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Displaying items by tag: Elections

During the first full assembly of the General Delegation of Bohemia and Moravia, held on April 16-18, 2024, (CITOC 68/2024), the participants discussed leadership for the Delegation.

Following consultation of the members, the General Council appointed Fr. Serafim Smejkal to be the new General Delegate. Fr. Marian Masařík and Fr. Vojtěch Kodet were appointed as his councilors.

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The Carmelite Nuns of the Monastery of Santa Ana Celebrated Their Triennial Elective Chapter on May 15, 2024

The monastery was founded in Paterna del Campo (Huelva) in 1537, with nuns of the community of the monastery of Bethlehem (Seville) which itself was founded in 1513. After 59 years in Paterna the nuns moved to Seville “because the poverty of that place could not give the nuns what they needed.”

The Carmelites arrived in Seville on July 26, 1594, the feast of St. Anne. They stayed in a house in Rosario Street for 12 years when they moved to the present monastery's location in “the neighborhood of San Lorenzo on the street now named after the monastery. That move was made on September 9, 1606, while Master Fray Alonso de Bohórquez was Provincial of Andalusia. His authority facilitated the move and it was accomplished with little difficulty.”

The monastery has distinguished itself by the many foundations that it has made through the centuries spreading Carmel.

The results of the elective chapter were as follows:

Prioress | Priora | Priora:  
Sor María Teresa Molina Sánchez, O. Carm.

1st Councilor  | 1ª Consejera | 1ª Consigliera:
Sor María Isabel Moreno de la Torre, O. Carm.

2nd Councilor | 2ª Consejera 2ª Consigliera:
Sor María de Cristo Rey Mora Pérez, O. Carm.

3rd Councilor | 3ª Consejera 3ª Consigliera:
Sor Hermelinda de María Guadalupe Bal Pichiyá, O. Carm.

4th Councilor | 4ª Consejera 4ª Consigliera:
Sor Blanca de Jesús Toro Sierra, O. Carm.

Treasurer | Ecónoma | Economa
Sor Hermelinda de María Guadalupe Bal Pichiyá, O. Carm.

Formator | Formadora | Formatrice
Sor María Isabel Moreno de la Torre, O. Carm.

Sacristan | Sacristana | Sacrestana
Sor Eliana Patricia López Agudelo, O. Carm.

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Friday, 09 February 2024 08:09

The Province of Malta Celebrates Its Elections

The Province of Malta Celebrates Its Elections in First Part of the Provincial Chapter

During the first part of the Provincial Chapter held February 5-9, 2024, the elections of the leadership of the Province of Malta took place. The gathering was held at the Dar il-Ħaninn Samaritan Center of the Society of Christian Doctine (M.U.S.E.U.M.) whose founder was St. George Preca, a Third Order Carmelite. During the meetings, the elections for the the prior provincial and councilors were held.  

Míċéal O'Neill, the prior general, accompanied by Richard Byrne, the Councillor for the Europe, also participated as did Michael Farrugia, procurator general and member of the province.

The following members were elected to leadership at the meeting:

Prior Provincial | Prior Provincial | Priore Provinciale
Charles Mallia, O. Carm.

1st Councilor | 1er Consejero | 1Consigliere
Maurice Abela, O. Carm
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2nd Councilor | 2do Consejero | 2Consigliere
Martin D. Schembri, O. Carm.

3rd Councilor | 3er Consejero | 3Consigliere
Alexander Scerri, O. Carm.

4th Councilor | 4to Consejero | 4Consigliere
Ivan Scicluna, O. Carm.

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On February 1, 2024, the triennial chapter of the Carmelite nuns of the Monastery of the Incarnation in Zaragoza, Spain, took place. Archbishop of Zaragoza, Mons. Carlos Manuel Escribano led the election of the prioress. Following the election of the prioress, the chapter reunited and continued with the elections of the other offices of the monastery.

In 1614 the license for the foundation of the Convent of the Incarnation in Zaragoza was granted. Ana Carrillo, the foundress, gave a large dowry, along with two of her nieces, who would enter the convent to become Carmelites. The following year, in July, Carmelite nuns from different houses of the order arrived to take possession and inaugurate the monastery. Among these was Ven. Seraphina Bonastre (1649) assisted by the prior provincial of Aragon at the time, Michael Ripoll.

