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A Meeting of the General Council


In the recent plenary meeting of the General Council, that took place from the 10th to the 12th of October, a very positive evaluation was made of the General Congregation celebrated not long ago in Fatima. In addition to the  ordinary work of administration the General Council appointed

Fr. Giampiero Molinari, O.Carm. as the Sub-prior of the Curia community. The Council further decided that Fr. Mario Esposito, O.Carm. (SEL), will remain in the United States of America, in order to work with the various causes for beatification and canonisation that are underway in that part of the world.

The General Council, gave its approval for the transfer of documents from the current Archive at the Curia to the historical Archive (located in CISA). All the documents pertaining to the years 1938 to 1965 will be moved. At that point they will be available to researchers and historians.  Fr. Mario Alfarano, O.Carm. the General Archivist, and Fr. Roby Chaklaparambu, O.Carm. (STSA), the Curia Archivist, will work together to complete this process.

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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."