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No: 
74/2017 – 20 – 10
Fr. Avertan Fenech, O.Carm

On the 1st of November, All Saints Day, at 17.00 hrs, in the Cathedral of St. John in Valetta (Malta), in the presence of the Archbishop of Malta, Charles J. Scicluna, the solemn closing of the Diocesan Inquiry into the life, virtues, reputation for holiness and signs of the Servant of God, Fr. Avertan Fenech, O.Carm., was marked. Fr. Avertan died in the odour of holiness on the 1st of November, 1943.

Provincial Chapter of the Province of Pernambuco

No: 
71/2017 – 04 – 10
Provincial Chapter of the Province of Pernambuco - 2017

During the Provincial Chapter of the Province of Pernambuco held on 2-6 October 2017 were elected:

  • Prior Provincial:  Fr. Sormani José Barbosa Lima, O.Carm.
  • First Councilor:   Fr. Luiz Nunes Pereira, O.Carm.

Meeting of the Commission for Liturgy and Prayer

No: 
73/2017 – 14 – 10
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The sixth meeting of the Commission for Liturgy and Prayer was held in the Curia from Thursday, September 28 until Saturday, September 30, 2017. Present for all sessions were Fathers Michael Farrugia, Procurator General and Chairman (Curia), Edmondo Caruana (Mel), Giovanni Grosso (Ita), Mario Esposito (SEL) Secretary, and Robert Pius Manik (Indo). Unable to attend was Father Giuseppe Midili (Ita) due to commitments at the Vicariate of Rome.

Electoral Chapter of the Monastery of Fontiveros, Spain

No: 
72/2017 – 07 – 10
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The Elective Chapter of the Carmelite Monastery of Fontiveros, Spain, was held 5 October 2017. The following were elected:

  • Prioress:  Sr. Fátima M. de la Redención Luna Ceballos, O.Carm.
  • 1st Councilor:  Sr. M. del Pilar de la Trinidad Felipe García, O.Carm.

Electoral Chapter of the Monastery of Batu, Indonesia

No: 
70/2017 – 04 - 10
The prioress and the couniclors of the Carmelite Monastery of Batu

The Elective Chapter of the Carmelite Monastery of Batu, Indonesia, was held 24 September 2017. The following were elected:

  • Prioress:  Sr. M. Laura Inacentia Soelistiowati W, O.Carm.
  • 1st Councilor:  Sr. M. Rosa Sukatmi Rahayu Moensarip, O.Carm.

CAUSA NOSTRAE LAETITIAE - September 2017

No: 
69/2017 – 03 - 10
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Initium Novitiatus

  • 01-09-17 Patrick Abessolo Abena, (Ger-Cam), Efoulan, Cameroun
  • 01-09-17 Roger Boris Ava Mbida, (Ger-Cam), Efoulan, Cameroun
  • 01-09-17 Villier Gnintedem Tafouo, (Ger-Cam), Efoulan, Cameroun
  • 01-09-17 Dieudonné Sawadogo (Baet-Bur), Efoulan, Cameroun
  • 01-09-17 Innocent Sanou (Baet-Bur), Efoulan, Cameroun

Chapter of the General Commissariat of Paraná

No: 
68/2017 – 27 – 09
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During the Chapter of the General Commissariat of Paraná held on 25-29 September 2017 were elected:

  • Commissary General:  Fr. Ivaní Pinheiro Ribeiro, O.Carm.
  • First Councilor:  Fr. Claudemir Rozin, O.Carm.

An International Marian Congress

No: 
67/2017 – 19 – 09
Fr. Fernando Millán Romeral, O.Carm and Fr. Saverio Cannistrà, OCD

From the 15th to the 17th of September, just gone by, an International Marian Congress, organised by the Carmelites (O.Carm. and OCD) took place at the Domus Carmeli in Fatima, to mark the first centenary of the Fatima apparitions. The title of the congress was “Maria, Mae do Carmelo” (Mary, the Mother of Carmel). The participants included the two general leaders, Fernando Millán Romeral, O.Carm. and Saverio Cannistrà, OCD, along with several Carmelites, (lay and religious) from Spain and Portugal and representatives of other countries also.

A Meeting of the General Council

No: 
66/2017 – 16 – 09
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The most recent meeting of the General Council took place from the 29th of August to the 8th of September. In addition to the various items of ordinary administration, and to hearing the reports of the General Councillors, the members began to reflect on the 2019 General Chapter. As a result of some extensive discernment and fraternal exchange the Council decided upon the theme of the General Chapter, as follows:

Electoral Chapter of the Monastery of Ntra. Sra. de la Asunción, Huesca, Spain

No: 
65/2017 – 06 – 09
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The Elective Chapter of the Carmelite Monastery of Ntra. Sra. de la Asunción, Huesca, Spain, was held 1 September 2017. The following were elected:

  • Prioress:  Sr. M. Inés Nthenya Nzyuko, O.Carm.
  • 1st Councilor:  Sr. M. Carmen Ibarra Lorea, O.Carm.
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