Skip to Content

The General Curia Community Retreat

89/2017 – 13 – 12
The General Curia Community and the Carmelite sisters of SCMTBG

On Sunday, the 10th of December, 2017, the members of the General Curia community had their Advent retreat in the  "Centro di Spiritualità Maria Madre del Carmelo” in Focene, Rome. Fr. Michael Plattig, O.Carm. President of the Institutum Carmelitanum, accepted the invitation to propose the meditation. Fr. Michael invited us to contemplate the mystery of the birth of Christ, making use of the article on “Mysticism” by Blessed Titus Brandsma. These profound and enriching reflections were of great help to the members of the Curia community in their preparation for Christmas.

As always the Carmelite Missionary Sisters of St. Therese of the Child Jesus, (SCMTBG) made us feel very at home, and helped to make this day of prayer and fraternity most enjoyable.

Receive newsletter (CITOC Online) in your mail box

Subscribe CITOC Online

* Required

List Information:

CITOC Online is the e-Newsletter published by the Order of Carmelites. Submitted news, information, feature, articles, letters, photos, and other materials become the property of the Citoc Online

Privacy Policy:

  • Your email address will never be shared with any 3rd parties and you will receive only the type of content for which you signed up.
  • CITOC Online can be shared among friends, family and relatives for religious purpose without changing its content.


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." 


news | by Dr. Radut