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Carmelite Intercongregational Community

On 15th October, 2010, the feast of St. Teresa, the first “Carmelite Intercongregational Community” was officially inaugurated at Caririaçu (Ceara, Brazil). The community is formed of 4 sisters: Sr. Edilene of the Carmelite Missionary Sisters of Jesus (IMCJ), Sr. Rita of the Carmelites of Divine Providence (ICDP), Sr. Zenilda of the Daughters of St. Teresa (a Carmelite inspired Brazilian congregation) and Mrs. Carminha of the TOC.

Electoral Chapter of the Monastery of Santo Domingo, Dominican Republic


The Elective Chapter of the Carmelite Monastery of Santo Domingo, Dominican Republic, was held 4 November 2010. The following were elected:


  • Prioress: Sr. M. José Bernal Boguero, O.Carm.
  • 1st Councilor: Sr. Teresita M. de la Cruz, O.Carm.
  • 2nd Councilor: Sr. Myrna de Js. Pacheco A., O.Carm.
  • 3rd Councilor: Sr.Altagracia P. Cid Cid, O.Carm.
  • 4th Councilor: Sr. M. Consuelo Hernández A., O.Carm.
  • Director of Novices: Sr. Diomedis M. Durán Inoa, O.Carm.
  • Treasurer: Sr. Margarita A. Frías A., O.Carm.

Assembly of the Federation “Mater Unitatis”, Spain


The Assembly of the Federation “Mater Unitatis” (7 monasteries), was held 18-23 October 2010 at Salamanca, Spain. The following were elected for the sexennium 2010-2016:

  • President: M. Carmen Ibarra Lorea, O. Carm.
  • 1st Councilor: Sr. Elena Mª Samper Samper, O. Carm.
  • 2nd Councilor: Sr. Anastasia Kavuu Kiswili, O. Carm.
  • 3rd Councilor: Sr. Noemí Temprano, O.Carm.
  • 4th Councilor: Sr. Mª Luisa Ruiz, O.Carm.

Papal Award for a Corpus Christi Carmelite

Papal Award for a Corpus Christi Carmelite
Pope Benedict XVI has awarded Sr. Teresa-Joseph Pegus, O.Carm., of the Corpus Christi Carmelites with the the Cross Pro Ecclesia et Pontifice for distinguished service to the Church, especially in ministering to young people.

Causa Nostrae Letitiae

October 2010

Initium Novitiatus
  • 01-10-10 Sr. M. Concepcion Festin (BUR), Burgos
  • 09-10-10 Torsten Rolfes (GerS), Aylesford
  • 09-10-10 Tiago de Oliveira Casaleiro (Lus), Aylesford

Vitam Coelo Reddiderunt


Sr. M. Candelaria de Leon, GUI
Ortus: 06-06-44
P. Temp.:  13-07-80
P. Soll.: 20-07-85

First Meeting of Bursars of the Asian Region, 11-15 October 2010

First Meeting of Bursars of the Asian Region

From October 11 to 15 a meeting of bursars was held in St Joseph’s Retreat Centre in the hills outside Bali in Indonesia. The bursars from Indonesia and its commissariats and mission in China,

Vitam Coelo Reddiderunt


Fr. Leonard Lütke Glanemann, GerS
Ortus: 12-01-21
P. Temp.: 03-05-50
P. Soll.: 04-05-53

International Symposium on Climate Change and Justice


The German Catholic Bishops’ Organisation for Development Cooperation (Misereor) together with the Pontifical Justitia et Pax Council organized an International Symposium on Climate Change and Justice in the Vatican City, October 1st-3rd 2010.

Our Lady of Mount Carmel Village, Philippines

Our Lady of Mount Carmel Village, Philippine

On Friday 8th October the construction of 141 housing units was officially inaugurated and blessed in the Carmelite parish of St Isidore, Labrador, Philippines. This was one of the hardest hit regions of the Philippines coastline in the floods of 2009.

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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.


by Dr. Radut