That simple letter written by Albert, the Patriarch of Jerusalem, to the hermits of Mount Carmel, containing the “formula of life” which will later be approved as a Rule for a mendicant order by Pope Innocent IV (1247),
In St. John of Acre, on the northern tip of the Gulf of Haifa, on September 14, 1214, during a procession to celebrate the feast of the Exaltation of the Cross, in which the whole “frankish” community,
Albert of Avogadro, presumably the name of his family, was born in 1150, in “Castro Gualtieri” a locality that today is situated in the diocese of Reggio Emilia and Guastalla. He received an education in the literary arts,
In St. John of Acre, on the northern tip of the Gulf of Haifa, on September 14, 1214, during a procession to celebrate the feast of the Exaltation of the Cross, in which the whole “frankish” community, i.e. the Latin Christians, took part, along with other inhabitants of the city attracted by the event,
This year we celebrate the 800th anniversary of the death of St. Albert of Jerusalem: because of that, this edition of CITOC-magazine is centred on the commemoration of that event. The Patriarch’s letter to the hermits of Mount Carmel became our Rule. With the passing of the years it has lost nothing of its originality.
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,
It is often true to say that the present is deeply rooted in the past; it is certainly very true to say so of the Carmelite Rite as we have it today. For that body of liturgical books — the Missal, the Breviary, the Ceremonial, and the rest — which directs the liturgical life of the Order, has not remained unchanged in the course of centuries. Rather, the Carmelite Rite as we know it today is the result of seven centuries of development,
|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."