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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 2016. The following were elected:

  • Prioress:  Sr. Diomedis Maria Duran Ynoa, O.Carm.
  • 1st Councilor:   Sr. M. Arelis D’Oleo, O.Carm.
  • 2nd Councilor:  Sr. Margarita Altagracia Frias Abreu, O.Carm.

News from the Postulator General


Over the last few months, the Postulator General, Prof. Giovanna Brizi, has reported at a number of different events on matter dealing with Postulation, particularly with the new Norms for the Administration Funds for the Causes of Beatification and Canonisation” approved by Pope Francis in March 2016.

Vitam Coelo Reddiderunt


Sr. Pia Malmesi, (RAV)

Ortus: 25-02-31
P. Temp.: 15-12-56
P. Soll.: 26-12-59

P. Guy McPartland, (PCM)

Ortus: 21-07-29
P. Temp.: 30-08-50
P. Soll.: 27-09-53
Ord.: 28-05-55

P. Amadeo Zammit, (Mel)

Ortus: 28-02-38
P. Temp.: 26-10-58
P. Soll.: 11-11-61
Ord.: 14-03-64

Sr. M. Elisabetta Mizzi, (SGP)

Electoral Chapter of the Monastery of Córdoba, Spain


The Elective Chapter of the Carmelite Monastery of Córdoba, Spain, was held 3 November 2016. The following were elected:

  • Prioress:  Sr. Maria Dolores Domínguez Pérez, O.Carm.
  • 1st Councilor:   Sr. Beatriz Prados Toledano, O.Carm.
  • 2nd Councilor:  Sr. Reinhild Maschke, O.Carm.

The Second International Congress for Carmelite Schools


During the present sexennium, our General Council set up a Committee for Carmelite Schools, for the purpose of organising a second international meeting. We now have the pleasure of announcing that the Second International Congress

A Convention of the Superiors General of the Carmelite Institutes of Consecrated Life


From the 14th to the 16th of October, at the “Maria Madre del Carmelo” Centre in Focene (Rome), the 7th Convention of the Superiors General of Carmelite Institutes of Consecrated Life took place. The Superiors General, or their representatives, of 12 of the 16 Institutes that are part of the Carmelite Family met with the Prior General and other members of his Council. At this time there are 13 institutes of sisters, one institute of male religious,

The Carmelite Nuns in Camerino hit by the earthquake in Italy


The shocks of the earthquake that from the end of August have been hitting the centre of Italy, struck the monasteries of Iesi and in particular the monastery of Camerino. A large section of the ancient city of Camerino

Causa Nostrae Laetitiae - October 2016


Initium Novitiatus

  • 03-10-16 Oreste Manzi (Brun), Napoli, Italia

Professio Temporanea

  • 01-10-16 Miłosz Mażewski (Neap), Bari, Italia

Professio Solemnis

  • 15-10-16 Chrispin John (STSA), Parur, Kerala, India
  • 15-10-16 Johnson Digal (STSA), Parur, Kerala, India

Assembly of the Federation “Mater Unitatis”, Spain

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The Assembly of the Federation “Mater Unitatis” (7 monasteries), was held 17-20 October 2016 at Madrid, Spain. The following were elected:

  • President:    Sr. María del Sagrario Lorite Beltrán, O. Carm.
  • 1st Councilor:   Sr. Elena M. Samper Samper, O. Carm.

A Meeting of the General Council


In the recent plenary meeting of the General Council, that took place from the 10th to the 12th of October, a very positive evaluation was made of the General Congregation celebrated not long ago in Fatima. In addition to the  ordinary work of administration the General Council appointed

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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