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The 5th Centenary of the Death of Blessed Baptist Spagnoli


On the 24th of August, at 10.00 a.m. the Postulator General will be present at the canonical recognition of the mortal remains of Blessed Baptist Spagnoli, in the Cathedral of Mantua (Italy). On the following 1st of September,

Electoral Chapter of the Monastery of Porlamar, Venezuela

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The Elective Chapter of the Carmelite Monastery of Porlamar, Venezuela, was held 18 August 2016. The following were elected:

  • Prioress:  Sr. Ana Violeta Pereira Montilva, O.Carm.
  • 1st Councilor:   Sr. Norma del Carmen Sánchez Mora, O.Carm.
  • 2nd Councilor:  Sr. Mariela del Carmen León León, O.Carm.

The Episcopal Ordination of Frei Francisco de Sales, O.Carm.


A few days ago, on the 14th of August, the episcopal ordination of Frei Francisco de Sales Alencar Batista, O.Carm. bishop of Cajazeiras (Paraiba, Brazil) was celebrated in Araripinha (Pernambuco, Brazil). The celebration was led by Dom Frei Antônio Muniz Fernándes, O.Carm., Archbishop of Maceió as the principal ordaining prelate, along with Dom Antonio Fernando Saborido (Archbishop of Recife)

Electoral Chapter of the Monastery of Cabanatuan, Philippines


The Elective Chapter of the Carmelite Monastery of Cabanatuan, Philippines, was held 13 August 2016. The following were elected:

  • Prioress:  Sr. M. Dorotea Marcelino Santiago, O.Carm.
  • 1st Councilor:   Sr. M. Leoncia Santiago Sampana , O.Carm.
  • 2nd Councilor:  Sr. M. Teresa Escaño Canillo, O.Carm.

Electoral Chapter of the Monastery of Jaboticabal, Brazil

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The Elective Chapter of the Carmelite Monastery of Jaboticabal, Brazil, was held 30 July and 3 August 2016. The following were elected:

  • Prioress:  Sr. Maria do Carmo Silveira Moraes, O.Carm.
  • 1st Councilor:   Sr. Francisca Marlene Rocha, O.Carm.
  • 2nd Councilor:  Sr. Margarete da Silva Tavares, O.Carm.

Carmelite Youth Day in Krakow, Poland, 2016

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In preparation for the official opening of the World Youth Day with Pope Francis in Krakow, Poland, young people from our Carmelite communities around the world gathered in the beautiful garden of our Carmelite community in the centre of the city on the 27th July. In all, around 350

Causa Nostrae Laetitiae - Iulius 2016


Professio Temporanea

  • 02-07-16 M. Jacqueline Bochaberi (MAC), Machakos, Kenya
  • 02-07-16 M. Bernadette Kamene (MAC), Machakos, Kenya
  • 02-07-16 M. Susan Akinyi (MAC), Machakos, Kenya
  • 02-07-16 M. Veronica Muthini (MAC), Machakos, Kenya

Vitam Coelo Reddiderunt


Sr. M. Cecilia Avelino Morín, (SLC)

Ortus: 08-07-48
P. Temp.: 19-03-90
P. Soll.: 19-03-97

P. Tjeu Timmermans, (Neer)

Electoral Chapter of the Monastery of Dumaguete City, Philippines

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The Elective Chapter of the Carmelite Monastery of Dumaguete City, Philippines, was held 23 June 2016. The following were elected:

Letter of the two Generals O.Carm. and OCD


The Prior General of the Carmelites, Fr. Fernando Millán Romeral O. Carm together with the Superior General of the Discalced Carmelites, Fr. Saverio Cannistrà, OCD., have sent a message to all the members of the whole Carmelite family throughout the world on the occasion of the Jubilee of Mercy.

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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