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35th General Chapter of the Congregation of Our Lady of Mount Carmel

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17/2012-18-02
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The General Chapter of the Carmelite Sisters of the Congregation of Our Lady of Mount Carmel (COLMC) was held in January 2013. The following were elected:

  • Superior General:  Sr. Lawrence Habetz, O. Carm.
  • Councilor:  Sr. Mary Sheila Undang, O.Carm.
  • Councilor:  Sr. Paula Marie Derise, O. Carm.
  • Councilor: Sr. Kathleen Farrelly, O. Carm.

Letter of the Prior General to His Holiness Benedict XVI

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16/2013-16-02
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On the occasion of the resignation of Pope Benedict XVI, the Prior General sent a letter on behalf of the Carmelite Order, in which he expressed his gratitude to the Holy Father, for his ministry to the universal Church, and also for his warm affection for Carmel over the years. The Prior General recalled the various beatifications and the canonization that

Celebración del IV centenario del monasterio de Madrid

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15/2013-14-02
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On Sunday the 3rd of February, 2013 a Mass of Thanksgiving was celebrated for the four hundred years of existence of the community of Carmelite nuns in the Monastery of Nuestra Senora de las Maravillas in Madrid. The solemn liturgy was led by the Prior General, Fr. Fernando Millan Romeral, O.Carm., assisted by the priors provincial of Castile and Aragon and Valencia, Frs. Miguel Angel Perez, O.Carm.,

Letter of the Prior General to His Holiness Benedict XVI

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Rome, 12 February 2013
Prot. 21/2013

Your Holiness
Pope Benedict XVI

Most Holy Father,

We were very surprised and moved by the announcement today of your decision to step down from the ministry of Peter.

Electoral Chapter of the Monastery of Vetralla, Italy

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14/2013-12-02
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The Elective Chapter of the Carmelite Monastery of Vetralla, Italy, was held 11 February 2013. The following were elected:

  • Prioress:  Sr. Marianna Caprio, O.Carm.
  • 1st Councilor:   Sr. M. Benedetta Succu, O.Carm.
  • 2nd Councilor:  Sr. M. Teresa Nguyen, O.Carm.

Electoral Chapter of the Monastery of Sutri, Italy

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13/2013-12-02
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The Elective Chapter of the Carmelite Monastery of Sutri, Italy, was held 11 February 2013. The following were elected:

  • Prioress:  Sr. M. Daniela Solustri, O.Carm.
  • 1st Councilor:   Sr. M. Martina Simeone, O.Carm.
  • 2nd Councilor:  Sr. M. Francesca Romana Gargano, O.Carm.
  • Director of Novices:  Sr. M. Daniela Solustri, O.Carm.

Causa Nostrae Letitiae

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12/2013-2-2
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Ianuarius 2013

Initium Novitiatus

  • 19-01-13 Patricia Erickson (HUD), Hudson, USA
  • 27-01-13 José Edson da Silva (Pern), Belo Horizonte, Brasil
  • 27-01-13 José Nilton Santos Silva Júnior (Pern), Belo Horizonte, Brasil
  • 27-01-13 José Roberto Santos (Pern), Belo Horizonte, Brasil

Inauguration of the Spiritual Center “Shanti Bhuana” in Indonesia

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11/2013-01-02
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On January 12, 2013, the Spiritual Center “Shanti Bhuana” (Land of Peace) was officially inaugurated by Mgr. Hieronymus Bumbun OFM Cap, the Archbishop of Pontianak, West Kalimantan, Indonesia, during a Eucharistic celebration. He was assisted by Mgr. Hadisumarto, O.Carm., Bishop emeritus of Sorong, West Irian, other bishops, Fr. Joko Purnomo, O.Carm. (Provincial) and Fr. Dionysius Kosasih, O.Carm. (Vice-Provincial). They were joined by many priests and about three thousands faithful coming from different parts of Indonesia.

Electoral Chapter of the Monastery of Fisciano, Italy

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10/2013-28-01
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The Elective Chapter of the Carmelite Monastery of Fisciano, Italy, was held 29 January 2013. The following were elected:

  • Prioress:  Sr. M. Arcangela Parisi, O.Carm.
  • 1st Councilor:   Sr. M. Regina Di Serafino, O.Carm.
  • 2nd Councilor:  Sr. M. Giuseppina Albano, O.Carm.

The Second Seminar on the Contemplative Dimension of Carmel

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9/2013-21-01
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The second in a series of interdisciplinary seminars organised by the Institutum Carmelitanum, took place at CISA Rome, from the 17th to the 19th of January, 2013. The seminar consisted of a study of texts by Carmelite authors in order to establish if and in what way they expressed the contemplative dimension of our charism and spirituality.

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