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Report from Asia-Australia-Oceania 2015

Asia is the birthplace of many great religions, and among them is Christianity. The apostolic exhortation Ecclesia in Asia praises God in explaining this continent, “It was in fact in Asia that God revealed and fulfilled his saving purpose from the beginning. He guided the patriarchs (cf. Gen 12) and called Moses

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Report from Americas 2015

The geographical region of the Americas covers a vast territory that is rich in its variety of cultures and centuries of history. The Carmelite friars are present and exercising ministry in thirteen different countries, from Canada in the north down to Argentina in the south.

Er sei für immer gepriesen, weil er so lange auf mich gewartet hat

Brief

des Generalpriors O.Carm. P. Fernando Millán Romeral

und

des Generaloberen OCD P. Saverio Cannistrà

zum Jubiläum der Barmherzigkeit
An die Schwestern und Brüder der Karmelitanischen Familie.

Friede!

Report from Africa 2015

The year 2015 began on a very positive note. The All Africa Carmelite Leaders and Formators Assembly took place at Boko Spiritual Centre, Dar es Salam, Tanzania. A total of 17 persons attended including the organisers and translation staff. All seven countries were represented:

Humble Servants: The Canonization of Louis and Zélie Martin

On Sunday October 18, 2015, Pope Francis presided at Mass in St. Peter’s Square which included the Rite of Canonization. Earlier this year, on June 27, 2015, at the Ordinary Consistory in the Vatican, the Pope approved the canonization of Louis Martin and his wife Zélie.

Report from Europe 2015

In September of this year (2015), the Provincials, Commissaries and Delegates General of the European Geographical Area of the Order met at Saint Albert’s International Centre in Rome (CISA). This group meets every eighteen months to review the situation

The Gift of Silence, Solitude and “The Cell”

Recently retired, I drop off my granddaughter at my parish's Catholic school. Morning mass in my own parish church conflicts with the school start time, so, finding another church with a mass schedule that fits the time constraints,

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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."