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Letter from the Prior General


Prior General, Fr. Fernando Millán, O. Carm.

New means of communication offer, among many other possibilities, the facility for receiving information almost instantly and in an inexpensive and constant way.  In recent years, CITOC online has been regularly fulfilling this role.

International Congress of Carmelite Schools


Fr. Goyo Señor Benedí, O.Carm.

The First International Congress of Carmelite schools  was held from April 8-13, 2010 at “Terenure College” in Dublin, Ireland.   All of it, from the beginning to the end, was a great moment and wonderful opportunity to share our educational and personal experiences with all those present.

The International Formators’ Course

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Br. Daryl Moresco, O.Carm

Ordinarily, a 10th Anniversary may not seem like a very significant event to celebrate, however, it has been ten years since the second edition of the Ratio Institutionis Vitae Carmelitanae (RIVC) was published. The RIVC has been described as the fundamental document for formation in the Order, and as the best document the Order

Evangelization of The Order


Fr. Désiré Unen Alimange, O.Carm.

1. Members of the International Commission

Frs. Antonio Silvio da Costa Junior (Flum.), Wilfrid McGreal (Brit.), Ronald Oakham (PCM), Matteo Palumbo (Ita.), Francisco Daza Valverde (Baet.), Christopher Exala (Phil.),  Cleophas Kakule (Ita. RDC), Désiré Unen Alimange.

Carmelite Rite, Ascension Thursday


A few days back we mentioned that a Carmelite Rite Mass was due to be celebrated on Ascension Thursday.

We are pleased to be able to present some photos of this historic event, celebrated by Fr. Romaeus Cooney O. Carm.

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by John Keating, O.Carm. 

Looking at formation within the Order today the picture is indeed a positive one. This is not to say that there are not problems. In the older provinces in Europe, the United States and Australia, the numbers of those joining the Order are small, but across the continents of Asia, Africa and South America we see an expansion that is bringing with it new life and many vocations. Following the General Chapter of 2007, the General Council set up a new international formation commission.

JUSTICE, PEACE, and INTEGRITY of CREATION A Challenge for Our Present Carmelite Generation


by Albertus Herwanta, O.Carm


Carmelites are called to follow Jesus Christ (In Obsequio Jesu Christi, Const. 1995, no.2).  He is the Word made flesh and dwells among us (John 1:14). Through the incarnation of Jesus, though he was in the form of God … he emptied himself and took the form of a slave, being born in the likeness of men (Phil 2:6-7). He has come to the world to love and redeem us through his suffering, death, and resurrection (John 3:17).

A Meeting of the General Theological Commission


On the 4th of May, the General Theological Commission held its annual meeting at the Curia house in Rome. After the customary sharing of information about the work of the General Commissions,

Carmelite NGO Celebrates World Environment Day Encouraging Prayer and Reflection


The Carmelite NGO invites people around the world to join with the Carmelite Family to celebrate World Environment Day on June 5th with a day of prayer and reflection on rainforests as a resource for life.

“Bibliotheca Carmelitana Nova” Project


On Monday 23 April the supervisory committee of the “Bibliotheca Carmelitana Nova” Project met in CISA in Rome to review progress in 2011 and to plan for the coming year. Present were Dr. Edeltraud Klueting, Fathers Giovanni Grosso (president of the Carmelite Institute), Ton van de Gulik (Carmelite Librarian), Kevin Alban (Bursar General) and the principal researcher, Dr. Coralie Zermatten.

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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." 


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