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Lectio Divina October 2016


Pope's prayer intentions for October 2016

Universal: Journalists - That journalists, in carrying out their work, may always be motivated by respect for truth and a strong sense of ethics.

Evangelization: World Mission Day - That World Mission Day may renew within all Christian communities the joy of the Gospel and the responsibility to announce it.

Lectio Divina October - Octubre - Ottobre 2016

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"Lectio Divina", a Latin term, means "divine reading" and describes a way of reading the Scriptures whereby we gradually let go of our own agenda and open ourselves to what God wants to say to us. In the 12th century, a Carthusian monk called Guigo, described the stages which he saw as essential to the practice of Lectio Divina. There are various ways of practicing Lectio Divina either individually or in groups but Guigo's description remains fundamental.

Carmelite History and Spirituality

Since the beginning of religious life in the Church, there have been different schools of spirituality. Even though every spirituality has but one foundation, Jesus Christ, some holy men and women throughout the centuries have been attracted to specific values from His



Agenda and Activities of the General Council in 2016 - (still updating)

For privacy reason, names of the General Council are not allowed to put in the agenda. For more information about the agenda and activities of the General Council, please contact the secretarial office of the Curia Generalizia dei Carmelitani.


09 - 14

Canonical visitation to General Portugal Commissariat

19 – 29

Canonical Visitation to Venezuela

20 – 26 feb.

Fraternal visit to Africa

24 – 29

Assembly of the General Delegation of India

26 – 28

Meeting of the General Commission of Institutum


04 – 05

Meeting with the Federations of Carmelite Nuns

04 – 06

General Commission for Liturgy and Prayer

06 - 08

European Carmelite Youth Committee (ROME)

09 – 19

Canonical Visitation of Betica Province


Beginning the Week of Teresianum Spirituality


Conference of the Spanish Church

29 – 12 March

Plenary Council

MARCH 2016

01 – 12

Plenary Council

13 – 18

General Commission of Laity

14 –25

Fraternal Visit to Africa

APRIL 2016


Opening of the Jubilee Year of St. Mary Magdalen de Pazzi

04 – 10

Canonical Visitation of Province of Aragón, Castile and Valencia (convents around Madrid)

06 – 20

Canonical Visitation of Province SEL - USA


Assembly Karit- Spain

16 – 18

Centenary of the TOC in Sardegna

13 – 15

General Commission of Finance

25 - 29

Provincial CHAPTER of Province Australia and East Timor

26 – 29

Canonical Visitation of Province SEL - Trinidad

27 – 29

General Commission for Evangelization and Mission

28 – 30

Little Flower Society meeting

30 – 10/may

Canonical Visitation of Province Australia and East Timor

MAY 2016

09 – 13

Treasurers meeting - Northern Europe Region - Dublin


General Meeting of the mendicant orders


Feast of St. Mary Magdalen de Pazzi

25 – 27

USG Assembly


Editorial Board meeting "Carmel in the World"

30 – 03 June

Canonical Visitation of Province of Aragón, Castile and Valencia

JUNE 2016

01 – 04

General Commission for Formation

06 – 18

Plenary Council


Meeting of General Councils of OCARM and OCD - Year of Mercy

20 – 26

General Commission for Justice, Peace and the Integrity of Creation

24 – 03July

Canonical Visitation of Hermitage in Christoval, nuns and Laity, inc.

JULY 2016

20 – 29

Carmelite Family Meeting Africa

22 – 06 Aug.

Formation Course for students of the Americas - Lima

25 – 01 Aug.

Meeting of Carmelite World Youth Day - Krakow

22 – 08 Aug.

Formation course in the Americas


Carmelite World Youth Day - Krakow


29 – 10 Sep.

Plenary Council


19 – 30

General Congregation - Fatima



Society of Little Flower

10 – 12

Plenary Council

13 – 15

Meeting with the superiors of the  Affiliate Congregations - ROME

30 – 16 nov.

Formation Program - Indonesia


23 – 25

USG Assembly

21 -22

Canonical Visitation of General Commissariat of La Bruna

28 – 03 dec

Meeting of General Councils of OCARM / OCD - Mount Carmel


05 – 17

Plenary Council

P. Theo Menting, (Neer)

Ortus: 25-07-30
P. Temp.: 08-09-51
P. Soll.: 08-09-54
Ord.: 14-07-57

P. Jan Bootsma, (Neer)

Ortus: 15-12-35
P. Temp.: 03-09-59
P. Soll.: 03-09-62
Ord.: 10-07-65

P. Antoni Viu i Escalona, (Cat)

Ortus: 10-09-24
P. Temp.: 24-09-46
P. Soll.: 08-12-49
Ord.: 31-05-52

P. George Zeegers, (Neer)

Ortus: 14-08-39
P. Temp.: 25-08-60
P. Soll.: 25-08-63
Ord.: 09-07-66

Mons. Herman Joseph PANDOYOPUTRO SAHADAT, (Indo)
Episcopus emeritus Malang, Indonesia

Ortus: 23-04-39
P. Temp.: 15-08-62
P. Soll.: 15-08-67
Ord.: 02-08-70

P. José Carrillo Romero, (Baet)

Ortus: 28-07-36
P. Temp.: 17-07-53
P. Soll.: 29-09-57
Ord.: 18-09-60

P. Piet Wijngaard, (Brit)

Ortus: 13-01-39
P. Temp.: 08-09-60
P. Soll.: 13-10-63
Ord.: 15-07-65


The Carmelites

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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.


Prior General , Fernando Millán Romeral, O.Carm

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,

Our Charism


How do we live our lives? What is our Charism?

A charism is a gift from God to the Church for the world. With regard to a Religious Order, the term refers to the gift which God gives to an individual or group to inspire the founding of a new religious family within the Church. This gift is handed down through the centuries and enriched by all who are called to live it.

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