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Provincial Chapter of the Catalonian Province


During the Provincial Chapter of the Catalonian Province held on 9-11 April 2014 were elected:

  • Prior Provincial:  Fr. Manuel Bonilla Gutiérrez, O.Carm.
  • First Councilor:  Fr. Javier D. Garmón i Calvo, O.Carm.
  • Second Councilor:  Fr. Raúl V. Masana i Peiró, O.Carm.
  • Third Councilor:  Fr. Luis J. Maza Subero, O.Carm.

Causa Nostrae Letitiae

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Februarius/Martius 2014

Initium Novitiatus

  • 02-02-14 Maria Teresa Renis (CAR), Carpineto Romano, Italia
  • 17-02-14 Francesco Santelmone (Brun), Napoli, Italia
  • 11-03-14 Jaider Segundo Duarte Iguaran (Ita-Col) Belo Horizonte, Brasil
  • 11-03-14 José Luis Guerra Barrios (Ita-Col) Belo Horizonte, Brasil

VII Assembly of the Federation "Mater et Decor Carmeli", Spain

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The VII Assembly of the Federation "Mater et Decor Carmeli", Spain, was held 25-30 March 2014. The following were elected:

  • President:  Sr. María Dolores Domínguez Pérez, O.Carm.
  • 1st Councilor:   Sr. Liliana Campos Rosa, O.Carm.
  • 2nd Councilor:  Sr. M. Pilar Martín Gómez, O.Carm.
  • 3rd Councilor:   Sr. Reinhild Maschke, O.Carm.

Activities of the Prior General

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In addition to the various chapters that took place in the last few months, the Prior General, Fernando Millán Romeral, O.Carm., last 27th of January, (the International Commemoration of the Victims of the Holocaust) attended the ceremony of tribute that took place in the Spanish Senate in Madrid. The Casa Sefarad-Israel invited the Prior General, as a member of the Centro de Estudios Judeo-cristianos (Centre for Judeo-Christian Studies) in Madrid.

Inauguration of St John of the Cross Theological Institute


On March 25 th, 2014, the new Theological Institute of St John of the Cross, was inaugurated by His Excellency Mgr. Antonio Guido Filipazzi, the Nuncio to Indonesia,  after having finished the buildings of the campus. Present at this ceremony were also 5 other bishops from different parts of Indonesia and many priests, the local Government Officials, and about 4 (four) thousands guests and local people. In this area the majority of the population are Catholics.

125th anniversary of the North American Province of St. Elias

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On the 29th of March last at the National Shrine of Our Lady of Mount Carmel, in Middletown (NY) the celebration took place of the 125th anniversary of the arrival of the Irish Carmelites in New York, an event which led to the establishment of the present North American Province of St. Elias (SEL).

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Sr. Mª Fatima García Pérez, (CAN)

Ortus: 16-01-19
P. Temp.: 19-03-59
P. Soll.: 19-03-62

P. Tommaso Pallicca, (Ita)

Ortus: 15-12-22

Chapter of the General Commissariat of Portugal


During the Chapter of the General Commissariat of Portugal held on 18-20 March 2014 were elected:

  • Commissary General:  Fr. Ricardo dos Reis Rainho, O.Carm.
  • First Councilor:  Fr. Agostinho Marques Castro, O.Carm.
  • Second Councilor:  Fr. António Monteiro, O.Carm.

Electoral Chapter of the Monastery of Jesi, Italy

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Se celebró el capítulo electivo en el monasterio de Jesi, Italia, el 15 de marzo de 2014. Fueron elegidos los siguientes cargos:

  • Priora:  Sor Francesca Teresa Lupo, O.Carm.
  • 1ª Consejera:  Sor Alma M. Joseph Sponziello, O.Carm.
  • 2ª Consejera:  Sor M. Chiara Sabbatini, O.Carm.

Presentation of the CD, Albertus & Carmel, at St. Albert's International Centre in Rome


On Thursday, the 13th of March, Sr. Mariarosaria Calabrese and Sr. Mariagiulia Verdi, presented the CD, Albertus & Carmel, at the St. Albert's International Centre in Rome to an attendance of some fifty people.

The CD contains twelve songs, all to do with St. Albert of Jerusalem. The variety of songs, composed by the two sisters,

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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