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Electoral Chapter of the Monastery of Jaboticabal, Brazil

The Elective Chapter of the Carmelite Monastery of Jaboticabal, Brazil, was held 30 July and 8 August 2019. The following were elected:

  • Prioress: Sr. ...
Electoral Chapter of the Monastery of Cabanatuan, Philippines

The Elective Chapter of the Carmelite Monastery of Cabanatuan, Philippines, was held on 13 August 2019. The following were elected:

  • Prioress: Sr. M. ...
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Initium Novitiatus

  • 05-07-19 Olívio Antonio Trigo (Pern-Moz), Kriste Mambo, Zimbabwe
  • 05-07-19 Quetis Pirislão (Pern-Moz), Kriste Mambo, Zimbabwe
  • 05-07 ...
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Lectio Divina August 2019

Evangelization – Families
That families, through their life of prayer and love, become ever more clearly “schools of true human growth”.

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Lectio: Matthew 19:3-12

Ordinary Time

1) Opening prayer

Almighty and ever-living God,
Your Spirit made us Your children,
confident to call You Father.

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Lectio Divina: Matthew 19:13-15
Lectio Divina: 20th Sunday of Ordinary Time (C)
Lectio Divina: Matthew 19:16-22
Lectio Divina: Matthew 19:23-30
Lectio Divina: Matthew 20:1-16
Lectio Divina: Matthew 22:1-14
Lectio: Matthew 22:34-40


  • Welcome!

    Message from the Prior General

    Dear friends of Carmel,

    Firstly, I want to welcome those of you who are visiting this website of the Carmelite Order. New technologies offer us the possibility to get mountains of information. The website of the Carmelite Order actually wants to do more, it wants to provide you with a space for reflection, a space to be in contact with spirituality, with tradition and with the charism of Carmel, a place of encounter among all the members of the Carmelite Family: friars, nuns, religious sisters, lay people, Carmelite youth, and everyone who, for one reason or another, is interested in the spiritual world of Carmel.
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  • The Carmelites

    The Carmelites? Who are we?


    The Holy Land, Mount Carmel to be exact. A mountain celebrated for its sheer beauty. Stretching out into the deep blue of the Mediterranean Sea Mount Carmel in the springtime of the year is a glow with the vivacious colouring of flowering shrubs and plants. A symbol for the beauty of Mary. On that mountain the first Carmelites came together, a unique group. Laymen, most of them, living as hermits in community. They took as their model one who appealed to many monks in the West, the Prophet Elijah.

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