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Causa Nostrae Letitiae


Augustus 2014

Initium Novitiatus

  • 02-08-14 Firgilius Fren More (Indo), Nita-Maumere, Flores, Indonesia
  • 02-08-14 Florianus Hure (Indo), Nita-Maumere, Flores, Indonesia
  • 02-08-14 Aprianus Pani Pili (Indo), Nita-Maumere, Flores, Indonesia
  • 02-08-14 Donatus Djagom (Indo), Nita-Maumere, Flores, Indonesia
  • 02-08-14 Yosep Yasintus Taji (Indo), Nita-Maumere, Flores, Indonesia

Carmelite European Youth Gathering in Fatima

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From the 19th to the 23rd of August 2014 the first part of the Carmelite European Youth programme “Awakening” took place at Casa São Nuno, Fatima, Portugal. In all there were 58 participants from the Spanish provinces, Ireland, The Netherlands and Portugal. Also participating were the novices from the European Carmelite Novitiate at Salamanca and a group with the Hermanas de la Virgen Maria del Monte Carmelo.

General Chapter of the Congregation of the Corpus Christi Carmelites


The General Chapter of the Sisters of the Congregation of the Corpus Christi Carmelites was held 14-28 August 2014 at Kearney, Nebraska, USA. The following were elected:

  • Superior General:  Sr. Petronilla Joseph, O.Carm.
  • Assistant General and 1st Councilor:   Sr. Antoinette Fahey, O.Carm.

The Aylesford Language Experience

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From 1 July to 14 August, the Aylesford UK community hosted a “language experience” which the following attended: Andres Trujillo Herrera (Ita-Col), Janer Fernando Gomez Torres (Ita-Col), Karol Amroz (Pol), Antonin Prikasky (BM), David Del Carpio Horcajo (Baet), Jean de la Croix Dino Bori Sumbu (Ita-RDC), Manoel da Cruz Alves da Silva (Pern) and Jimmy Vogel (Swedish seminarian).

Vitam Coelo Reddiderunt


P. David Murphy, (PCM)


Ortus: 13-08-18
P. Temp.: 15-08-36
P. Soll.: 15-08-39
Ord.: 23-05-42

P. Henny Post, (Neer)


Ortus: 16-03-46
P. Temp.: 05-09-66
P. Soll.: 10-01-75

XVIII General Chapter of the Congregation of the "Hermanas Carmelitas del Sagrado Corazon de Jesus"


The XVIII General Chapter of the Carmelite Sisters of the Congregation of the "Hermanas Carmelitas del Sagrado Corazon de Jesus" (HCSCJ) was held from the 17th of July to the 9th of  August 2014 at the Casa Madre in Malaga, Spain. The following were elected:

  • Superior General:  Sr. Rosario González
  • 1st Councilor:   Sr. Conchita Tejerina
  • 2nd Councilor: Sr. M. José Medina

Causa Nostrae Letitiae Iunius 2014

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Initium Novitiatus

  • 04-07-14 Shelton Zimondi (Hib-Zim), Kriste Mambo, Zimbabwe
  • 04-07-14 Andrew Madume (Hib-Zim), Kriste Mambo, Zimbabwe
  • 04-07-14 Underson Musina (Hib-Zim), Kriste Mambo, Zimbabwe
  • 04-07-14 Marvellous Murungu (Hib-Zim), Kriste Mambo, Zimbabwe
  • 04-07-14 Machona Agostinho Celio (Pern-Moz) Kriste Mambo, Zimbabwe
  • 04-07-14 Candido Augusto Vida (Pern-Moz) Kriste Mambo, Zimbabwe

First European Lay Carmelite Congress

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The first European Lay Carmelite Congress took place at Aylesford Priory, England, 25-28 July 2014. This is an initiative organized by the British Province, in which some 50 delegates took part from Britain, Germany, Iceland, Ireland, Malta, Netherlands, and Portugal, and included members of the Third Order, The Leaven Secular Institute, the Discalced Secular Order, new expressions of Lay Carmel including Carmelite Spirituality Groups, as well as friars working with Lay Carmel.

Ad hoc Commission Meeting

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At the 2013 General Chapter, the delegates passed a proposal to establish an "ad hoc" commission to examine the future viability and structure of Institutum Carmelitianum, the current and historical archives, the General and Carmelite libraries, Edizioni Carmelitane, along with examining the usage of all Curia property in Rome, which includes the Curia, CISA, and the Domus.

Vitam Coelo Reddiderunt


Fr. Bertholdus Bloo, (Neer)


Ortus: 18-03-24
P. Temp.: 10-09-58
P. Soll.: 10-09-61 

Sr. M. Raffaella Donaera, (RAV)


Ortus: 21-11-30
P. Temp.: 15-12-56
P. Soll.: 26-12-59

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