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Joy in Contemplative Community - I FIND JOY IN THE DEPTHS OF SHEER SILENCE admin Fri, 2016-06-10 00:00

Silence in the heart, silence in prayer, silence where we live, silence in a noisy world…

Listening to the Scriptures

The building of the Temple was done with quarry - dressed stone; no sound of hammer or pick or any iron tool was to be heard in the Temple while it was being built. (1 Kings 6: 7)

He said, “Go out and stand on the mountain before the Lord, for the Lord is about to pass by.” Now there was a

Joy in Contemplative Community - I FIND JOY IN LIVING IN COMMUNION WITH JESUS admin Sun, 2016-06-05 14:29

My living in allegiance to Jesus Christ means, for me, living in communion with him.

Listening to the Scriptures

But whatever gain I had, I counted as loss for the sake of Christ. Indeed, I count everything as loss because of the surpassing worth of knowing Christ Jesus my Lord. For his sake I have suffered the loss of all things, and count them as refuse, in order that I may gain Christ and be found in him, (Phil. 3, 8-9)

Letter from the Commission for Evangelization and Mission admin Mon, 2015-04-27 22:14

Dear Brother or Sister,

Following the General Chapter of 2013 and its final message addressed to the whole Carmelite Family, the new Council of the Order established a commission for evangelization and mission.

First meeting of the new General Commission for Evangelisation and Mission

The first meeting of the new General Commission for Evangelisation and Mission took place recently at the Casa Generalizia in Rome, from Friday the 26th to Sunday the 28th of September.

Evangelization of The Order

1. Members of the International Commission

Frs. Antonio Silvio da Costa Junior (Flum.), Wilfrid McGreal (Brit.), Ronald Oakham (PCM), Matteo Palumbo (Ita.), Francisco Daza Valverde (Baet.), Christopher Exala (Phil.),  Cleophas Kakule (Ita. RDC), Désiré Unen Alimange.

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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."