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Lay Carmelites build two Tertiary Houses in the Philippines


After a period of ten years of planning and praying, the Lay Carmelites of the Philippines have acquired two properties in order to build its tertiary house. The first property (2,412 sq.m.) was acquired through deed of sale amounting to USD$24,000, and is located at Sampaloc, San Rafael, Bulacan, PH.

Blessed Titus Brandsma on Twitter


On 19th January the Dutch Catholic RKK (Radio and Television) began a series of Titus-tweets in Dutch and English.

Assembly of the Provincial Commissariat of Paraná


During the Assembly of the Provincial Commissariat of Paraná (GerS) held on 17-21 January 2011 were elected:

Assembly of the Provincial Commissariat of Paraná


During the Assembly of the Provincial Commissariat of Paraná (GerS) held on 17-21 January 2011 were elected:

  • Commissary Provincial:  Fr. Francisco Manoel de Oliveira., O.Carm.
  • First Councilor:  Fr. Edmilson Borges de Carvalho, O.Carm.
  • Second Councilor:  Fr. Vilson Rech, O.Carm.
  • Third Councilor:  Fr. João Bernardes Alves, O.Carm.
  • Fourth Councilor:  Fr. Cleidimar Vilela Roquim da Silva, O.Carm.

Vitam Coelo Reddiderunt


Sr. M. Immaculada Alfaro Ramírez, (VDA)
Ortus: 06-10-33
P. Temp.: 11-02-56
P. Soll.: 14-02-59

Provincial Chapter of the Province of Pernambuco

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During the Provincial Chapter of the Province of Pernambuco held on 10-14 January 2011 were elected:

Meeting of the Carmelite Librarians Association

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From 3rd to 7th January 2011 at the “Domus Carmelitana - Sant’Alberto” in Rome, the IX assembly of the Carmelite Librarians Association (ABC/CLA) was held, in which approximately 20 members of the various provinces of the Order participated.


December 2010
Initium Novitiatus
  • 30-11-10 Valentina Rossin (CAR), Carpineto Romano
  • 30-11-10 Rosanna Pellegrino (CAR), Carpineto Romano
Professio Solemnis
  • 21-11-10 Hermelinda de M. Guadalupe Bal Pichiya (SEV), Sevilla
  • 26-11-10 M. Teresa Pedro (MON), Moncorvo
  • 12-12-10 Margarete da Silva Tavares (JAB), Jaboticabal

Meeting of Professors and Students of the Pontifical Universities in Italy


On Saturday, 18th December, at “Il Carmelo” Centre in Sassone (Rome) a meeting of professors and students inscribed in the license and degree courses at the Pontifical Universities and Faculties of Rome and Naples took place. The Prior General, Fr. Fernando Millán Romeral, O.Carm., who led the meeting together with Fr. Giovanni Grosso, O. Carm., President of the Institutum Carmelitanum, and other members of the General Council,

General Commission for Evangelization, 22nd-26th November 2010


From 22nd to 26th November 2010 the General Commission for Evangelization met in the General Curia under the direction of Fr. Désiré Unen Alimange, who is responsible for the Commission. Also present were Matteo Palumbo (Ita.), Cléophas Kakule Maghulu (Ita-Congo), Ronald Ockham (PCM), and Antonio Silvio da Costa Junior (Flum.). The members worked on two topics: how make known our Carmelites saints, and Carmel facing a world of suffering. The next meeting will take place in Rome in 2012.

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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