With the foundress' property, they acquired a house, patio, and orchard and began the construction of the house. Soon the funds ran out but, with great difficulty, they managed to finish the work and keep the foundation open.

During the government's seizure of ecclesiastical property, what is known as the ecclesiastical confiscations of Mendizábal (1835-1837), the community managed to subsist by dedicating itself to teaching.

The monastery belongs to the Mater Unitatis Federation.

The results of the elective chapter were as follows:

Prioress | Priora | Priora:  
Madre Hannah Wairimu Kamau Ngigi, O. Carm.

1st Councilor  | 1ª Consejera | 1ª Consigliera:
Hna. Elena-María Samper, O. Carm.

2nd Councilor | 2ª Consejera 2ª Consigliera:
Hna. Mónica Macharia, O. Carm.

3rd Councilor | 3ª Consejera 3ª Consigliera:
Hna. Lilian Irima, O. Carm.

4th Councilor | 4ª Consejera 4ª Consigliera:
Hna. Claudia Raozivola, O. Carm.

Treasurer | Ecónoma | Economa
Hna. Lilian Irima, O. Carm.

Formator | Formadora | Formatrice
Hna. Everline Alina, O. Carm.


Sacristan | Sacristana | Sacrestana
Hna. Mónica Macharia, O. Carm.

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Tuesday, 05 December 2023 15:25

Carmelite Nuns in Valencia Celebrate Chapter

On December 4, the triennial chapter of the Carmelite nuns of the Monastery of the Incarnation of the Divine Word in Valencia, Spain, took place beginning at 10 o'clock in the morning.

On October 6, 1502, seven women, (Sister Francisca Estaña, Sister Ofresina Caldesa, Sister Isabel Moragues, Sister Ana Heredia, Sister Angela Heredia, Sister Juana Gomis and Sister Isabel Ameller) gathered in Valencia-- although not at the current location of the monastery to live the life of Carmel. Present at the ceremony were Father Luis Mercader, prior of the monastery of Vall de Crist, visitator and reformer of the Kingdom of Valencia and later bishop of Tortosa and general inquisitor in the Kingdoms of Aragon, and Master Pedro Estaña, prior of the convent of Carmen de la Ciudad del Turia. Sister Francisca Estaña was elected prioress.

The Carmel was originally dedicated to the Immaculate Conception of the Virgin. The house and orchards that Pedro Ramón Dalmáu bought were enclosed. However, the Poor Clares of the Royal Monastery of Santa Isabel and Santa Clara complained to King Ferdinand the Catholic about the damage that would be done to the old Chapel of La Puridad with the foundation of the new convent. Ferdinand agreed and the works of the new convent were stopped. This forced the Carmelites, in order to move forward, to give in and a year later, in September 1503, they changed the name of the monastery from that of that Conception for that of the Incarnation.

During the Civil War in 1936-1939, the monastery was destroyed and a new one built following the war. It was completed in 1961.

For more information about the history of the monastery of the Incarnation in Valencia (in Spanish), go here

The results of the elective chapter were as follows:

Prioress | Priora | Priora:  
Sor  Mdel Sagrario Lorite Beltrán, O. Carm.

1st Councilor  | 1ª Consejera | 1ª Consigliera:
Sor Ma Norayma Coromoto Morales Montilla, O. Carm.

2nd Councilor | 2ª Consejera 2ª Consigliera:
Sor Ma Mercedes de la Cruz Medina Zárraga, O. Carm.

Treasurer | Ecónoma | Economa
Sor Ma Mercedes de la Cruz Medina Zárraga, O. Carm.

Formator | Formadora | Formatrice
Sor Ma Norayma Coromoto Morales Montilla, O. Carm.


Sacristan | Sacristana | Sacrestana
Sor Ma Manuela de Jesús Medina Triguero, O. Carm.

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The Carmelite nuns of Wahpeton (USA) held their triennial elections on November 1, 2023. Presiding over the election was Bishop John T. Folda, Bishop of Fargo. He also offered Mass before the beginning of the meetings and opened the Chapter with a prayer that the Holy Spirit would open minds and hearts to God’s grace in the lives of the sisters and the community and that the prioress would be a servant after the Heart of Jesus.

The monastery was founded 69 years ago by Sr. Rosa of the Sacred Heart of Jesus and six nuns from the Carmelite monastery in Allentown, Pennsylvania. The date of the foundation is October 24, 1954.

