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Carmel responds to Covid-19


Today people feel a helplessness that they have never felt before. In the face of a virus that spreads rapidly and has led to the death of many thousands of people throughout the world, we are caught between fear and hope, given that along with those who have died, an even greater number have been cured. The General Curia, by means of this website, wishes to offer a space that will help people to pray, for themselves and for the people they love.

1) We offer a daily Lectio divina: a prayerful reading of the Word of God,
2) Links to websites: streaming the celebration of the Eucharist on Sundays and weekdays,
3) A reflection corner: casting a Carmelite eye over all that is happening and bring to peoples’ attention some areas that we risk neglecting in the desire to deal with the frontline of the pandemic.


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Assembly of the Federation "Verge, Flor del Carmel", Spain

The Assembly of the Federation "Verge, Flor del Carmel" (Catalonia), was held 15 September 2020. The following were elected:

  • President:  Sr. María ...
Lectio Divina October 2020

The Laity’s Mission in the Church
We pray that by the virtue of baptism, the laity, especially women, may participate more in areas of responsibility in the Church.

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Sr. Caroline Schmutzer, (NUL)
Ortus: 21-06-24
P. Temp.: 29-10-56
P. Soll.: 29-10-59

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Electoral Chapter of the Monastery of Valencia, Spain

The Elective Chapter of the Carmelite Monastery of Valencia, Spain, was held 25 September 2020. The following were elected:

  • Prioress:  Sr. M ...
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St. Thérèse of the Child Jesus (OCD), Virgin and Doctor of the Church (Feast)

Saint Thérèse was born at Alençon in France on 2nd January 1873. Her parents were Louis Martin and Zélie Guérin. After the death of her mother on 28th August 1877, Thérèse and her family moved to Lisieux. 

Towards the end of 1879, she went to confession for the first time. Taught by the Benedictine nuns of Lisieux, she received First Holy Communion on 8th May 1884.

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Lectio: Luke 10:1-12

Ordinary Time
1) Opening prayer
you show your almighty power
in your mercy and forgiveness.
Continue to fill us with your gifts of love.
Help us to hurry towards the eternal life your promise
and come to share in the joys of your kingdom.
We ask this through our Lord Jesus Christ, your Son,
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Lectio Divina: The Holy Guardian Angel - Matthew 18:1-5,10
Lectio Divina: Luke 10:17-24
Lectio Divina: 27th Sunday in Ordinary Time (A)
Lectio Divina: Luke 10:25-37
Lectio Divina: Luke 10:38-42
Lectio Divina: Luke 11:1-4
Lectio Divina: Luke 11:5-13
  • Welcome!

    Message from the Prior General

    Dear Readers of this Website,

    Communication is such an important part of our lives and of our faith. It is at the heart of our relationship with God, and therefore, with one another. Good communication helps to build up the body of humanity. It is for this reason that I am happy to greet each one of you as readers of this website, the official website of our Order, and to express the wish that we may all be good readers and good communicators.
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  • The Carmelites

    The Carmelites? Who are we?


    The Holy Land, Mount Carmel to be exact. A mountain celebrated for its sheer beauty. Stretching out into the deep blue of the Mediterranean Sea Mount Carmel in the springtime of the year is a glow with the vivacious colouring of flowering shrubs and plants. A symbol for the beauty of Mary. On that mountain the first Carmelites came together, a unique group. Laymen, most of them, living as hermits in community. They took as their model one who appealed to many monks in the West, the Prophet Elijah.

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