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Activity of the Prior General

This past April 22, the Prior General, Fernando Millán Romeral, O. Carm., accompanied by several Carmelites from various communities, presided at a

A new Federation of Carmelite monasteries on the American continent

On May 21, the Congregation for Institutes of Consecrated Life and Societies of Apostolic Life established the new Federation "Nuestra Señora del

A meeting of the Federal leaders and the Commission for the Constitutions of the nuns

From May 21 to 29, at the Carmelite Centre in Sassone in Italy, the second assembly of the Federal Presidents and representatives of the non-federated


P. Theo Beusink, (Neer)
ORTUS: 15-08-32
P. TEMP.: 15-09-52
P. SOLL.: 15-09-55

P. Herman Bruggeman, (Neer)
Ortus: 08-04-36

New hopes for contemplative Carmel in Germany

The Carmelite Order has experienced two moments of celebration in Germany relating to the two contemplative female communities present in the Province

Beginning of the first nuns’ community in Vietnam

In the city of Vung Tau, in Vietnam, near the diocesan shrine dedicated to the Mother of God, a group of six consecrated women, who followed the Rule

Meeting of the O.Carm. and O.C.D. General Councils in Dublin

A meeting of the O.Carm. and O.C.D. General Councils took place in the Carmelite house of "Gort Muire" in Dublin, Ireland from the 27th to the 31st


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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."