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Carmelite History and Spirituality

Lectio Divina September 2018

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Pope's Prayer Intentions for September 2018

Universal: Young People in Africa

That young people in Africa may have access to education and work in their own countries.

LETTER OF NOTIFICATION AND INVITATION TO THE COURSE ON PREACHING ORGANISED BY THE GENERAL COMMISSION FOR EVANGELISATION AND MISSION

Preaching-Evangelization

John Keating, O.Carm.

Prot. no. 100/2018.

18th May 2018.

 To leaders of the Carmelite Family

Dear Carmelite brothers and sisters

Lectio Divina August 2018

Family

Pope's Prayer Intentions for August 2018

Universal: The treasure of Families

That any far-reaching decisions of economists and politicians may protect the family as one of the treasures of humanity.

Flos Carmeli: The Tapestry of Our Lady of Mount Carmel

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By Fr. Nicholas Blackwell, O. Carm

Flos Carmeli,

vitis florigera,

splendor caeli,

Virgo puerpera

singularis.

Novena to Our Lady of Mount Carmel

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A novena (from Latin: Novem, meaning Nine) is an institutional act of religious pious devotion in the Roman Catholic Church, often consisting of private or public prayers repeated for nine successive days in belief of obtaining special intercessory graces.

Lectio Divina July 2018

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Pope's Prayer Intentions for July 2018

Evangelization: Priests and their Pastoral Ministry

That priests, who experience fatigue and loneliness in their pastoral work, may find help and comfort in their intimacy with the Lord and in their friendship with their brother priests.

Lectio Divina June 2018

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Pope's Prayer Intentions for June 2018

Universal: Social Networks

That social networks may work towards that inclusiveness which respects others for their differences.

FORMATION COURSE PROGRAM ORGANIZED BY THE OFFICE OF THE POSTULATOR GENERAL

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FORMATION COURSE PROGRAM

ORGANIZED BY THE OFFICE OF THE POSTULATOR GENERAL

CISA -  25-29 JUNE 2018 - ROME

The final message of the international Carmelite liturgical congress 16-20 April 2018

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“Offer to God the Sacrifice of Praise”  (Psalm 50:14)

The Carmelite International Congress on the Liturgy took place from 16-20 April 2018 at Il Carmelo in Sassone, Rome with 32 participants drawn from across the Order. The Prior General presided at the opening Eucharist and then welcomed the participants. He encouraged us to recognize the link between Carmelite Spirituality and Liturgy (Constitutions 71 & 86).

Lectio Divina May 2018

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Pope's Prayer Intentions for May 2018

Evangelization: The Mission of the Laity
That the lay faithful may fulfil their specific mission, by responding with creativity to the challenges that face the world today.

Lectio Divina: May - Mayo - Maggio 2018

 

Lectio Divina April 2018

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Pope's Prayer Intentions for April 2018

Universal: For Those who have Responsibility in Economic Matters

That economists may have the courage to reject any economy of exclusion and know how to open new paths.

Lectio Divina March 2018

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Pope's Prayer Intentions for March 2018

Formation in Spiritual Discernment
That the Church may appreciate the urgency of formation in spiritual discernment, both on the personal and communitarian levels.

Council Agenda 2018-2019

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Agenda and Activities of the General Council in 2018-2019 - (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.

A.D. 2018

Lectio Divina February 2018

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Pope's Prayer Intentions for February 2018

Universal: Say “No” to Corruption

That those who have material, political or spiritual power may resist any lure of corruption.

Lectio Divina January 2018

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Pope's Prayer Intentions for January 2018

Evangelization: Religious Minorities in Asia

That Christians, and other religious minorities in Asian countries, may be able to practise their faith in full freedom.

HOPE AND LIFE: AN ADVENT JOURNEY WITH SAINT THERESE

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By Fr. Joseph Tri Phan, O.Carm

Rome - 12/07/2017

“Rejoice in hope, be patient in tribulation, be constant in prayer.” (Romans 12:12)

Lectio Divina December 2017

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Pope's Prayer Intentions for December 2017

The Elderly
That the elderly, sustained by families and Christian communities, may apply their wisdom and experience to spreading the faith and forming the new generations.

Lectio Divina November 2017

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Pope's Prayer Intentions for November 2017

Christians in Asia
That Christians in Asia, bearing witness to the Gospel in word and deed, may promote dialogue, peace, and mutual understanding, especially with those of other religions.

From Mary to Mary, From Mother to Daughter, From Teacher to Disciple

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Rafael Fonsêca, pré-noviço carmelita

From Mary to Mary, From Mother to Daughter, From Teacher to Disciple

The Marian spirituality of St. Thérèse of the Child Jesus and of the Holy Face

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Lectio Divina October 2017

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Pope's Prayer Intentions for October 2017

Workers and the Unemployed
That all workers may receive respect and protection of their rights, and that the unemployed may receive the opportunity to contribute to the common good.

A reflection on the Pope's visit in Colombia

The Carmelite youth group at the Visit of the Pope in Columbia

Father Pedro Arenas, O.Carm

(Colombia - 09/12/2017)

The recent visit of Pope Francis to Colombia was a blessing. Just two days ago he returned to Rome and here we are experiencing how sad and difficult to be able to return to everyday life, to be without him. Everything smells like Francisco. We all continued thinking and saying something about him. He spoke the truth of the Gospel from his heart to the hearts of all and we all understood him, from the youngest to the most reluctant. Colombia was different. For five days, after more than seventy years, we began to feel brotherhood again and to be moved by the dream of being reconciled.

Lectio Divina September 2017

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Pope's Prayer Intentions for September 2017

Parishes

That our parishes, animated by a missionary spirit, may be places where faith is communicated and charity is seen.

The Word Of God In Our Carmelite Journey

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THE WORD OF GOD IN
OUR CARMELITE JOURNEY

 

My heart overflows with noble words…. (Psalm 45)

 

Prepared by The General Commission for Evangelization and Mission

1. The Word That Visits Me in The Silence Of My Solitude

Then a voice came to me….

Lectio Divina August 2017

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Pope's Prayer Intentions for August 2017

Artists

 
That artists of our time, through their ingenuity, may help everyone discover the beauty of creation.

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