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A Position of the Carmelite NGO on Climate Change


by Eduardo Agosta Scarel, O. Carm.,

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The Spiritual Pathway to a Sustainable Environment



1. The roots of the ecological crisis are linked to the way human beings relate both to the Divine and to nature.

2. The human heart is not satisfied with anything less than the Infinite.

3. Created things can never take the place of God.

4. God has created us to live in harmony with all created things and with God the Creator.

5. Societies with no understanding of this will seek to deal with unlimited human desire by fostering consumerism by every means possible.

Carmelite Website offers daily Lectio Divina in eBook format for IPad, IPhone and Kindle.


The Website of the Order now offers daily Lectio Divina in ebook fortmat so readers can download to their mobile and tablet devices and read them offline. Lectio Divina ebook will be available in 2 formats: in iBooks format (for IPad and IPhone) and in kindle format (for all Kindle devices and other tablets that have the Kindle Application).

Culture and Spirituality in dialogue


The Institutum Carmelitanum and the community of St. Albert’s International Centre (CISA) have organised a series of events under the title, "Bellezza del Carmelo... tra pittura, musica e poesia", (The Beauty of Carmel, picture, music and poetry), that will be held at CISA on the 3rd Thursday of each of the three coming months, from 7.00 p.m to 8.30 p.m.

Domus Carmelitana Advisory Commission

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For the sake of convenience and economy, the Domus Carmelitana Advisory Commission always meets at the same time as the General Finance Commission: four members of the latter also advise on the Domus. Other members of the Domus Commission are John Lanahan (hotel finance consultant) and Janet Keeffe (tour operator).

General Finance Commission 29 February & 1 March


The General Finance Commission of the Order met in the Curia on 29 February and 1 March. Present were Kevin Alban (Bursar General), Fintan Burke (Hib.), Michael Kissane (SEL), James Des Lauriers (Aust.), Antonio Monteiro (Lus.), Manuel Bonilla (Cat.), Mîceál O’Neill (CISA), Mark McBride (Bursar General TOR), Sireneo Jaranilla (Phil.),

On-going formation course in the Holy Land


During the General Congregation of the Order at Niagara Falls, Canada, last September, an on-going formation course in the Holy Land from 29th August to 12th September 2012 was announced. In a letter to the provincials last November inviting them to send participants to this course it stated that the theme of the programme would be Back to the Sources,

Mary the Prophet: Mary as an Inspiration in the Work for Justice


By Fr. Joseph Chalmers, O. Carm.

Mary is a model for Carmelites and therefore a model for Carmelites who work in the area of peace and justice. Mary’s way of believing is a light and example for the work of the Carmelite NGO, as I hope to be able to explain in this article.

Ireland welcomes Carmelite Youth for the International Eucharist Congress

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This year Ireland will host the International Eucharistic Congress (IEC) which will take place in Dublin from 10-17 June 2012.The theme of the Congress is “The Eucharist; Communion with Christ and with One another”.

European Carmelite Youth Meeting


A group of young people who had been involved in the Carmelite European Pilgrimage of Hope (Rome, 2010) and with the Carmelite Youth Day in Madrid in 2011, met with the Councillor General for Europe, Fr. John Keating, O.Carm., at the General Curia in Rome from 20th to the 22nd January.

The Role of MARY in Carmelite Formation


Rev. Paul A.M. Denault, O. Carm.

When the first Carmelites came together on Mount Carmel some 800 years ago, they were embarking on a new quest. They were seeking the presence of God by contemplating deeply the Scriptures along with their own experiences. In this quest for God, they came to see the Blessed Virgin Mary as their preeminent guide. The earliest Carmelites were attentive to the scripture passage that described Mary as keeping “all these things, reflecting on them in her heart.”

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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