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Provincial Chapter of the Province of India


During the Provincial Chapter of the Province of India held on 13-15 February 2014 were elected:

  • Prior Provincial:  Fr. Robert Thomas Puthussery, O.Carm.
  • First Councilor:   Fr. Jose Alex Valavanattu, O.Carm.
  • Second Councilor: Fr. Thankachan Njaliath, O.Carm.
  • Third Councilor:  Fr. Boby Sebastian Tharakunnel, O.Carm.
  • Fourth Councilor:  Fr. Regi Jacob Pullan, O.Carm.


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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."