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Joy in Contemplative Community - I FIND JOY IN THE BEAUTY OF CARMEL


by General Commission for Evangelization and Mission

I thought about beauty and I found it in Carmel … and there was joy!

Listening to the Scriptures

The desert will bloom with flowers. It will be very glad and shout for joy. The glorious beauty of Lebanon will be given to it. It will be as beautiful as the rich lands of Carmel and Sharon. Everyone will see the glory of the Lord. They will see the beauty of our God. (Isaiah 35: 2)

Awakening PROJECT San Felice del Benaco

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Sabrina Rubio Perez

Last August we, the Carmelite youth from different parts of Europe where the Order is present, met for five days to celebrate the second part of the “Awakening” project. They were very intense days in which the sharing

Joy in Contemplative Community - I FIND JOY IN THE DEPTHS OF SHEER SILENCE


by General Commission for Evangelization and Mission

Silence in the heart, silence in prayer, silence where we live, silence in a noisy world…

Listening to the Scriptures

The building of the Temple was done with quarry - dressed stone; no sound of hammer or pick or any iron tool was to be heard in the Temple while it was being built. (1 Kings 6: 7)

He said, “Go out and stand on the mountain before the Lord, for the Lord is about to pass by.” Now there was a



by General Commission for Evangelization and Mission

My living in allegiance to Jesus Christ means, for me, living in communion with him.

Listening to the Scriptures

But whatever gain I had, I counted as loss for the sake of Christ. Indeed, I count everything as loss because of the surpassing worth of knowing Christ Jesus my Lord. For his sake I have suffered the loss of all things, and count them as refuse, in order that I may gain Christ and be found in him, (Phil. 3, 8-9)

Triennial Bursars Meeting: Challenges for Today

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Fr. Carl Markelz, O.Carm.

The Triennial Bursars’ Meeting of the Order was held in Fatima, Portugal from 4-7 November 2015. Fifty bursars, Carmelite friars and lay people, gathered for this conference to be renewed in this ministry, review the policies of the Order, and discuss the challenges for today.

Ongoing Formation Course for Young Carmelites in Indonesia

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Fr. Joseph Tri, O.Carm.

Aware of the wide range of expectations which newly ordained Carmelites face and of the unique adjustment demanded by the transition from initial formation to daily ministry, the General Commission of Formation, together with the Province of Indonesia, organized an ongoing formation course for newly ordained Carmelites from November 16-21, 2015.

Invitation letter to WYD 2016 from the Polish Province


Dear Brothers and Sisters and all the young people who gather around our Carmelite spirituality!

On behalf of our Polish province and Polish youth, we would like to invite you to a common celebration of WYD 2016 in Cracow. We received very enthusiastically the news of the Holy Father,

World Human Rights Day - 10th of December 2015

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Each year, the Carmelite NGO engages in days of prayer to commemorate World Environment Day and World Human Rights Day. In his recent encyclical, Laudato Si, and in several addresses while in the United States, Pope Francis makes it clear that we cannot address the rights of human

The Pope`s Prayer Intentions for 2016



Universal:  Interreligious Dialogue - That sincere dialogue among men and women of different faiths may produce the fruits of peace and justice.

EvangelizationChristian Unity- That by means of dialogue and fraternal charity and with the grace of the Holy Spirit, Christians may overcome divisions.

Rationale Statement of the Carmelite Commission For Justice, Peace and Integrity of Creation


Rome, 25th September 2015

Rationale Statement of the Carmelite Commission For Justice, Peace and Integrity of Creation

We, the members drawn from the various branches of the Carmelite Family to constitute the Commission for Justice, Peace and Integrity of Creation of the Carmelite Order, met for our inaugural meeting at the Curia Generalizia, Roma, from 11-15 September 2014.

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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