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25th anniversary of jucar: a celebration that looks to the future


Fr.  Fernando Millán, O.Carm. and Marco Blanquer

From December 2012 to December 2013 the Carmelite Youth in Spain (JUCAR) held a series of activities to mark the 25th Anniversary of its foundation.  This celebration served as a point of reference for our origins, for studying our present, and for looking to the future.

The Spirituality of St. Teresa of Avila


Fr. John Welch, O.Carm.

The Spirituality of St. Teresa of Avila

Teresa’s Castle

               At the age of 62, Teresa of Avila presented a summary of her life of prayer. She imaged her spiritual journey as the journey from the outside of a crystal, global castle to the center room where the King lived.

Power Points on Formation course in Brazil 2010


Prior General Fernando Millan,O.Carm

  • Carmelite Culture, Identity and The Need for Balance
  • The Identity of the Carmelite Formator
  • Prayer, Spiritual Direction Silence, taking care of the interior life, the foundation for ongoing formation.
  • The Role and Responsibility of The Formator in The Journey of Vocation

First meeting of the new General Commission for Evangelisation and Mission


The first meeting of the new General Commission for Evangelisation and Mission took place recently at the Casa Generalizia in Rome, from Friday the 26th to Sunday the 28th of September.

Liturgy and Prayer Task Force 2013-2019

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Francisco de Sales Alencar Batista

Prayer is the center of our lives and cannot be eliminat­ed from a community and an authentic ministry flow. The prayer of the Carmelite community is a sign to the world that the Church prays [..]. Liturgical prayer is the highest form of encounter with God in the community and actualizes what is celebrated. Personal prayer is closely connected with the liturgical prayer: one flows from the other (Con. 64, 69).

Mendicant Friars - Justice and Peace


Wilfrid Mc Greal O.Carm.

When people ask us, “Who are you? What do you do?” we reply “We are friars - we are mendicants.” Being mendicant is an integral part of our calling as Carmelites; it recalls our origins and also has serious implications for our work for justice, peace and the integrity of creation.

Anchored in Hope (Heb 6:18-19)


“If we want to build communities in which there is an abundance of life, then we must recognise who and what we are and what it means for us to be alive... Religious communities are like ecological systems. A rare frog will need its own ecosystem if it needs to flourish...

Evangelization through the Carmelite Order


By Michelle Laviola, Joliet Catholic Academy

Evangelization is the process which seeks to spread the Gospel and the teachings of the gospel throughout the world. Jesus instructed his followers to go out and spread the Good News. As Catholics, thi

Pilgrimage of Hope

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by Br. Dave Twohig, O.Carm and Br. Thomas Feiten, O.Carm.

The Pilgrimage of Hope took place in Rome from 19th-25th of July.  Almost 200 young people from across Europe participated. The pilgrimage was based in the Carmelite Conference Centre in Sassone, but the group travelled into Rome most days, to visit significant Christian sites.  Over 5 days, the young people visited

Justice and Peace and Integrity of Creation


Fr.  Boby Sebastian Tharakunnel, O.Carm.

The JPIC Commission
In September 2008, the General Commission for JPIC had its first meeting at Sassone, Italy,  where  Fr. Albertus Herwanta, (Chairman), Fr. Cees Bartels, Fr. David Blanchard, Fr. Michael Agung, Fr. Jerry Sabado, Fr. Eduardo Agosta, Fr. Boniface Kimondolo and Fr. Boby Sebastian (James) Tharakunnel (Secretary) were present. It came out with an action plan for 2008-2011 to raise an awareness of the JPIC issues and to take real action to bring possible solutions in the whole Order.

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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