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Activities of the Prior General

27/2018 – 05 – 05

On February 24 and 25, 2018, the Prior General, Fernando Millán Romeral, O.Carm., took part in the annual meeting of the Carmelite Family in Portugal. The meeting took place in Fatima and was attended by some 250 people including Carmelites from different chapters of the Carmelite Third Order,

and some former Carmelite Students, etc ... At this meeting the Prior General and Fr. Ricardo Rainho, O.Carm., General Commissioner of Portugal, presented a biography of Blessed Tito Brandsma in Portuguese.

On April 20 he led the "Lectio Divina" that has been celebrated for 22 years in our Church of Santa Maria in Traspontina organized by Fr. Bruno Secondin, O.Carm. Before beginning the Lectio, the Prior General thanked Fr. Bruno and his collaborators for this service of Carmel in spreading the Word of God.

During this period, the Prior General visited the monasteries of San Giovanni la Punta (Sicily) and Jesi, in Italy, Guiguinto, Tanay Rizal, Roxas City and Maramag (Philippines). Likewise, on April 11 he paid a brief visit to the Carmelite nuns of the Santa Maria Magdalena de Pazzi Federation (Italy), gathered for their annual assembly in Sassone (Rome).

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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."