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Closure of the Diocesan Inquiry

88/2017 – 08 – 12

On December 12th 2017, at 2.00 pm in the Cathedral of Saint Ignatius of Loyola in Palm Beach (Florida, United States), the Most Reverend Gerard Barbarito, Archbishop of Palm Beach

The Celebration of the Day for Contemplative Religious, Pro Orantibus

87/2017 – 26 – 11

On the occasion of Pro Orantibus Day, the 21st of November, the Nuns Secretariat in the Congregation for Institutes of Consecrated Life and Societies of Apostolic Life, organised again this year a celebration in the Pontifical Angelicum University in Rome. The day opened with the celebration of the Eucharist led by the Prefect, Card. João Braz de Aviz..That was followed by an address by the Secretary, Archbishop José Rodriguez Carballo e and Fr. Ciro Bova, OP, on the relevance today of the contemplative life.

Electoral Chapter of the Monastery of Onteniente, Spain

85/2017 – 20 – 11

The Elective Chapter of the Carmelite Monastery of Onteniente, Spain, was held 17 November 2017. The following were elected:

  • Prioress:  Sr. M. Jesús Barahona Berzal, O.Carm.
  • 1st Councilor:  Sr. M. Margarita Medina Armas, O.Carm.

The Third Meeting of the General Commission for the Revision of the Constitutions

84/2017 – 17 – 11

The third meeting of the General Commission for the Revision of the Constitutions took place in Rome at CISA (Centro Internazionale Sant' Alberto) from the 13th to the 15th of November, 2017.

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.

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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