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800th Anniversary of the death of Saint Albert, Patriarch of Jerusalem

Centro Internazionale Sant’Alberto (CISA) – Rome

10th – 12th October 2014.

In order to mark the 800th Centenary of the death of Saint Albert of Jerusalem, the General Council of the Order have organized a weekend seminar in Rome from the 10th to 12th October 2014. We are delighted to announce the presence of the Latin Patriarch of Jerusalem, His Beatitude, Fouad Twal who will also speak at the seminar, together with Frs. Fernando Millán Romeral,

O.Carm., Prior General and Saverio Cannistrà, OCD Superior General. The seminar will be conducted in two languages, Italian and English. The number of places is limited with some residential places at CISA and the O.Carm. Curia that are available for members of the Order especially those coming from outside of Italy (on a first come basis). Registration is essential for this weekend, but the Mass on the Sunday at 8.00 am is open to all. There is no charge for this weekend, but an offering towards the expenses would be graciously accepted. 

Please click here to fill out the application form

PROGRAMME

 

FRIDAY 10TH

7.30     

Supper (please note: must be requested on application form in advance)

8.30 

Evening Prayer (chapel of CISA)

[presider: Fr. Saverio Cannistrà, OCD, Superior General]

Welcome by the Fr. Fernando Millán Romeral, O.Carm., Prior

General and by the President of Carmelite Institute

SATURDAY 11TH

7.30 – 8.30

Breakfast for residents

(please note – for those who wish there is a Community Mass at 6.40) 

9.00   

Morning Prayer

[presider Fr. Miċeál O’Neill, O.Carm., Prior of CISA]

9.30 – 10.15 

First presentation by Fr. Enzo Mosca, O.Carm.

“Albert of Jerusalem and his Rule”

10.15 

Points for clarification

10.30

Break

11.00-11.45  

 

Second presentation by Fr. Kees Waaijman, O.Carm.

“Silence and Work in the Rule”

11.45

Points of clarification

12.00 

Reflection groups:          

1. “The Rule and research”

2. “The Rule and pastoral ministry”

3. “The Rule and the challenge of contemplation”

4. “The Rule and the Carmelite Family”

13.00

Lunch

15.00

Three Responses (15 minutes each):

- Bro. Patrick Mullins, O.Carm. to Fr. Mosca

- Fr. Bruno Secondin, O.Carm. to Fr. Waaijman

- Sr. Anastasia M. Cucca, O.Carm. summing up the interventions.

16.00 

Break

17.00

A Presentation by His Beatitude, Fouad Twal, Latin Patriarch of Jerusalem.

Discussion

19.30 

Evening Prayer (CISA chapel) [presider Fr. Fernando Millán Romeral, O.Carm., Prior General]

 

[Participants are free to visit Rome by night AND/ OR they may choose to take the evening meal out but should indicate this on their application form]

SUNDAY 12

8.00 

Mass in the Carmelite Church of S. Maria in Transpontina [celebrant: the Latin Patriarch of Jerusalem]

9.30 

Round- table panel discussion:

Panel: Enzo Mosca, Kees Waaijam, Patrick Mullins, Bruno

Secondin, Anastasia M. Cucca, plus the Prior General and the

Superior General. Chair: the President of the Carmelite Institute.

11.30   

Departure for the Angelus of the Pope in St. Peter’s Square at 12.00 noon.

13.00 

Buffet lunch at CISA  (please register beforehand on application form)

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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."