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Activities of the Prior General

In addition to the various chapters that took place in the last few months, the Prior General, Fernando Millán Romeral, O.Carm., last 27th of January, (the International Commemoration of the Victims of the Holocaust) attended the ceremony of tribute that took place in the Spanish Senate in Madrid. The Casa Sefarad-Israel invited the Prior General, as a member of the Centro de Estudios Judeo-cristianos (Centre for Judeo-Christian Studies) in Madrid.

He also attended the Meeting of the Carmelite Family in Portugal which took place in Fatima on the 15th and 16th of March, in our Casa San Nuno, a meeting attended by more than 300 Lay Carmelites from different Carmelite Third Order chapters and confraternities.

Last 25th of March, in the company of Fr. Mario Alfarano, O.Carm., the Delegate General for Carmelite Nuns, and Fr. Alfonso Moreno, O.Carm., Assistant to the Federation, the Prior General opened in Cordoba (Spain) the assembly of the “Mater e Decor Carmeli” Federation, which includes the monasteries of Andalucia, Canaries, and Portugal. During a full day of study and reflection the participants looked at a number of issues concerning cloistered life, as well as the projects of the Federation. Both also visited the Monastery in Madrid. Sometime later, Fr. Mario along with Fr. Matias Tejerina, O.Carm., Assistant to the “Mater Unitatis” Federation, visited the monasteries of Onteniente, Caudete and Valencia.

Finally, as he was in the Philippines for the Provincial Chapter, the Prior General visited the monasteries of Tarlac, Guiguinto (where the prioresses and directors of formation of all the monasteries of the “Star of the Sea” Federation were meeting), and Burgos. In this last monastery a number of young Vietnamese are receiving their formation with a view to a foundation in Vietnam in the near future.


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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."