In its Pastoral Plan for 2011-2015, the Spanish Episcopal Conference has decided to celebrate a joint beatification of 20th Century Martyrs of Spain in October 2013, as a way of concluding the Year of Faith.
The last Provincial Chapter of the Upper German Province, before the unification with the Lower German Province, scheduled for the 1st of January, 2013, took place in Springiersbach, Germany, from the 28th of May to the 1st of June just gone by. In view of the forthcoming unification no elections were held.
The Carmelites see in Elijah a solitary prophet who nurtured his thirst for the one and only God, and lived in his presence. He is the contemplative, burning with passionate love for the Absolute who is God.