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In Sollemnitate B.V. Mariae de Monte Carmelo 2014


Flos Carmeli, vitis florigera,

splendor caeli, Virgo puerpera singularis.

Mater mitis, sed viri nescia,

Carmelitis esto propitia,

stella maris.

Causa Nostrae Letitiae Iunius 2014


Initium Novitiatus

  • 08-06-14 Vincent Deming (PCM), Middletown, NY, USA
  • 08-06-14 Jeffrey Lima (PCM), Middletown, NY, USA
  • 08-06-14 James Holman (PCM), Middletown, NY, USA
  • 08-06-14 James Thien Tran (SEL), Middletown, NY, USA
  • 08-06-14 Ignatius Tien Le (SEL), Middletown, NY, USA

The First Meeting of the General Commission for Carmelite Laity

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From the 25th to the 30th of June, 2014, the members of the General Commission for Carmelite Laity held a meeting in Rome. Those who took part were, Fr. Désiré Unen, O.Carm. (Ita-Congo), Fr. Joseph Hung, O.Carm. (SEL-Vietnam), Jennifer Wanjiku (Kenya), Normita Lacanilao (Philippines), José Araujo Filho (Brazil), Michele Bonanno (Italy), Juan Luis Laghi (Young People in Perú), María José García de la Barrera (Young People in Spain), under the leadership of Fr. Raúl Maraví, O.Carm., Councillor General and President of this commission.

Novena of Our Lady of Mount Carmel

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As the Feast of Our Lady of Mount Carmel is approaching, the Prior General has written a letter to the Carmelite family expressing his best wishes and inviting all members to celebrate the Feast, beginning with the Novena to Our Lady of Mount Carmel from 7 to 15 of July 2014.  This custom of the Novena of Our Lady of Mount Carmel before the feast is a long tradition and is observed by many Catholics throughout the world.

8th Centenary of the death of Saint Albert of Jerusalem


In order to mark the 8th Centenary of the death of Saint Albert of Jerusalem, the General Council of the Order have organized a weekend seminar in Rome from 10th to 12th October 2014. Those taking part will include the Prior General, Fr. Fernando Millan Romeral, O.Carm., the Superior General of the Discalced Carmelites, Fr. Saverio Cannistrà, OCD, Sr. Anastasia di Gerusalemme, O.Carm. (RAV), Fr. Enzo Mosca,

Provincial Chapter of the Province of the Most Pure Heart of Mary

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During the Provincial Chapter of the PCM Province held on 16-20 June 2014 were elected:

  • Prior Provincial:  Fr. William Harry, O.Carm.
  • Vice Prior Provincial:  Fr. Joseph Atcher, O.Carm.
  • First Councilor:  Fr. Samuel Citero, O.Carm.

Electoral Chapter of the Monastery of Valencia, Spain

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The Elective Chapter of the Carmelite Monastery of Valencia, Spain, was held 13 June 2014. The following were elected:

  • Prioress:  Sr. M. del Sagrario Lorite Beltrán, O.Carm.
  • 1st Councilor:   Sr. M. Auxiliadora Muñoz López, O.Carm.
  • 2nd Councilor:  Sr. M. Mercedes de la Cruz Medina Zárraga, O.Carm.

Brussels celebration to mark the the 4th centenary of the death of Fr. Jerome Gracián.


This year marks the 4th centenary of the death of Fr. Jerome Gracián who died in Brussels in 1614 (citoc-online 3/2014). Fr. Gracián was the friend and supporter of St. Teresa of Avila. On Sunday the 21st September 2014 at 15.30h at Couvent des Carmes,

Vitam Coelo Reddiderunt

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P. William Langan, (Hib)

Ortus: 31-08-38
P. Temp.: 15-09-57
P. Soll.: 15-10-60
Ord.: 19-12-64

Ep. Vitalis Wilderink, (Flum)
Episcopus Emeritus Itaguai, Brasil

Ortus: 30-11-31
P. Temp.: 22-01-52
P. Soll.: 30-01-55
Ord.: 07-07-57

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.

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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