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Provincial Chapter of the Polish Province


During the Provincial Chapter of the Polish Province held on 18-22 May 2015 were elected:

  • Prior Provincial:  Fr. Bogdan Meger, O.Carm.
  • First Councilor:  Fr. Tadeusz Popiela, O.Carm.
  • Second Councilor:  Fr. Zbigniew Czerwien, O.Carm.

Diocesan process for the Beatification of Mother Mary Ellerker of the Blessed Sacrament finishes its work.


On 16th May 2015, in the Holy Rosary Church in the Port of Spain, Trinidad and Tobago, Archbishop Joseph Harris, CSSp concluded the diocesan phase of the process for the Beatification of the Servant of God, Mother Mary Ellerker of the Blessed Sacrament (1875-1949), foundress of the Corpus Christi Carmelites. Now the process will be delivered to the Congregation for the Causes of Saints for the Roman phase.

Vitam Coelo Reddiderunt


Sr. M. Josefina Martín García, (SEV)

Ortus: 05-10-34
P. Temp.: 29-08-66
P. Soll.: 22-08-69

P. Farrell Kane, (PCM)

Commission for Evangelization and Mission


In response to the General Chapter of 2013, the Order’s commission for evangelization and mission at its September meeting began to work on a project that might engage the whole Carmelite Family. On the 30th March 2015 a letter from this commission, together with a short booklet in

A Meeting of the General Commission for Carmelite Laity and Youth

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The members of the General Commission for Carmelite Laity and Youth met in Rome from April 24 – April 27, 2015 for the second time since being appointed. They are: Fr. Joseph Hung, O.Carm. (Curia), Jennifer Wanjikyu (Kenya), Normita Lacanilao (Philippines) Jose Araujo Filho (Brazil), Michele Bonanno (Italy), Juan Luia Laghi (Youth of Peru), Maria Jose Garcia de la Barrera (Youth of Spain). They met under the guidance of Fr. Raul Maraví, O. Carm., General Councilor.

Activities of the Prior General


As part of the visitation of the British Province and accompanied by Fr. John Keating, O. Carm., Councillor General for Europe, the Prior General celebrated a thanksgiving Eucharist on the occasion of the 60th anniversary of the National Shrine of St. Jude in Faversham and of the various bodies linked to it.

Third meeting of the Commission for Liturgy and Prayer


The third meeting of the Commission for Liturgy and Prayer in the Order took place at CISA, April 24 – 25, 2015. Present were: Frs. Francisco de Sales Alencar Batista (President), Edmondo Caruana (Mel), Michael Farrugia (Procurator General), Giovanni Grosso (Postulator General),

Causa Nostrae Letitiae - Martius/Aprilis 2015

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Professio Temporanea

  • 07-03-15 José Luis Guerra Barrios (Ita-Col), Aguachica-Cesar, Colombia
  • 10-04-15 Mary Patricia Erickson (HUD), Hudson, USA
  • 12-04-15 Giuditta Ludovici (CER) Cerreto, Italia

Ordinatio Diaconalis

Appointments of the Prior General with his Council

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During the last Plenary Session of the General Council the Prior General with his Council has appointed for the General Delegation of Bohemia and Moravia, Czech Republic (with effect from 1st May 2015):

  • General Delegate:  Fr. Gorazd Cetkovský, O.Carm.
  • 1st Councilor:  Fr. Vojtěch Kodet, O.Carm.

Assembly of the Federation “Mater Unitatis”, Spain

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The Assembly of the Federation “Mater Unitatis” (7 monasteries), was held 27th April 2015 at Madrid, Spain. The following were elected:

  • President:    Sr. Elena María Samper, O.Carm. (Zaragoza)
  • 1st Councilor:   Sr. Noemi Temprano, O.Carm. (Madrid)
  • 2nd Councilor:   Sr. M. Luisa Ruiz, O.Carm. (Madrid)
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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