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On June 7, 2016 the Ordinary Session of Cardinals and Bishops met to discuss the cause for beatification of the Servant of God Mother Maria Elisea Oliver Molina (1869-1931), foundress of the Congregation of the Sisters of Our Lady of Mount Carmel (HVMMC) . We are happy

to inform you that the outcome of the vote was positive. We now await the Prefect of the Congregation for the Causes of Saints, Card. Angelo Amato, to submit to the Supreme Pontiff the conclusions of the Ordinary Session and to authorize the Congregation to promulgate the Decree on the heroic virtues of Mother Maria Elisea, who will have the title of Venerable. We are joyfully united therefore with this dear Carmelite congregation. As Venerable no cult is allowed, but this is a key step forward on the path to final canonization. We pray to God that, through the intercession of Mother Elisea, there will soon follow a miracle for beatification.

On May 27 (in session 144) General Council of the Order, at the request of the Maltese Province, gave a positive response to the introduction of the cause of beatification and canonization of Fr. Avertano Fenech, O.Carm. (1871-1943).

On June 22 the Diocese of Jundiaí (Brazil) will host the opening session of the supplementary Inquiry into the life, virtues, reputation for holiness and extraordinary facts regarding the Servant of God Dom Gabriel Paulino Bueno Couto (1910- 1982), Carmelite bishop.

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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."