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Carmelites in Americas

The presence of Carmelite friars can be found in thirteen distinct countries in a very large territory that extends from Canada in the north to Argentina in the south where we have approximately 530 Carmelites.  
The American continent is divided into two regions:

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November - December 2009

 New Prior Provincial of the Arago-Valentina Province
The Prior General has confirmed the recent election of Fr. Luis Gallardo Ganuza, O.Carm. as new Prior Provincial of the Arago Valentina Province. Appointments of the Prior General with his Council
During the year 2009 the Prior General with his Council has appointed:General Delegation of France
General Delegate: Fr. Klaus Schenkelberger, O.Carm.
1st Councilor:  Fr. Terence Cyr, O.Carm.

September - October 2009
Electoral Chapter of the Monastery of Beja, Portugal
The Elective Chapter of the Carmelite Monastery of Beja, Portugal, was held 28 October 2009. The following were elected:
Prioress:  Sr. M. Inês Ferreira de Viveiros, O. Carm.
1st Councilor: Sr. Lúcia Natal Barreiros, O. Carm.
2nd Councilor: Sr. Maria Oliveira Figueiredo, O. Carm.
Director of Novices:  Sr. Lúcia Natal Barreiros, O. Carm.
July - August 2009
16th Council of Provinces is beginning
The 16th Council of Provinces, which gathers the General Council, Prior Provincials, Commissaries General and Provincial, General Delegates and Presidents of the Regions will take place in the retreat house “Il Carmine”, San Felice del Benaco, Italy, from 3rd to 12th September 2009. The theme of the meeting will be:
Embracing his Gospel:
May - June 2009
Meeting of the European section of the Carmelite NGO
March - April 2009
January - February 2009
Causa Nostrae Letitiae - Ianuarius 2009
Initium Novitiatus
07-01-09  Julio Cesar Materano Peroto (Bet)
07-01-09  Pedro Javier Ramírez Ibáñez (Bet)
07-01-09  Luis Fernando Diaz García (Bet),
13-01-09  Paulo César Acosta Nisperuza (Ita)
13-01-09  Devis Orosco Jimenez (Ita)
13-01-09  Carlos Alberto Lagos Alfonso (Ita )
13-01-09  Janer Fernando Gòmez Torres (Ita)
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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."