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Carmelite Proper Office

Saint Peter Thomas

Feastday: 
Sunday, January 8, 2017
January 8 O.Carm: Feast - OCD: Opt Memorial

Bishop

Saint Kuriakos Elias Chavara

Feastday: 
Tuesday, January 3, 2017
January 3 - Opt Memorial

Priest

Saint Kuriakos Elias Chavara, co-founder and first prior general of the congregation of the Carmelites of Mary Immaculate, was born at Kainakary in Kerala, India, February 10, 1805. He entered the seminary in 1818, and was ordained priest in 1829.

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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.

 



by Dr. Radut