The website of the monastery is https://www.carmelofmary.org

The results of the elective chapter were as follows:

Prioress | Priora | Priora:  
Sr. Madonna of the Assumption Morales, O. Carm.

1st Councilor  | 1ª Consejera | 1ª Consigliera:
Sr. Margaret Mary of the Sacred Heart Sticka, O. Carm.

2nd Councilor | 2ª Consejera 2ª Consigliera:
Sr. Joseph Marie of the Child Jesus Bedard, O. Carm.

Treasurer | Ecónoma | Economa
Sr. Veronica of the Immaculate Heart of Mary Hartley, O. Carm.

Formator | Formadora | Formatrice
Sr. Margaret Mary of the Sacred Heart Sticka, O. Carm.


Sacristan | Sacristana | Sacrestana
Sr. Veronica of the Immaculate Heart of Mary, O. Carm.

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Carmelite Nuns in La Vega, Dominican Republic, Celebrate Elective Chapter

The nuns of the community of the Maria Ecclesiae Mater (Mary Mother of the Church) Carmelite Monastery held their triennial elective Chapter on Thursday, October 26, 2023.

The monastery was founded on November 21, 1976, by Carmelite nuns from Santiago de los Caballeros (Dominican Republic) , Ravenna (Italy), and Trujillo Alto (Puerto Rico). After seven years at their original foundation, the nuns moved to a new monastery on November 20, 1983.

The results of the elective chapter were as follows:

Prioress | Priora | Priora:  
Hna. María del Carmen Ferreira, O. Carm.

1st Councilor  | 1ª Consejera | 1ª Consigliera:
Hma. Ana María Arroyo, O. Carm.

2nd Councilor | 2ª Consejera 2ª Consigliera:
Hma. María Lillian Ferreira, O. Carm.

3rd Councilor | 3ª Consejera 3ª Consigliera: 
Hma. María Jacinta Paniagua, O. Carm.

4th Councilor | 4ª Consejera 4ª Consigliera: 
Hma. María Antonia Isidor de Leon, O. Carm.

Treasurer | Ecónoma | Economa
Hma. Ana María Arroyo, O. Carm.

Formator | Formadora | Formatrice
Hma. María Lillian Ferreira, O. Carm.

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The nuns of the community of the Holy Family (Carmelo da Sagrada Família) Carmelite Monastery held their triennial elective Chapter on October 18, 2023. The Chapter was presided over by the bishop of the Diocese of Bragança-Miranda, Bishop Nuno Manuel dos Santos Almeida. The Carmelite General Commissary of Portugal, Agostinho Marques Castro, was also present.

Sérgioni Ancelmo da Silva, of the Province of Pernambuco, is the assistant at the monastery while he studies at the Universidad Católica Portuguesa.

The monastery was founded in 1947 by the Carmelite nuns from St. Ann's in Seville, Spain, headed by Sr. Maria of Fatima and of the Holy Face together with Sr. Maria Pilar. Moncorvo is the first enclosed monastery in Portugal after the laws of the 19th century.

The results of the elective chapter were as follows:

Prioress | Priora | Priora:  
Irmã Maria Imaculada Conceição Nevado, O. Carm. 

1st Councilor  | 1ª Consejera | 1ª Consigliera:
Irmã Maria da Sagrada Familia Costa, O. Carm.

2nd Councilor | 2ª Consejera 2ª Consigliera:
Irmã Maria Martina de Jesus Crucificado Dume, O. Carm.

3rd Councilor | 3ª Consejera 3ª Consigliera: 
Irmã Maria de Cristo Rei Valdigem, O. Carm.

4th Councilor | 4ª Consejera 4ª Consigliera: 
Irmã Maria da Natividade da SS. Virgem Gomes, O. Carm.

Treasurer | Ecónoma | Economa
Irmã Maria Martina de Jesus Crucificado Dume, O. Carm.

Formator | Formadora | Formatrice
Irmã Maria da Cruz Gloriosa Cunha, O. Carm.

Sacristan | Sacristana | Sacrestana
Irmã Maria da Natividade da SS. Virgem Gomes, O. Carm.

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The nuns of the community of the Flos Carmeli Carmelite Monastery held their triennial elective Chapter on September 24, 2023.

