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General Chapter 2013

No: 
129/2011-18-12
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During session 242 on the 15th of December, the General Council initiated preparations for the next General Chapter based on the suggestions made by the provincials during the General Congregation last September. The Chapter will take place at Sassone (Rome) from the 2nd (arrivals) to 21st (departures) September 2013 with the following theme:
“A word of hope and of salvation” (Constitutions 24): living the charism and mission of Carmel today.

Electoral Chapter of the Monastery of Moncorvo, Portugal

No: 
128/2011-13-12
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The Elective Chapter of the Carmelite Monastery of Moncorvo, Portugal, was held 16 November 2011. The following were elected:

  • Prioress:  Sr. M. Sagrada Família Costa, O.Carm.
  • 1st Councilor:  Sr. M. Imaculada Conceição Nevado, O.Carm.
  • 2nd Councilor:  Sr. M. Eucaristia Pires, O.Carm.
  • 3rd Councilor:  Sr. M. Imaculado Coração Martins, O.Carm.
  • 4th Couniclor:  Sr. M. Natividade Gomes, O.Carm.

Meeting of the Secretariat for Laity

No: 
127/2011-07-12
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A meeting of Secretariats for Carmelite Laity took place recently, from November 28 to December 2. The purpose of the meeting was to edit and finalize the Commentary to the Guidelines for Formation for Lay Carmelites. The new document is now ready for final comments and corrections.

Titus Brandsma Institute honours Fr. Falco Thuis

No: 
126/2011-5-12
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On Saturday 19th November, the Titus Brandsma Institute at the Radboud University of Nijmegen, honoured Fr. Falco Thuis, O.Carm., former Prior General of the Order, with a conference on spirituality on the occasion of his departure from the board of the Institute.

Causa Nostrae Letitiae

No: 
125/2011-2-12
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November 2011

Professio Temporanea

  • 05-11-11 Yadira M. Cuevas (TRU), Trujillo Alto
  • 19-11-11 Valentina Rossin (CAR), Carpineto Romano


Professio Solemnis

  • 05-11-11 Sedric D’Cruz (STSA), Paravoor
  • 05-11-11 Jacob Mendez (STSA), Paravoor

78th Assembly of the U.S.G.

No: 
124/2011-28-11
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Accompanied by John Keating, O.Carm., Councillor General for Europe and Delegate for Formation, the Prior General, Fernando Millán Romeral, O.Carm., participated in the bi-annual assembly of the Union of Superiors General (U.S.G.), which took place in Rome from the 23rd to 25th November on the theme “Passing on the Faith”.

Vitam Coelo Reddiderunt

No: 
123/2011-25-11
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Sr. Theodora Leemreis (ZEN)
09-11-11
Ortus: 22-06-28
P. Temp.: 25-04-54
P. Soll.: 25-04-57

Fr. Francesco Galiano (Neap)

25-11-11
Ortus: 17-02-64
P. Temp.: 15-09-02
P. Soll.: 25-03-06

Domus Carmelitana Commission

No: 
122/2011-21-11
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The Commission charged with the oversight of the Domus Carmelitana met in Rome on 4 November. Members of the Order present were Kevin Alban (Bursar General), James Des Lauriers (Aus), Giovanni Grosso (Curia) and Míceál O’Neill (CISA).

General Finance Commission

No: 
121/2011-20-11
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The General Finance Commission of the Order met in the Curia on 7 and 8 November. Present were Kevin Alban (Bursar General), Michael Kissane (SEL), Antonio Monteiro (Lus.), Manuel Bonilla (Cat.), James Des Lauriers (Aus), Jeff Cull (Lay consultant), Míceál O’Neill (CISA), Mark McBride (TOR).

Electoral Chapters

No: 
120/2011-14-11
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Electoral Chapter of the Monastery of Wahpeton, USA
The Elective Chapter of the Carmelite Monastery of Wahpeton, USA, was held 1 November 2011. The following were elected:

  • Prioress:  Sr. Joseph Marie Bedard, O.Carm.
  • 1st Councilor:  Sr. Margaret Mary Sticka, O.Carm.
  • 2nd Councilor:  Sr. Mary Ruth Farmer, O.Carm.
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