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The activities of the Prior General

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Last 29th of November, the Prior General, Fernando Millán Romeral, O.Carm., in the company of Fr. Benny Phang Khong Wing, O.Carm., Councillor General for Asia, Australia and Oceania, attended the Vigil of Prayer in the Basilica of Saint Mary Major in Rome, which marked the opening of the Year of Consecrated Life. The Vigil was led by Archbishop José Rodriguez Carballo,

The Ordinary Bi-annual meeting of the General Councils O.Carm.- OCD

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On December 15 the biannual meeting of the O.Carm. General Council with the members of the General Council of the Discalced Carmelites took place in the General Curia of the Discalced Carmelites. First, there was an assessment of the eighth centenary celebration of the death of St.

A Meeting of the International Secretariat for Nuns

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From the 29th of November to the 2nd of December last, the first meeting of the International Secretariat for Carmelite Nuns took place in the Carmelite monastery of the Incarnation in Zaragoza in Spain. Those who attended were, Fr. Mario Alfarano (General Delegate for the Nuns), Sr. M. Pilar Simon i Blasco (BAR), Sr. Inés M. Carmona Ortiz (TRU), Sr. M. Elena Tolentino

Community Retreat at the General Curia


On Sunday 14th December 2014 the members of the General Curia community gathered together for their Advent retreat. The Undersecretary of the Congregation for the Institutes of Consecrated Life and Societies of Apostolic Life, Sr.

Carmelite NGO Resource Available for Celebration of World Human Rights Day with a Day of Prayer on December 10

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The Carmelite NGO has prepared a short prayer service and is making it available to those interested in celebrating World Human Rights Day on December 10. The service is entitled “We Are In Awe of the Human Person” and uses selections from the Scriptures as well quotes from Carmelite saints.

Causa Nostrae Letitiae - November 2014

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Initium Novitiatus

  • 01-10-14 Annamaria Bucci (CER), Cerreto, Italia

Professio Temporanea

  • 08-11-14 M. Carolina Tineo Brito (SLC), Santiago de Los Caballeros, República Dominicana

Professio Solemnis

  • 01-11-14 Joseph Vinh Nguyen (SEL) Ho Chi Minh City, Vietnam
  • 01-11-14 Francis X. Pio Khoa Nguyen (SEL) Ho Chi Minh City, Vietnam
  • 01-11-14 Dominic Mary Hung Nguyen (SEL) Ho Chi Minh City, Vietnam
  • 01-11-14 Paul Hung Tran (SEL) Ho Chi Minh City, Vietnam

Vitam Coelo Reddiderunt


Fr. Nazzarenu Micallef, (Mel)

Ortus: 13-12-33
P. Temp.: 01-12-69
P. Soll.: 12-12-71

Sr. M. Trinidad Labrador Carranza, (ZAR)

Ortus: 03-06-28
P. Temp.: 13-05-51
P. Soll.: 13-05-54


The 84th Biannual Assembly of the USG


From the 26th to the 28th of November, just gone by, the Prior General, Fernando Millán Romeral, O.Carm., took part in the 84th Biannual Assembly of the Union of Superiors General (USG) in Rome, the theme of which was, “Towards new relationships for a culture of encounter”.

Second Meeting of the Commission on Liturgy & Prayer


The second meeting of the Commission on Prayer & Liturgy took place in the Curia on Friday and Saturday, November 21-22, 2014. The members of the Commission are Fathers Francisco de Sales Alencar Batista (Secretary General), Chairman, Edmondo Caruana (Mel), Giuseppe M. Midili (Ita),

Electoral Chapter of the Monastery of Villalba, Spain

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The Elective Chapter of the Carmelite Monastery of Villalba, Spain, was held 21 November 2014. The following were elected:

  • Prioress:  Sr. M. Pilar Martín Gómez, O.Carm.
  • 1st Councilor:  Sr. M. del Mar Domínguez Castizo, O.Carm.
  • 2nd Councilor:  Sr. M. del Carmen del Toro Medina, O.Carm.
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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