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Justic and Peace - Questionare


Justice, peace and integrity of creation are constitutive issues in the proclamation of the Kingdom of God. Contemplation prepares us individually and communally to stand as prophets in the world.  The General Commission of JPIC has been convened to support us in our prophetic  witness in the midst of creation.   

Presentation of the Prior General


Rome, 25th September 2015

RE: Presentation of the Prior General

Dear Brother/Sister,

On May 24, 2015, Feast of Pentecost, Pope Francisco published his encyclical letter Laudato Si, in which the Pope made a solemn appeal to the Church and all humanity to "protect our common home",

Letter of Invitation to participate in Carmelite JPIC Questionnaire


Rome, 25th September 2015

RE: Letter of Invitation to participate in Carmelite JPIC Questionnaire

Dear Brother/ Sister,

The Carmelite General Commission for Justice, Peace and Integrity of Creation (JPIC), was constituted by the General Council after

What we have gathered in contemplation we give out in love


Meister Eckhart

The call from God to take on a particular way of life or important task can come in many different forms. I have come to integrate listening for the Presence of God into my own life experience after many years of spiritual and Carmelite formation.   Like Abraham and Moses, I should pay attention and be ready to respond when I have a sense that God is offering me a personal challenge.

Carmelite formation topics that you might be interested in


Fr. Noel Rosas, O.Carm.

These are the Carmelite Topics for Formation:

  • Programa de Formación: del “desierto” al “jardín” de Dios
  • Actividades de Formacion al Carmelo Aspirantes. Postulantes. Prenovicios
  • Staying in God’s Presence
  • Formation of the Temporary Professed
  • Formation Route
  • Contemplative Tradition of the Carmelite Order
  • 30-day Carmelite Retreat



Third meeting of the Commission for Liturgy and Prayer


The third meeting of the Commission for Liturgy and Prayer in the Order took place at CISA, April 24 – 25, 2015. Present were: Frs. Francisco de Sales Alencar Batista (President), Edmondo Caruana (Mel), Michael Farrugia (Procurator General), Giovanni Grosso (Postulator General),

Letter from the Commission for Evangelization and Mission

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Dear Brother or Sister,

Following the General Chapter of 2013 and its final message addressed to the whole Carmelite Family, the new Council of the Order established a commission for evangelization and mission.

Integrating Sexuality in Formation Programs


Quinn R. Conners

The challenge for RELIGIOUS in this early part of the 21st century is to be men and women of integrity people who live their sexuality as consecrated celibates.  This is the call of the Gospel.

8 February: First International Day of Prayer against Human Trafficking


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Vatican City, 3 February 2015 (VIS) –The Holy See Press Office announced the first International Day of Prayer and Awareness against Human Trafficking. The Day will be held on 8 February, the feast day of Sudanese slave St. Josephine Bakhita who, after being freed, became a Canossian Sister and was canonized in 2000, and will be entitled: “A light against human trafficking”.

3 Climate Lessons From Lima


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This post was co-authored with Romina Picolotti and V. Ramanathan.

Climate change cannot be solved without leadership from heads of government, without immediate mitigation of near-term warming, and without cutting short-lived climate pollutants to complement the UN climate agreement.

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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