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Carmelite General Commission for Justice, Peace and Integrity of Creation

The General Commission for Justice, Peace and Integrity of Creation met for its last session of the sessennium from 6-11 May 2019. Since its ...

An Easter Reflection

On Easter day and throughout the Easter season we celebrate the most important of Christian feasts.  We celebrate the day on which God through the power of the Spirit raised Jesus from the dead.  This

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News from the Office of the Postulator General

On March 30, 2019, the mortal remains of the Servant of God Fr. Elia Carbonaro O.Carm. (1883-1973) were moved to the chapel of St. Albert in the ...

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A new development in the case of Beatification and Canonization of Fr Avertan Fenech O.Carm

The latest development in the case of the Beatification and Canonization of the Servant of God, Fr Avertan Fenech O.Carm took place last year in March ...

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The stations of the Cross and Lenten reflections

Lectio Divina: John 14:27-31a

Easter Season

1) Opening prayer

Lord our God, almighty Father,
You have absolute power over the world,
and yet You respect the freedom of people,
even of those who persecute Your faithful.

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Lectio Divina: John 15:1-8
Lectio Divina: John 15:9-11
Lectio Divina: John 15:12-17
Lectio Divina: John 15:18-21
Lectio Divina: 6th Sunday of Easter (C)
Lectio Divina: John 15:26 - 16:4a
Lectio Divina: John 16:5-11


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    Message from the Prior General

    Dear friends of Carmel,

    Firstly, I want to welcome those of you who are visiting this website of the Carmelite Order. New technologies offer us the possibility to get mountains of information. The website of the Carmelite Order actually wants to do more, it wants to provide you with a space for reflection, a space to be in contact with spirituality, with tradition and with the charism of Carmel, a place of encounter among all the members of the Carmelite Family: friars, nuns, religious sisters, lay people, Carmelite youth, and everyone who, for one reason or another, is interested in the spiritual world of Carmel.
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  • The Carmelites

    The Carmelites? Who are we?


    The Holy Land, Mount Carmel to be exact. A mountain celebrated for its sheer beauty. Stretching out into the deep blue of the Mediterranean Sea Mount Carmel in the springtime of the year is a glow with the vivacious colouring of flowering shrubs and plants. A symbol for the beauty of Mary. On that mountain the first Carmelites came together, a unique group. Laymen, most of them, living as hermits in community. They took as their model one who appealed to many monks in the West, the Prophet Elijah.

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