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Prior General (2019-2025)

Father Míceál O'Neill, O.Carm.,- Prior Generalis Ordinis


Míceál O'Neill was born in 1952 in Galway, Ireland, the youngest of five brothers and the son of Séamus O'Neill, and Mary (Mollie) Moran

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Letter of the Prior General on the Solemnity of Our Lady of Mount Carmel 2020

A letter to Carmelite Friars, Contemplative Sisters, Sisters and Brothers of Congregations of Apostolic Life, Members of the Carmelite Third Order

Video Message of the Prior General on the Solemnity of Our Lady of Mount Carmel 2020

As the Feast of Our Lady of Mount Carmel is approaching, the Prior General sends a short video message to the Carmelite Family expressing his best

The feast of Saint Angelus of Sicily

Dear Brothers and Sisters,

Today I join with the very many people who are celebrating the feast of Saint Angelus of Sicily, and my first thought is to pray for his intercession and protection for a

Message to the Order re the Coronavirus

Dear Brothers and Sisters,

on this rare occasion I want to address a word of support to all our members who in one way or another are affected by

For the Third Centenary of the death of Blessed Angelo Paoli, 20 January, 2020

The Third Centenary of the death of Blessed Angelo Paoli is an opportunity for the Carmelite Family to give thanks to God and to reflect on the life of this holy man who was formed in the school of

Christmas greetings 2019

Greetings from the prior general on Christmas 2019.

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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."