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On-going formation course in Spain

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On the occasion of the 5th centenary of the birth of St. Teresa of Jesus, on September 7 – 17, 2014, forty-eight Carmelites coming from 16 countries around the world gathered in Avila and Salamanca, Spain, for their on-going formation course. The course was organised by the General Formation Commission, chaired by Fr. Benny Phang, General Councilor for Asia, Australia and Oceania, and its administrative secretary,

Vitam Coelo Reddiderunt


P. Angelinus Pots, (Ger)

Ortus: 05-07-27
P. Temp.: 10-09-49
P. Soll. 10-09-52
Ord.: 10-07-55

P. Cees Bartels, (Neer)

Meeting of the coordinating team of the Carmelite NGO


The coordinating team of Carmelite NGO met on September 17, 2013 in Rome.  The members present were Sr Jane Remson (COLMC), Conrad Mutizamhepo, O.Carm., General Councilor for Africa, William Harry, O.Carm. (PCM), Hariawan Adji, O.Carm. (Indo), Sr Blaise Fernando (COLMC), Sr Annah Theresa Nyadombo (HOLMC), Arie Kuil, O.Carm. (Neer), Eduardo Agosta Scarel,

General Chapter of the Congregation of Putri Karmel


The General Chapter of the Carmelite Sisters of the Congregation of Putri Karmel was held from 7th to 16th August 2014 at Pertapaan Karmel Ngadireso, Malang, Indonesia. The following were elected:

  • Superior General:  Sr. Marietta S. Purwantini, P.Karm.
  • Vice General I:  Sr. Maria Petra, P.Karm.
  • Vice General II: Sr. Maria Skolastika, P.Karm.

Celebration of the 400th Anniversary of the death of Fr. Jerome Gracián


The first part of the celebrations to mark the 400th anniversary of the death of Father Jerome Gracián (Valladolid, June 6, 1545 - Brussels, 21 September 1614) took place on September 21, 2014, exactly 400 years after his death, in the church of the Discalzed Carmelites, Brussels, Belgium.

First meeting of the General Commission for Justice, Peace and Integrity of Creation of the Order

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The first meeting of the Justice, Peace and Integrity of Creation Commission took place from September 11-15, 2014. Members attending included: Sr Jane Remson (President, Carmelite NGO), Mark Zittle, O.Carm (SEL), Franciscus Xaverius Hariawan Adji, O.Carm (Indo), Eduardo Agosta Scarel, O.Carm (ACV-Arg),

8th Centenary of the death of Saint Albert of Jerusalem, Bishop and Lawgiver of the Order


Saint Albert was born towards the middle of the 12th century in Castel Gualtieri in Emilia, Italy. He entered the Canons Regular of the Holy Cross at Mortara, Pavia, and became Prior there in 1180. In 1184, he was named bishop of Bobbio, and the following year he was transferred to Vercelli

Letter of the two Generals O.Carm. and OCD


The Prior General of the Carmelites, Fr. Fernando Millán Romeral O. Carm together with the Superior General of the Discalced Carmelites, Fr.  Saverio Cannistrà, OCD., have sent a letter to all the members of the great Carmelite family throughout the world on the occasion of the restoration and maintenance project for the ruins

First meeting of the General Finance Commission


The General Finance Commission of the Order met in Rome from 1 September – 4 September. Members include: Albert Anuszewski, OSST, Günter Benker (Ger), Christian Buenafe (Phil), Fintan Burke (Hib), Agostinho Castro (Lus), Anna De Giglio (Neap-Lay), Alfredo Di Cerbo (Brun), Michael Kissane (SEL) and Carl Markelz, Economo Generale.

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
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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. 

All of these we live under the protection, inspiration and guidance of Mary, Our Lady of Mount Carmel, whom we honor as "our Mother and sister." 


by Dr. Radut