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The Closing of the 450th Anniversary of the Birth of St. Mary Magdalene de’Pazzi

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The 25th of May, the feast of St. Mary Magdalene de’ Pazzi, marked the closure of the 450th anniversary of her birth, a celebration that began on the 2nd of April, 2016 (see CITOC-online 23/2016). The Prior General, Fr. Fernando Millán Romeral, led the celebration of the Eucharist at the Carmelite monastery in Florence where the body of this great Carmelite mystic is venerated. 

The final celebration was attended by the nuns and friars who were taking part in the International Course on St. Mary Magdalene de’Pazzi taking place in Sassone (see CITOC-online 35/2017) and who in the afternoon visited the ancient monastery (now the location of the diocesan seminary), the monastery that the saint originally entered. A report of the day’s proceedings along with a selection of photographs may be found on the webpage at our website or on our Facebook page.

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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." 


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