From19th of September to 1st October, the General Congregation of the Order was taken place at Casa Hotel Sao Nuno in Fatima, Portugal. Participating are the Provincials, Commissaries and Delegates General from around the world; the meeting is the most important one between two General Chapters.
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."