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A Meeting of African Carmelite Leaders and Formators


A meeting of African Carmelite leaders and formators took place from the 22nd January 2015 to the 26th January 2015, at the spiritual centre of the Carmelite Missionary Sisters of St. Thérèse of the Child Jesus in Dar es Salaam, Tanzania.

Course in English Language at Aylesford: 1st July - 31th July 2015


The British Province and the Aylesford Community are pleased to announce that following the success of the English Summer School in 2014, a second course will be run from 1 to 31 July, 2015. In the first instance,

Causa Nostrae Letitiae - Ianuarius 2015

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Initium Novitiatus

  • 17-01-15 Luciano Santos de Araújo (Pern), Belo Horizonte, Brasil
  • 17-01-15 Renan Luiz dos Santos (Pern), Belo Horizonte, Brasil
  • 17-01-15 Luiz Filipe da Cruz (Par), Belo Horizonte, Brasil

The Bibliotheca Carmelitana Nova Website


The website of the Bibliotheca Carmelitana Nova is now open on the internet. The project was organised by the Institutum Carmelitanum in conjunction with the FOVOG (Forschungsstelle fur Vergleichende Ordensgeschichte), an institute that is part of the University of Dresden, Germany,

The Central Committee of the Institutum Carmelitanum held its first meeting


The newly constituted Central Committee of the Institutum Carmelitanum held its first meeting January 26-29 at CISA in Rome.  President Michael Plattig (Ger) welcomed several new members: Rivaldave Paz Torquato (Par), Rico Ponce (Phil), Sr. Anastasia Cucca (RAV), and Edeltraud Klueting (TOC Germany).

Fr. Bruno Secondin, O.Carm. invited to preach the retreat for the Pope and the Curia

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“Servants and Prophets of the Living God” is the theme of the retreat scheduled for the 22nd to the 27th of February which Pope Francis will attend along with the members of the Roman Curia. The retreat will be held at the Casa Divin Maestro in Ariccia on the outskirts of Rome. The meditations which will offer a pastoral Reading of the prophet Elijah, will be led by the Carmelite Fr. Bruno Secondin, O.Carm. (from the Osservatore Romano)

Assembly of the Provincial Commissariat of Peru (PCM)


During the Assembly of the Provincial Commissariat of Peru (PCM) held on 20-23 January 2015 were elected:

  • Commissary Provincial:  Fr. Miguel Bacigalupo, O.Carm.
  • First Councilor:  Fr. Gerald Payea, O.Carm.
  • Second Councilor:  Fr. Eduardo Rivero, O.Carm.

Electronic newsletter for the Lay Carmelites

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We are pleased to present the second bulletin for the Lay Carmelites. This time we share different activities and initiatives of our laity and youth in various parts of the world. We keep the hope that all this will continue to consolidate us as a great international Carmelite Family.

Vitam Coelo Reddiderunt


Sr. M. Angelica Domenici, (FIR)

Ortus: 18-12-24
P. Temp.: 07-01-51
P. Soll.: 10-01-54

Sr. Martha Haafkes, (ZEN)

Air Asia crash


On December 28, 2014, Air Asia flight no. QZ8501 from Juanda - Surabaya to Changi - Singapore crashed in the sea of Pangkalan Bun – Borneo. 157 passengers and crew members are believed to have been lost. Among them one were a student and 4 alumni of St. Albert High School in Malang – 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