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A Course on the management of the Cultural Heritage of the Carmelite Order

The Institutum Carmelitanum has organized, in collaboration with the Carmelite Library and the General Archive, a Course on the management of the Cultural Heritage of the Order to be held at the Centro Internazionale Sant'Alberto in Rome from February 26 (arrival) to 3 March (departures) 2019.

Web page for the preparation for the General Chapter 2019

The Preparatory Commission, together with the webmaster of the Order, set up a web page for the General Chapter 2019. The address is: In this page, available to all friars and other members of the Carmelite Family, the commission has posted the Instrumentum Laboris,

News from the Office of the Postulator General

On June 15, 2018 the Postulator General was received by the Bishop of Prato, Franco Agostinelli, in view of the opening of the Cause of beatification and canonization of the Servant of God, Amata Cerretelli, co-founder of the "La Famiglia" Movement.


The 5th Assembly of ALACAR (Latin American Association of Carmelites) was held in the "Archdiocesan House María de Altagracia" in Santo Domingo (Dominican Republic) from November 6 to 11. This assembly is held regularly every three years in collaboration with the Discalced Carmelites. The theme of this assembly was "The martyrs of yesterday for today's Latin American Carmel: Edith Stein, Titus Brandsma and Oscar Romero."

Seminars on Monastic Life in Ávila (Spain)

The Spanish Episcopal Commission for Consecrated Life organized a Conference on Male and Female Monastic Life from the 4th to the 6th of October 2018 in order to put into practice the Apostolic Constitution of Pope Francis, Vultum Dei Quaerere and the Instruction, Cor Orans of the Congregation for Institutes of Consecrated Life and Societies of Apostolic Life (CIVCSVA). The aim was to help the contemplative nuns reach the proper goal of their specific vocation through Formation, the Federations and Associations, and the Cloister.


Sr. M. Geltrude Rossi, (MTN)



Ortus: 19-10-29
P. Temp.: 15-10-51
P. Soll.: 27-12-54


Initium Novitiatus

  • 18-09-18 Jakub Drożdżewicz, (Pol) Obory, Polska
  • 18-09-18 Łukasz Jasiński, (Pol) Obory, Polska
  • 15-10-18 Gabrielle Maria Dal Col (PAR), Paranavaí, Brasil

Professio Temporanea

  • 06-10-18 Manuel Santiago Moreno (Baet), Osuna, España
Meeting of the General Commission for Justice, Peace and Integrity of Creation

The General Commission for Justice, Peace and Integrity of creation held its annual meeting from 17-22 October 2018. All Commission members – Frs Mark Zittle, O.Carm (SEL), Hariawan Adji, O.Carm (Indo), Eduardo Agosta Scarel, O.Carm (ACV); Mrs Esther Martin Lozano (Karit, Spain); Sr Annah Theresa Nyadombo, HLMC; Sr Jane Remson, COLMC and Conrad Mutizamhepo, O.Carm. (General Councillor and Praeses) – were in attendance. During the introductory session the Commission evaluated the July 2017 Carmelite Family JPIC Congress that was held at Casa Sao Nuno, Fatima, Portugal.

Projects of the General Archive of the Carmelites

Thanks to the contributions of the Conference of Italian Bishops (CEI), destined for archives and historical libraries belonging to Dioceses, Congregations and Religious Orders, the General Archive of the Order in 2018 was able to carry out, the project of digitizing nine manuscripts of the "General Postulation" Section, vis à vis the series "Vitae servorum Dei Carmelitarum",

The Carmelite General Archive: conferral of the 2018 Research Grant

On September 27, 2018, Dr. Vera Frantellizzi was assigned the research grant named in memory of Fr. Emanuele Boaga, O. Carm. At this second edition of the competition (2018) ten scholars took part, with high quality projects.


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."