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Augustus 2011


Professio Temporanea

  • 16-07-11 Teresa Mathias Mbenge (KAL), Kalimoni
  • 16-07-11 Elizabeth Musuvi Ndinda (KAL), Kalimoni
  • 17-07-11 Patrick Kitaka Musyimi (Ken), Nairobi
  • 17-07-11 Denis Omae Nchore (Ken), Nairobi

5th Carmelite Communication Day event in the Philippines


On 24 August 2011 the Titus Brandsma Media Center, Manila, and the Center for Social and Pastoral Communications (the media ministries of the Order of Carmelites in the Philippines) held a successful 5th Carmelite Communication Day event. About 60 people attended the event from of religious orders/congregations, schools and media institutions. 

Now Website of the General Congregation 2011 available


A website containing information about the forthcoming General Congregation in Nigara Falls, Canada, 5-16 September, is now available. The 2011 General Congregation will focus on the theme: “Qualiter respondendum sit quaerentibus (Rubrica Prima) – Carmel's Mission in the Church".

All members of the Carmelite Family are invited to visit the site at:

Vitam Coelo Reddiderunt


Sr. M. Francesca Donada Sitjar, (TAR)

Ortus: 12-05-21
P. Temp.: 12-11-44  
P. Soll.: 16-11-47



Sr. M. Paola Brunasti, (Montiglio)

Ortus: 07-08-26
P. Temp.: 20-06-51
P. Soll.: 18-07-54



World Youth Day in Madrid, 2011

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Just over 500 young people from Carmelite communities around the world were among the enormous crowd who attended the World Youth Day in Madrid. The special Carmelite Day on the 17th August was a wonderful occasion with about twenty countries represented.

A "Diplomatic Summer" in the Carmelite Curia

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On the 6th of July, the Assistant Ambassador and person in charge of the Political Office of the German Embassy to the Holy See, Dr. Bernhard Schlagheck, invited the Vice-Prior General, Fr. Christian Körner, O.Carm., to a working lunch in order to hear about the presence of the Carmelite Order in the world and about the central administration of the Order in Rome.

Activities of the Prior General


From the 4th to the 6th of July, the Prior General, Fr. Fernando Millán Romeral, O.Carm., took part in the 17th Meeting of the Carmelite Family in the Iberian Region which took place in Tarrasa (Barcelona, Spain) and this year was centred on the figure of Fr.. Bartolomé F. M. Xiberta.

The Congress of Carmelite Colleges in Asia and Oceania

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Malang, Indonesia, from the 4th to the 7th of August, the first Congress of Carmelite Colleges of the Asia and Oceania region took place. The title of the congress was "Carmelite Schools Go Green".

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


The XIX General Chapterof the Congregation of the Hermanas de la Virgen Maria del Monte Carmelo was held 17 July -15 August 2011 at the Casa "Carmelo Divina Providencia" at Tales (Castellón), Spain. The following were elected:

  • Superior General:  Sr. Mª del Carmen Aparicio Personal

  • 1st Councilor: Sr. Mª del Carmen Hernández Belmonte

  • 2nd Councilor: Sr. Rita Mª Dwninighis

  • 3rd Councilor and Treasurer: Sr. Ana Bravo Arevalo

  • 4th Councilor and Secretary: Sr. Rosario Avalos Coloma

Message from the Spanish Committee for the WYD

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As you already know, on the 17th August next a gathering will take place for all Carmelite youth in Madrid. Those who cannot be present in Madrid may participate through The Place of Prayer ( or via Facebook (Lugar de oración EJC:

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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