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General Delegation of Saint Thérèse of Lisieux and Saint Albert of Jerusalem in India


On Sunday 6 November at Paravoor (Kerala, India), during a solemn celebration of the Eucharist presided over by Monsignor Francis Kallarakkal, Archbishop of Verapoly, the Prior General, Fr. Fernando Millán Romeral, O. Carm., erected the new General Delegation of St. Thérèse of Lisieux and St. Albert of Jerusalem in India,

Electoral Chapter of the Monastery of Roxas City, Philippines


The Elective Chapter of the Carmelite Monastery of Roxas City, Philippines, was held 31 October 2011. The following were elected:

  • Prioress:  Sr. M. Catalina Elum, O.Carm.
  • 1st Councilor:  Sr. M. Ana Abrogar, O.Carm.
  • 2nd Councilor:  Sr .M. Linda Garcia, O.Carm.
  • 3rd Councilor:  Sr .M. Elena Sta. Maria, O.Carm.
  • 4th Couniclor:  Sr .M. Jenny Arcangeles, O.Carm.

Causa Nostrae Letitiae

October 2011
Initium Novitiatus
  • 04-10-11 Carlo Grosso (Ita), Nocera Umbra
  • 18-10-11 Jorge Luis Bello Díaz (Cat-Ven), Olot
  • 18-10-11 Frederick Kenny Castro Salazar (Cat-Ven), Olot
  • 18-10-11 Francisco Javier Vásquez Hernández (Cat-Ven), Olot
  • 18-10-11 Jorge Vadillo Sancho (Cast), Olot

Electoral Chapter of the Monastery of Batu, Indonesia


The Elective Chapter of the Carmelite Monastery of Batu, Indonesia, was held 28 September 2011. The following were elected:

  • Prioress: Sr. M.Rosa Sukatmi Rahayu , O.Carm.
  • 1st Councilor:  Sr. M. Elizabeth Widhi Habsari, O.Carm.
  • 2nd Councilor: Sr .M.Lidwina Koeatmadja , O.Carm.
  • 3rd Councilor: Sr .M. Brigitta Gitasianinningsih, O.Carm.
  • 4th Couniclor: Sr .M.Laura Inacentia Soelistiowati , O.Carm.

Regional Bursars Meeting, Tagaytay City, Philippines 17-22 October 2011

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The second regional bursars meeting was held in the Carmelite Missionary Retreat House, Tagaytay City, Philippines on 17-22 October 2011. Seventeen participants (bursars, mission procurators, and fund-raisers) from India (2), Philippines and Papua New Guinea (7), Indonesia (4), Australia (2), Fr. Kevin Alban (General bursar) and Fr. Albertus Herwanta (General Councilor for Asia-Australia-Oceania) were present.

The Titus Brandsma Award, Philippines

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Broadcast journalist Kara David and veteran writer-educator Asunción Maramba are this year’s recipients of the Titus Brandsma Award, a biennial recognition for outstanding media and communications practitioners given by the Order of Carmelites in the Philippines.

Vitam Coelo Reddiderunt


Sr. M. Rita Mullen, (ALL)
Ortus: 25-11-28
P. Temp.: 02-10-49
P. Soll.: 19-07-53

P. Aquinas Stack, (SEL)
Ortus: 24-07-32
P. Temp.: 08-09-54
P. Soll.: 15-09-57
Ord.: 06-06-85

A Visit to the Curia by the "Carmel Foundation"


On the 8th of October last, the members of the Supervisory Board of the Carmel Foundation visited our Curia. The Foundation is an association that coordinates 24 colleges with more than 35,000 students in the Netherlands.

Electoral Chapter of the Monastery of Moncion, Dominican Republic


The Elective Chapter of the Carmelite Monastery of Moncion, Dominican Republic, was held 27 September 2011. The following were elected:

  • Prioress:  Sr. M. Consuelo  Rivera , O.Carm.
  • 1st Councilor:  Sr. M. Josefina Luna, O.Carm.
  • 2nd Councilor:  Sr .M. Assunta Mura, O.Carm.
  • Director of Novices:  Sr. Josefina Luna, O.Carm.
  • Treasurer:  Sr. M. Rosanna Serrata , O.Carm.

Electoral Chapters of the Monasteries of Fontiveros


Electoral Chapter of the Monastery of Fontiveros, Spain
The Elective Chapter of the Carmelite Monastery of Fontiveros, Spain, was held 5 October 2011. The following were elected:

  • Prioress:  Sr. M. del Pilar Felipe García, O.Carm.
  • 1st Councilor:  Sr. Rosa M. Pérez Arias, O.Carm.
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by Dr. Radut