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Thursday, 06 July 2023 09:58

Carmelite Nuns in Puerto Rico Celebrate Chapter

Carmelite monastery of San José in Trujillo Alto, Puerto Rico Carmelite monastery of San José in Trujillo Alto, Puerto Rico

The Carmelite monastery of San José in Trujillo Alto, Puerto Rico, celebrated its triennial elective chapter on June 30, 2023.

In 1642, the noble lady, Anna de Lanzós, donated her palace for a monastery in San Juan. King Philip IV issued royal permission in 1646. Efforts to import Carmelite nuns from Seville were blocked because of the dangers of sea travel. So three Dominican nuns came from Queen of Angels monastery in San Domingo came to initiate Carmelite life according to the Carmelite Rule (1651) and the monastery was canonically erected. Lady Anna, who donated her house to be the monastery, and her sister entered the monastery. After the Dominicans returned to their monastery, Anna took over as prioress. The monastery was later transferred to the cities of San Germán (1903) and Santurce (1910) and currently is in Trujillo Alto.

The results of the elective chapter were as follows:

Prioress | Priora | Priora:
Madre Carmen Noemí Marrero Marrero, O. Carm.

1st Councilor  | 1ª Consejera | 1ª Consigliera:
Sor Linda María Pérez González, O. Carm.

2nd Councilor | 2ª Consejera  | 2ª Consigliera:
Sor Lutgarda María Reyes Maldonado, O. Carm.

Director of Novices | Maestra de Novicias | Maestra delle Novizie:
Sor Linda María Pérez González, O. Carm.

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