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Carmelite Schools Task Force 2013-2019

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Raúl Maraví Cabrera

"Catholic schools, which always strive to join their work of education with the explicit proclamation of the Gospel, are a most valuable resource for the evangelization of culture" (Evangelii Gaudium 106)

Through our Carmelite schools, the Order is committed to give an integral education and spiritual formation to thousands of children and teenagers around the world. During the past sexennium we devoted ourselves to instill Carmelite identity in the students, faculty, staff, parents and other people involved in our school ministries.

Laity Commission 2013-2019

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Raúl Maraví Cabrera

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"Lay People are, put simply, the vast majority of the people of God" (Evangelii Gaudium 102)

In the Carmelite Family the laity represents a great number of faithful who live the Carmelite spirituality and are inspired by the charism of the Order in their daily lives. These men and women, adult and young, have been called by the Lord to share a mission within our Order, in the Church, and ultimately in our modern societies.

Justice, Peace and the Integrity of Creation Commission 2013-2019

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Conrad Mutizamhepo

The breastplate of justice is to be put on, that you may love the Lord your God with all your heart and all your soul and all your strength and your neighbor as yourselves (Rule, 19). Carmelites will show solidarity and will be eager to collaborate with all who suffer, who hope and who commit themselves to the search for the Kingdom of God. Finally, this way of being "in the midst of the people"

Formation Commission 2013-2019

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Benny Phang Khong Wing

Our spiritual masters have taught us a life of in obsequio Jesu Christi, whose authentic meaning is that person¬al encounter with Jesus Christ and discipleship is indispensable. This is the core of Carmelite formation. It is "a specific process through which a person learns to identify fully with the Carmelite ideal of life" (Con. 117),

Finance Commission 2013-2019

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Carl Markelz

God has called us to be good stewards of the gifts we have received. We are called to live in simplicity and soli­darity with our brothers and sisters. "In our use of mate­rial goods, it is our responsibility before God to observe faithfully the poverty which we have freely professed, keeping in mind that we make the vow of poverty in order to live a simple life, individually and within our communi­ties, avoiding whatever might offend the sensibilities of the poor" (Con. 57).

Evangelization and Mission Commission 2013-2019

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John Keating, O.Carm.

The recent General Chapter has challenged us, once again, to witness by our community life to live according to how we identify ourselves through our Order documents. In the light of Pope Francis letter to the Prior General we are called upon again to - "Be missionaries of God's love and tenderness! Be missionaries of God's mercy, which always forgives us, always awaits us and loves us dearly." Evangelisation is not a particular aspect of the Church's mission, but rather it is its mission.

Communications Commission

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Christian Körner

Our Carmelite way of life in allegiance to Jesus Christ in contemplation, in fraternity, and in service pertains to the evangelization. Therefore we "Carmelites are to be aware of the growing importance of world-wide communication in present-day society, and of the major technological in­novations in this field.

Carmelite Justice and Peace

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Ever since the General Chapter of 1971 the call to justice and peace has appeared frequently in the statements and in the commitments of the Carmelite Order. Over these years Carmelites have worked on the question of justice in the world through study, reflection and ministry to and with the poor and the other victims of injustice in the world.

How to continue growing as a spiritual director - Continuing formation in spiritual direction

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Eddie Mercieca, SJ

The following words are remarks regarding some of the areas of continuing formation which we consider important for those who wish to continue growing in the ministry of spiritual direction.

Carmelite NGO Karit 20th Anniversary

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Fr. David Oliver Felipo, O.Carm.

This year the Carmelite NGO Solidarity for Peace Karit has fulfilled its first twenty years of existence. From CITOC-magazine, we asked its president, Father David Oliver, O. Carm., That would tell us what it means Karit and something that this Carmelite NGO has been doing for the needy. This is his testimony.

Twenty years ago a group of Carmelites of the religious Iberian Region (Spain and Portugal), laity, they wanted to make real and concrete commitment to those most in need, with the last, with God’s preferred reality.

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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." 

 



by Dr. Radut