for Evangelization and Mission

62/2017 – 17 – 08
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The third booklet from the Order’s General Commission for Evangelisation and Mission is entitled: The Word of God in our Carmelite Journey and is now available to be either read or downloaded, in booklet format, from the home page of the Order’s website.

XX General Chapter of the Congregation of the Hermanas de la Virgen Maria del Monte Carmelo

61/2017 – 13 – 08
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The XX General Chapter of the Congregation of the Hermanas de la Virgen Maria del Monte Carmelo was held 19 July -15 August 2017 at the Casa "Carmelo Divina Providencia" at Tales (Castellón), Spain. The following were elected:

  • Superior General: Sr. Merry Teresa Sri Rejeki

First Electoral Chapter of the Monastery of Sogliano al Rubicone, Italy

60/2017 – 11 – 08

The first Elective Chapter of the Carmelite Monastery of Sogliano al Rubicone, Italy, was held 9 August 2017. The following were elected:

  • Prioress:  Sr. Marilla Pia Fiumana, O.Carm.
  • 1st Councilor:   Sr. M. Vania Spazzoli, O.Carm.


59/2017 – 05 – 08

Initium Novitiatus

  • 07-07-17 Cyprian Dzihwema (Hib-Zim), Kriste Mambo, Zimbabwe
  • 07-07-17 Obvious Joseph Mapfumo (Hib-Zim), Kriste Mambo, Zimbabwe
  • 07-07-17 Joseph Sami (Hib-Zim), Kriste Mambo, Zimbabwe
  • 07-07-17 Amisse Calisto Paulino, (Pern-Moz), Kriste Mambo, Zimbabwe
  • 07-07-17 Florêncio Januário. (Pern-Moz), Kriste Mambo, Zimbabwe
  • 07-07-17 Fernando Avelino A. Nivevela, (Pern-Moz), Kriste Mambo, Zimbabwe
  • 07-07-17 Orlando Marcelino dos Santos (Pern-Moz), Kriste Mambo, Zimbabwe

Activities of the Prior General

58/2017 – 02 – 08

Recently, on the 2nd of July, the Prior General, Fernando Millán Romeral, O.Carm., led the celebration of the Eucharist for the 30th anniversary of the founding of the eremitical community of the Blessed Virgin Mary at Lake Elmo (Minnesota, U.S.A.). In his homily, he thanked the community for its service of prayer to the family of Carmel and encouraged the community to continue to grow in its contemplative and carmelite identity.

FOCAL 2017

57/2017 – 31 – 07

A FOCAL (Carmelite Formation in Latin America) ongoing formation event was held in São Paulo, Brazil, from the 27th of June to the 6th of July, 2017. for the Carmelite Family in the American continent. The event was organised by Raúl Maraví, O.Carm., Councilor General, with the help of a team of friars from the Rio de Janeiro province.

75th anniversary of the death of Blessed Titus Brandsma

56/2017 – 26 – 07
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Today, 26 of July 2017, we remember the 75° anniversary of the martyrdom of blessed Titus Brandsma in the concentration camp of Dachau.

Born in the Frisian city of Bolsward, Holland, in 1881, Bl. Titus Brandsma joined the Carmelites while still young and was ordained priest in 1905. He undertook further studies in Rome and was awarded a doctorate in philosophy at the Gregorian Pontifical University.

Assembly of the Federation "Verge, Flor del Carmel", Spain

55/2017 – 24 - 07

The Assembly of the Federation "Verge, Flor del Carmel" (Catalonia), was held 27 June 2017. The following were elected:

  • President:  Sr. María del Carmen Izquierdo Marín, 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