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Culture and Spirituality in Dialogue


On Thursday the 17th of May the final evening in a series of evenings under the title, The Beauty of Carmel ... paintings, music and poetry”, took place at St. Albert’s International Centre (CISA) in Rome.

The first evening was led by Fr. Emanuele Boaga, O.Carm., on the topic,”Our Lady of Mount Carmel, Iconography”. The second was led by Federico Truffi, of the London University, who presented the musical compositions of Bartolino da Padova, a Carmelite composer of the 14th century. The final evening was dedicated to, “Adolescentia” a poem by Baptist of Mantua. The presentation was given by Andrea Severi, of the University of Bologna. All three evenings were well attended, with a high degree of satisfaction. It is envisaged that there will be a continuation of these events, organised by the Institutum Carmelitanum and the community of the International Centre (CISA).

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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."