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News from the office of the Postulator

74/2017 – 20 – 10

On the 1st of November, All Saints Day, at 17.00 hrs, in the Cathedral of St. John in Valetta (Malta), in the presence of the Archbishop of Malta, Charles J. Scicluna, the solemn closing of the Diocesan Inquiry into the life, virtues, reputation for holiness and signs of the Servant of God, Fr. Avertan Fenech, O.Carm., was marked. Fr. Avertan died in the odour of holiness on the 1st of November, 1943.

On the 4th of November the Acts of the Diocesan Inquiry will be given to the Congregation for the Causes of the Saints, which marks the beginning of the Roman phase of the cause for beatification and canonisation. It is hoped that within a short time, there will be a positive result to the Cause in the form of a recognition of the heroic virtues of the Servant of God as we await a miracle that will then allow the process to proceed towards beatification.

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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."