Skip to Content

CITOC News

Assembly of the French Delegation marking 25 years of foundation

No: 
38/2014-20-05
frenchocarm.JPG

On the 13th May, 2014, the Prior General, Fr. Fernando Millán Romeral,  O.Carm. and the Councillor General for Europe, John Keating, O.Carm. attended the Assembly of the French Delegation which took place at Notre Dame de Lumières, Nantes. The occasion marking 25 years since the re-foundation in France afforded each member of the communities of Nantes and Angers an

Announcement at the Dutch Provincial Chapter of a new reality within the Province

No: 
38/2014-18-05
thirdocarmdutch.JPG

The Prior General and his Council are pleased to announce that in response to a formal request made by the Dutch Province on the 14th April 2014, regarding the women associated with the Province over a period of thirty years, and with their unanimous assent of the women themselves, the Prior General and his council agreed to the erection

Electoral Chapter of the Monastery of Granada, Spain

No: 
36/2014-14-05
capitolus -nun.jpg

The Elective Chapter of the Carmelite Monastery of Granada, Spain, was held 10 May 2014. The following were elected:

  • Prioress:  Sr. M. Lourdes Santos Álvarez, O.Carm.
  • 1st Councilor:  Sr. M. Dolores Montes Márquez, O.Carm.
  • 2nd Councilor:  Sr  Cherrie Marie Vazquez Ramos, O.Carm.

Provincial Chapter of the Dutch Province

No: 
35/2014-10-05
Nieuw bestuur.jpg

During the Provincial Chapter of the Dutch Province held on 7-11 May 2014 were elected:

  • Prior Provincial:  Fr. Jan Brouns, O.Carm.
  • First Councilor:  Fr. Ben Wolbers, O.Carm.
  • Second Councilor:  Fr. Tjeu Timmermans, O.Carm.
  • Third Councilor:  Fr. Cees Bartels, O.Carm.

Vitam Coelo Reddiderunt

No: 
34/2014-07-05
ripocarm2.jpg

Sr. Willemien Miltenburg, (ECH)
02-04-14

Ortus: 29-08-23
P. Temp.: 01-07-51
P. Soll.: 01-07-51

Provincial Chapter of the British Province

No: 
33/2014-08-05
bristianocarm.jpg

During the Provincial Chapter of the British Province held on 25-28 February and 5-9 May 2014 were elected:

  • Prior Provincial:  Fr. Antony Lester, O.Carm.
  • First Councilor:  Fr. Kevin Melody, O.Carm.
  • Second Councilor:  Fr. Damian Cassidy, O.Carm.

The First Chapter of the Province of Aragon, Castile and Valencia

No: 
32/2014-02-05
Castile-and-Valencia.JPG

From the 29th of April to the 1st of May, 2014, the first chapter of the new Province of Aragon, Castile and Valencia, took place at S. Andres de Salamanca, in Salamanca. The new province came into being by decree of the Prior General on the 15th of October, 2013. It is the result of the union of the ancient Provinces of Aragon and Valencia and the Province of Castile. The new Province of Aragon, Castile and Valencia, which has taken St. John of the Cross as its patron, now has houses in Spain, Puerto Rico, the Dominican Republic and Argentina.

Reflections of the Priors General on Pope John Paul II

jouhpaul-and-falco.jpg

Falco Thuis (1971 - 1983)

Falco Thuis, Prior General from 1971 until 1983, met Pope John Paul II shortly after his election. Fr. Falco was a member of the Council of the Union of Superiors General (USG) when the pope gave a talk to the Superiors General of the various Orders which was seen by some as rather harsh. One of the points dealt with religious making an option for the poor which often was quite radical. In some Church circles, this commitment was seen as the religious choosing to be communists.

In Pascha Domini A.D. 2014

No: 
31/2014-19-04
Pascha Domini.jpg

Christus resurrexit!

Resurrexit vere! AlleluIa!

In Pascha Domini

A.D. 2014

Electoral Chapter of the Monastery of Tafira Alta, Las Palmas de Gran Canaria, Spain

No: 
30/2014-18-04
shield-ocarm-59.jpg

The Elective Chapter of the Carmelite Monastery of Tafira Alta, Las Palmas de Gran Canaria, Spain, was held 14-15 April 2014. The following were elected:

  • Prioress:  Sr. M. Antonia de Jesús Barbancho Aranda, O.Carm.
  • 1st Councilor:   Sr. M. de La Paz Del Toro Garrido, O.Carm.
  • 2nd Councilor:  Sr. M. Guadalupe Franco Sánchez , O.Carm.
  • Director of Novices:  Sr. M. de La Paz Del Toro Garrido, O.Carm.
Syndicate content
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