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Electoral Chapter of the Monastery of Onteniente, Spain

85/2017 – 20 – 11

The Elective Chapter of the Carmelite Monastery of Onteniente, Spain, was held 17 November 2017. The following were elected:

  • Prioress:  Sr. M. Jesús Barahona Berzal, O.Carm.
  • 1st Councilor:  Sr. M. Margarita Medina Armas, O.Carm.
  • 2nd Councilor:  Sr. M. Gabriela Bordones Herrera, O.Carm.
  • Director of Novices:  Sr. M. Gabriela Bordones Herrera, O.Carm.
  • Treasurer:  Sr. M. Lourdes Font Font, O.Carm.
  • Sacristan:  Sr. M. Margarita Medina Armas, O.Carm.


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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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