The Indonesian nuns from the St. Mary Magdalene monastery in Boxmeer, Netherlands, and three nuns from Holy Trinity monastery in Schlüsselau, Germany, founded the Carmelite monastery in Batu in 1962. The bishop of Malang at the time was Everard Ioannis (Avertani) Albers, O. Carm.

It was the first cloistered monastery in Indonesia. In 1993, the Batu community founded a Carmelite monastery in Palangka Raya, Indonesia.

The monastery's webpage is: www.floscarmelibatu.org

The results of the elective chapter were as follows:

Prioress | Priora | Priora:  
Sr. Maria Brigitta Gitasianiningsih Purnama O. Carm. 

1st Councilor  | 1ª Consejera | 1ª Consigliera:
Sr. Maria Laura Inacentia Sulistiowati Widjajakusuma, O. Carm.

2nd Councilor | 2ª Consejera 2ª Consigliera:
Sr. Maria Elisabeth Widhi Habsari Soetadi, O. Carm.

3rd Councilor | 3ª Consejera 3ª Consigliera: 
Sr. Maria Gerarda Suwarti Jokasemo, O. Carm.

4th Councilor | 4ª Consejera 4ª Consigliera: 
Sr. Maria Angelina Wiwik Andriani Koesman, O. Carm.

Treasurer | Ecónoma | Economa
Sr. Maria Elisabeth Widhi Habsari Soetadi, O. Carm.

Formator | Formadora | Formatrice
Sr. Maria Laura Inacentia Sulistiowati Widjajakusuma, O. Carm.

Sacristan | Sacristana | Sacrestana
Sr. Maria Angelina Wiwik Andriani Koesmam, O. Carm.

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Wednesday, 27 September 2023 06:45

The Carmelites of Paraná celebrate Electoral Chapter

The Carmelites of the General Commissariat of Paraná celebrated their triennial elective chapter from September 18-22, 2023. The gathering, held in Maringá, had as its theme "We Walk Together Towards God" from the Rule and Constitutions. The motto for the meetings was from Luke's Gospel: "Stay with us, Lord, it is late and night is coming." Míċéal O'Neill, the prior general, accompanied by  José Luis Maza Subero, the Councillor for the Americas, participated.

In 1951, the Province of Upper Germany began missionary work in the city of Paranava, in the State of Paraná, Brazil. Within a few years fifteen missionaries went to the new foundation. They promoted local vocations and two years later, they started a second foundation in the city of Graciosa, where a small seminary house was built. In 1965, the Paranese mission was set up as a provincial commissariat of the Upper German Province.

In 1967, the Carmelites assumed the pastoral care of the parish of Saint Joseph in Cidade Gaúcha and the parish of the Immaculate Conception of the Blessed Virgin in the city of Fanny-Curitiba; in this second parish they also erected a novitiate and a minor seminary. In 1968, after the division of the Cidade Gaúcha parish, the Carmelites took over a new parish in the city of Tapira. The following year, in the city of Paranava, the brothers set up a seminary of St. John of the Cross and a middle school. In 1984, the parish of Good Jesus in the city of Dourados, in the State of Mato Grosso do Sul, was taken over by the Order. In 1994, the Carmelites left the parishes in the city of Gaúcha and in Tapira in order to start a new mission in the northern region. They assumed the pastoral care of the parish of Our Lady of Aparecida in the city of Rolim de Moura, in the State of Rondônia in the Amazon region. In 1996, a house of formation was founded in Barrio Novo, in the city of Curitiba. At the beginning of the third millennium, convents were established in Manaus and Navigentes (2009) and in Florianopolis (2011). On October 20, 2012, the prior general, with the approval of his General Council, canonically erected the General Commissariat of Paraná.

The following members were elected to leadership at the Chapter:

Provincial | Provincial | Provinciale
Flávio Barbosa dos Santos, O. Carm.

1st Councilor | 1er Consejero | 1Consigliere
Edmilson Borges de Carvalho, O. Carm.

2nd Councilor | 2do Consejero | 2Consigliere
Francisco Manoel de Oliveira, O. Carm.

3rd Councilor | 3er Consejero | 3Consigliere
Vagner Sanagiotto, O. Carm.

4th Councilor | 4to Consejero | 4o Consigliere
João Bernardes Alves, O. Carm.

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