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Activities of the Prior General


On the 10th and 11th of September, the Prior General, Fernando Millán Romeral, O.Carm., led the celebration of the Eucharist in the Carmelite house of San Felice del Benaco (Brescia, Italy) on the occasion of the 5th centenary of the death of Blessed Baptist of Mantua

Causa Nostrae Laetitiae - September 2016

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Initium Novitiatus

  • 02-09-16 Jacques Boris Kollo (Ger-Cam), Efoulan, Cameroun
  • 02-09-16 Emmanuel Etotogo (Ger-Cam), Efoulan, Cameroun
  • 02-09-16 Eric Obilale Komi (Baet-Bur), Efoulan, Cameroun

The Congregation in Fatima Comes to an End


On Thursdays, the 29th of September, the presidents of General Commissions each gave their report: Formation, Justice and Peace and the Integrity of Creation, Liturgy, Evangelisation and Mission,

Vitam Coelo Reddiderunt


P. Theo Menting, (Neer)

Ortus: 25-07-30
P. Temp.: 08-09-51
P. Soll.: 08-09-54
Ord.: 14-07-57

The General Congregation in Fatima - continuation 2


On Monday the 26th of September the work of the General Congregation in Fatima continued. In the morning, the participants heard a presentation of a demographic study of the Order carried out by Ms Helen Harrington. The information contained in the study gave rise to a rich exchange of views and opinions. This was followed by a report by Fr. Michael Farrugia, O.Carm.,

The General Congregation – continuation


On the 21st of September, Fr. Claudemir Rozin, O.Carm. (Par), beginning from the Carmelite Charism and the ecclesiology of Vatican II. addressed the theme of the Congregation, under the heading, “The Peripheries of Carmel today”. The following day, Fr. Míceál O'Neill, O.Carm. (Hib-CISA),

The General Congregation – first days

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On Monday the 19th of September, the General Congregation of the Order began at Casa Hotel Sao Nuno in Fatima, Portugal. Participating are the Provincials, Commissaries and Delegates General from around the world; the meeting is the most important one between two General Chapters.

The General Congregation 2016 begins in Fatima

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The General Congregation, bringing together the members of the General Council, Prior Provincials, Commissaries General and Provincial, General Delegates and Presidents of the Regions, will take place in the Hotel Casa São Nuno, Fatima, Portugal, from 18th September to 1st of October 2016. The theme of the meeting will be:

Recent appointments


In July 2016 Fr. Craig Morrison, O.Carm., from the PCM Province, was appointed by the General of the Society of Jesus, Ordinary Professor at the Faculty of Ancient Near Eastern Studies of the Pontifical Biblical Institute in Rome.

All Africa Carmelite Family Conference


Representative members of the Carmelite Family in Africa (O.Carm), met at St Teresa of Avila Spiritual Centre, Boko, Dar es Salaam, Tanzania from 21-28 July 2016. The 38 participants were drawn from the following countries: Burkina Faso, Cameroun, the Democratic Republic of Congo, Kenya, Mozambique, Tanzania and Zimbabwe. All branches of Carmel were represented:

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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. 

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by Dr. Radut