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Letter of the Prior General to His Holiness Benedict XVI


On the occasion of the resignation of Pope Benedict XVI, the Prior General sent a letter on behalf of the Carmelite Order, in which he expressed his gratitude to the Holy Father, for his ministry to the universal Church, and also for his warm affection for Carmel over the years. The Prior General recalled the various beatifications and the canonization that took place during his pontificate, thanking him for the four personal meetings he had over the years for various reasons. On behalf of the Carmelites Fr. Fernando assured His Holiness of our continued prayer and renewed commitment to evangelization and our dedicated service to the church.

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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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