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News from the Office of the Postulator General

11/2018 – 03 – 01


Recently, on the 10th of February, in Mantua (Italy) a study-day on Blessed Baptist of Mantuawas held. Its title was, “Il carmelitano Battista Spagnoli ‘Virgilio cristiano’ per l’Europa dell’Umanesimo”. (The Carmelite Baptist Spagnoli, the “Christian Virgil” for the the Europe of the Humanists”). The Postulator General, Giovanna Brizzi, and  the Archivist General, Fr. Mario Alfarano, took part as speakers, and the afternoon session was chaired by Fr. Giovanni Grosso, Prior Provincial of the Italian Province.

In session 212 on the 13th of February, 2018, the General Council accepted the request of the Prior Provincial of the Province of Aragon, Castile and Valencia, and gave a positive response to the introduction of the cause for beatification and canonisation of Fr. Alfonso María Sendín (1906-2002). At that same session, the General Council gave a positive response to the introduction of the Causes of Fr. Agostino Bartolini (1918-2012), of Amata Cerretelli, Carmelite Third Order (1907-1963) and of Fr. Elia Carbonaro (1893-1973), all three requested by the Italian Province.

The Office of the Postulator General wishes to offer a Formation Course to its collaborators and other interested people, by way of a course that will deal with the theoretical and practical aspects of the iter of causes for beatification and canonisation.

The Course will be held at the St. Albert’s International Centre (CISA) in Via Sforza Pallavinci, 10, in Rome from the 25th (arrivals) to the 29th of June (departures).  Lectures will be given both in the morning and the afternoon. A number of experts have accepted to input, including two members of the Congregation for the Causes of the Saints, Archbishop Marcello Bartolucci, Secretary of the Congregation and Fr. Vincenzo Criscuolo, ofmcap, General Relator.

All who wish to take part should apply before the 10th of March, by sending an email to the Office of the Postulator General:

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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. 

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