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Prior General

Prior General


Fr. Fernando Millán Romeral, O.Carm., Prior General

Fr. Fernando was born on August 19, 1962 in Madrid. He studied at the Colegio Santa Maria del Carmen in Madrid. Following his simple profession in 1981, he studied philosophy at the Pontifical Comillas University and completed his studies in theology at the C.E.T. in Seville, at the Milltown Institute in Dublin and at Comillas. He obtained a licentiate in theology at the Pontifical Comllas University in 1990.

Activities of the Prior General

12/2019 – 19 – 02
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On the recent 12th of December, the Prior General, Fernando Millán Romeral, O.Carm, along with various members of the Curia, visited the “Lay Centre at Foyer Unitas”, the director of which is Professor Donna Orsuto. Following the celebration of the Eucharist, the Prior General spoke about a Carmelite interpretation of Pope Francis' encyclical, Laudato Si’.

Activities of the Prior General

87/2018 – 11 – 12
the Carmelite Fraternity of Pozzo di Gotto

On November 25, the Prior General, Fernando Millán Romeral, O.Carm., presided the Eucharist on the Solemnity of Christ The King with the Carmelite Fraternity of Pozzo di Gotto (Sicily, Italy). During the celebration he blessed an icon of Blessed Titus Brandsma, written by Pia Giannetto.

Activities of the Prior General


From the 14th to the 16th of October, the Prior General, Fernando Millán Romeral, O.Carm., took part in the meeting of the General Superiors of the Carmelite Congregations of women affiliated to the Order, which was held in Focene,

The challenges in the leadership of Religious life today in view of ministry both “ad intra” and “ad extra”

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Fernando Millán Romeral, O.Carm.


We have been asked to talk about the problems we faced in our service and animation in our Institutes. I would like to begin this chat but saying that after more than nine years as Prior General of the Order of Carmelites, personally I do not feel “burned out”, exhausted or discouraged.

Young Carmelites: sowers of mercy


Dear young Carmelites, from all over the world, who are taking part in this World Youth Day in Krakow, welcome! Make the best of these days of praying, sharing with others and enjoying faith.

In addition to being a wonderful city for its art and beauty, Krakow is a place that has very close links with our Carmelite history. At the shrine of “Our Lady of the Sands” (Na Piasku) that was in the care of Carmelites

Activities of the Prior General


On the 29th of July, as part of the World Youth Day (citoc 58/2016) the Prior General, Fernando Millán Romeral O.Carm. accompanied by Fr. John Keating, O.Carm. Councillor General for Europe, had a meeting In Krakow with the Archbishop of Leopolis (Ukraine), Mieczysław Mokrzycki,

Opening Address at the Lay Carmelite Conference in Atlanta


Fernando Millán Romeral, O.Carm.,

I am very happy to be here and to meet again so many good friends of the Carmelite Family. More than 450 people reflecting together on the spiritual journey of Carmel is quite impressive, especially for our times.

Dieu soit béni à jamais, Lui qui m’a tant attendu !


Lettre du Prieur Général O.Carm., le Révérend Père Fernando Millán et du Préposé Général O. C. D., le Révérend Père Xavier Cannistrà, à l’occasion du Jubilé de la Miséricorde.

            Chers sœurs et frères de la Famille du Carmel,

            Que la paix soit avec vous !

            Le 11 juin dernier, accompagnés de nos conseillers et définiteurs généraux respectifs, nous avons franchi ensemble la Porte Sainte.

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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