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Two new monasteries in Latin America


In the first few months of this year two new monasteries of Carmelite nuns have been founded. On the 19th of February the Congregation for Consecrated Life and Societies of Apostolic Life (CIVCSVA) issued the decree of initiation of the foundation of the second monastery in Venezuela.

Zimbabwean Bishops visit Carmelite Curia

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On Thursday 5th June the Prior General, Fr. Fernando Millán Romeral, O.Carm. and all the members of Curia community in Rome were very pleased to welcome six bishops of the Zimbabwean Bishop’s Conference: Rt Rev Michael D. Bhasera (Masvingo and President of the Conference), Archbishop  Robert Christopher Ndlovu of Harare,

A Meeting of the two General Councils, O.Carm. and O.C.D.


On the 2nd of June, the bi-annual meeting of the two General Councils, O.Carm. and O.C.D. was held at our Curia house. The items that were discussed included some outstanding questions such as the restoration of the ruins in the Wadi (on which work is being done in different areas)  and the events that will be jointly celebrated to honour

Causa Nostrae Letitiae


Aprilis/Maius 2014

Initium Novitiatus

  • 20-04-14 Francesca Fumagalli (BIE), Biella, Italia
  • 17-05-14 Rijo Johny Parackal (Ind), Kartikulam, India
  • 17-05-14 Ebin P Benny Pottackal (Ind), Kartikulam, India
  • 17-05-14 Bibin Jose Angadiyath (Ind), Kartikulam, India
  • 17-05-14 Sachin Peter Plavelil (Ind), Kartikulam, India
  • 17-05-14 Tony Thomas Kudiyirippil (Ind), Kartikulam, India

Vitam Coelo Reddiderunt


P. Paul Hughes, (Hib)

Ortus: 17-06-31
P. Temp.: 09-10-49
P. Soll.: 09-10-52
Ord.: 03-07-55

P. Hugh Canavan, (Col)

Ortus: 31-08-41
P. Temp.: 20-07-61
P. Soll.: 08-09-64
Ord.: 14-09-67

The First Meeting of the New International Formation Commission


From 19 to 24 May 2014 in Rome the members of the International Formation Commission met in Rome.Those in attendance were, Onesmus Muthoka (Ken), Krispinus Ginting (Indo), Jose Alex Valavanattu (Ind), Desiderio García (Arag), Wayne Stanhope (Aust), Noel Rosas (Phil), Quinn Conners (PCM), Albeiro Luis Romero (Ita-Col) and Giampiero Molinari (Ita), all under the guidance of Fr. Benny Phang, General Councillor for Formation and Fr. Noel Rosas,

The Activities of the Prior General

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The Prior General, Fernando Millán Romeral, O. Carm., took part last March 29 in the celebrations of the 125th anniversary of the American Province of St. Elias (SEL) that were held at the National Shrine of Our Lady of Mount Carmel in Middletown, NY (CITOC online 23/2014).

Electoral Chapter of the Monasteries

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Electoral Chapter of the Monastery of Burgos, Philippines

The Elective Chapter of the Carmelite Monastery of Burgos, Philippines, was held 21 May 2014. The following were elected:

  • Prioress:  Sr. M. Barbara C. Pulido, O.Carm.
  • 1st Councilor:   Sr. M. Elena Z. Tolentino, O.Carm.
  • 2nd Councilor:  Sr. Ana Maria D. Bernardo, O.Carm.
  • Director of Novices:  Sr. Ana Maria D. Bernardo, O.Carm.

Electoral Chapter of the Monastery of Zaragoza, Spain


The Elective Chapter of the Carmelite Monastery of Zaragoza, Spain, was held 16 May 2014. The following were elected:

  • Prioress:  Sr. Elena-María Samper Samper, O.Carm.
  • 1st Councilor:   Sr. María de la Cinta Sosa, O.Carm.
  • 2nd Councilor:  Sr. Esperanza Escolano, O.Carm.

Assembly of the French Delegation marking 25 years of foundation


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

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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.


by Dr. Radut