The seventh meeting of the Commission for Prayer and Liturgy was held at the Curia on January 31 - February 1, 2019. The meeting was attended by Frs Michael Farrugia (Procurator General), Chairman,
“Offer to God the Sacrifice of Praise” (Psalm 50:14)
The Carmelite International Congress on the Liturgy took place from 16-20 April 2018 at Il Carmelo in Sassone, Rome with 32 participants drawn from across the Order. The Prior General presided at the opening Eucharist and then welcomed the participants. He encouraged us to recognize the link between Carmelite Spirituality and Liturgy (Constitutions 71 & 86).
Universal: Interreligious Dialogue - That sincere dialogue among men and women of different faiths may produce the fruits of peace and justice.
Evangelization: Christian Unity- That by means of dialogue and fraternal charity and with the grace of the Holy Spirit, Christians may overcome divisions.
The third meeting of the Commission for Liturgy and Prayer in the Order took place at CISA, April 24 – 25, 2015. Present were: Frs. Francisco de Sales Alencar Batista (President), Edmondo Caruana (Mel), Michael Farrugia (Procurator General), Giovanni Grosso (Postulator General),
Prayer is the center of our lives and cannot be eliminated from a community and an authentic ministry flow. The prayer of the Carmelite community is a sign to the world that the Church prays [..]. Liturgical prayer is the highest form of encounter with God in the community and actualizes what is celebrated. Personal prayer is closely connected with the liturgical prayer: one flows from the other (Con. 64, 69).
A few days back we mentioned that a Carmelite Rite Mass was due to be celebrated on Ascension Thursday.
We are pleased to be able to present some photos of this historic event, celebrated by Fr. Romaeus Cooney O. Carm.
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."