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Presentation of the Prior General

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Rome, 25th September 2015
Prot.153/2015

RE: Presentation of the Prior General

Dear Brother/Sister,

On May 24, 2015, Feast of Pentecost, Pope Francisco published his encyclical letter Laudato Si, in which the Pope made a solemn appeal to the Church and all humanity to "protect our common home",

Fundamental Values of Carmelite Spirituality

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Most Rev. Fr. John Malley, O.Carm.

This presentation was given by the former Prior General of the Carmelite Order during the 4th International Lay Carmelite Congress held at Sassone, Rome, in September 2006, which had as its theme ‘Formation and Communication at the Service of the Community’.

It is a special joy to be with you at this International Congress of Lay Carmelites and to have the opportunity to renew many wonderful friendships that I have treasured in my past travels around the world. I have been asked by the organizing committee of the Congress to offer you some introductory thoughts about our spirituality and tradition, and I am very happy to do this.

Letter of the Prior General on the Solemnity of Our Lady of Mount Carmel 2015

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Fernando Millán Romeral, O.Carm., Prior General.

Dear brothers and sisters,

Another year gone by, and we are again looking forward to the feast of our Lady of Mount Carmel.  On account of that I would like to say a word to you all, first of all, to wish you a happy feast day and to

A MESSAGE FOR THE YEAR OF CONSECRATED LIFE

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The Year of Consecrated Life, which began some months ago is for us Carmelites an occasion for reflecting on some fundamental aspects of our life and charism. On this occasion, we, the Superiors General of the Carmelites and Discalced Carmelites, Fr. Fernando Millán Romeral and Fr. Saverio Cannistrà,

Pope’s Message to Bishop of Avila on St. Teresa’s Feast

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Pope Francis

To Monsignor Jesus Garcia Burillo, Bishop of Avila

Dear Brother:

On March 28, 1515, a girl was born in Avila who in time would be known as Saint Teresa of Jesus. As the fifth centenary of her birth approaches, I turn my gaze to that city to thank God for the gift of this great woman and to encourage the faithful of the beloved Diocese

Letter from the Prior General O.Carm and the Superior General O.C.D on Wadi Project

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Greetings from Rome!

Conscious of the common heritage and spirituality that we share, and as you may already know, our two Orders, O.Carm. and O.C.D., have been developing different joint projects over the past two decades, we would like to invite your participation in the work of conservation on Mount Carmel.

The Carmelite Constitutions 1995

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Dear Brothers,

It gives me great joy to present the text of our new constitutions to you. These were approved at the General Chapter celebrated in September 1995. They are the fruit of all our contributions, of the work of various experts over a period of some nine years, as well as of the study and the evaluation of the chapter delegates themselves.

The first part outlines our charism and mission as a contemplative fraternity in the midst of the people.

Letter of Pope Pius XII on the Scapular

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Pope Pius XII

To the Most Reverend Fathers

Prior General of the Order of the Brothers

of the Blessed Virgin Mary of Mount Carmel (O.Carm.)

&

Prepositus General of the Order of the Discalced Brothers

of the Blessed Virgin Mary of Mount Carmel (O.C.D.)

Christ is the way; Mary reflects the way; her Scapular is our keepsake on the way.

Final Message of the Generale Chapter MMXIII of The Brothers of the Blessed Virgin Mary of Mount Carmel

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A WORD OF HOPE AND SALVATION (Const. 24)

0. We, Carmelite Friars, gathered in General Chapter at Il Carmelo, Sassone, Italy (3-20 September 2013) from all over the world, greet our brothers and sisters of the Carmelite Family: grace and peace to you from God our Father and the Lord Jesus Christ.

1. We believe that God’s creative love revealed definitively in the Incarnate Word, Jesus Christ, in the power of the Holy Spirit calls us to continual transformation.

I Commend My Poor and My Sick to You...

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Letter from the Prior General FERNANDO MILLAN ROMERAL to the Carmelite Family on the occasion of the beatification of Father Angelo Paoli

19th March 2010 Solemnity of St. Joseph

Introduction

Carmel, with all its many groups and branches, is to be found nowadays in all five continents. It lives among many cultures and in many social contexts. Along with the more conventional ministries (parishes, schools, houses of spirituality), quite a number of Carmelites are involved in the work of peace and justice,

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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." 

 



by Dr. Radut