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The Beatification in Tarragona of the Carmelite Martyrs of the 20th Century in Spain, Carmelo Maria Moyano Linares and 9 companions, and Alberto Marco Alemán and 8 companions.


On Sunday, October 13 last, the beatification of a group of 522 “Martyrs of the 20th Century in Spain” took place in Tarragona (Spain). The Carmelites, Blessed Carmelo Maria Moyano and 9 companions (Bética Province) and Blessed Marco Alemán and 8 companions (Province of Castile) were among the group.

Vitam Coelo Reddiderunt


Fr. David Balok, (PCM)

Ortus: 17-03-67
P. Temp.: 09-06-08
P. Soll.: 18-08-12

P. Fredericus Kasmono Purwoadisasmito, (Indo)

Beatification in Tarragona, Spain


Next Sunday, 13th October, in Tarragona, in the Catalonian region of Spain, the pope’s representative, Cardinal Angelo Amato SDB will celebrate a Mass during which 522 martyrs of 20th century Spain will be beatified. Among these there are two groups of Carmelites: first, that of Fr. Alberto Marco Alemán,

Causa Nostrae Letitiae


September 2013

Initium Novitiatus

  • 29-09-13 Vito Saracino (Hib), Salamanca, España
  • 29-09-13 Antonio Tejero Sánchez (Baet) Salamanca, España
  • 29-09-13 James Hinchcliffe (Brit) Salamanca, España
  • 29-09-13 Luis Enrique Reynoso Batista (Arag-Ant) Salamanca, España
  • 29-09-13 Wallington Isaac Rosario de la Cruz (Arag-Ant) Salamanca, España



On 26 September 2013 Pope Francis appointed as consultor of the Office of Liturgical Celebrations of the Supreme Pontiff Fr. Giuseppe Midili, O. Carm., member of the Italian Province. Fr. Giuseppe is director of the Liturgical Office of the diocese of Rome and lecturer in pastoral liturgy at the Pontifical Liturgical Institute of St. Anselm in Rome.

Vitam Coelo Reddiderunt


Sr. Elia Wesselink, (ZEN)

Ortus: 23-05-18
P. Temp.: 22-05-41
P. Soll.: 22-05-44

P. Giuliano Santucci, (Ita)

Ortus: 18-01-46
P. Temp.: 06-10-62
P. Soll.: 22-01-67
Ord.: 01-03-70

P. Giuseppe Russo, (Brun)

Final Days of the General Chapter


Thursday, 19 September

After Wednesday’s visit to Rome for the audience of the Holy Father, the General Chapter returned to its work. The entire day was dedicated to the study of and votation on various proposals and recommendations. Some of these items came from different friars and provinces, others from the Commissions of the Order or General Council. The areas treated included adaptations and changes in the Constitutions, Formation, Liturgy, Economics and Identity/Mission.  The General Financial Directory of the Order was approved and there was a long discussion regarding the support within the Order and its missions.

General Chapter: General Audience with Pope Francis

General Chapter
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The members of the Chapter along with the other invited members of the Carmelite Family, went to St. Peter’s Square in the morning, for the General Audience with Pope Francis. It was a very moving occasion for all who were there. As he was welcoming the people, Pope Francis turned to the members of the General Chapter with a warm and kindly greeting. In his catechesis the Pope used the image of the mother in order to talk about the Church,

General Chapter: Feast Day of Saint Albert the Lawgiver - Tuesday, September 17, 2013


This morning, the Chapter, together with representatives of the Carmelite Family, listened to Father Josef Jancar described the situation with the Carmelite Family for the last six years.

In May 2011, there was an International Gathering of the Carmelite Family at Sassone in Rome. Immediately following it was a meeting between the General Council and General Superiors of the congregations affiliated to the Order.

General Chapter: Carmelite Family Day - Monday, September 16, 2013


The day began with members of the Carmelite Family joining the Chapter for our presentations, reflections and discussions.  The Eucharist was presided by Most Reverend Saverio Cannistrà, OCD, Preposit General of the Discalced Carmelites.

After Mass, Fr. Saverio addressed the assembly by challenging us

Syndicate content
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