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Final message of the meeting of the two General Councils (OCarm and OCD), Dublin, Ireland, 27-31 May, 2019: admin Sun, 2019-06-16 22:50
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“We Are Mission: Because We Are God’s Love Poured Out”

Every three years, we the two General Councils of the Friars O.Carm. and O.C.D., meet to reflect on various themes relating to our charism and...

Electoral Chapter of the Monastery of Machakos, Kenya admin Fri, 2019-06-14 22:23
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The Elective Chapter of the Carmelite Monastery of Machakos, Kenya, was held 10 June 2019. The following were elected:

  • Prioress: Sr. M. Winifred
Activity of the Prior General admin Wed, 2019-06-12 23:20
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This past April 22, the Prior General, Fernando Millán Romeral, O. Carm., accompanied by several Carmelites from various communities, presided at a

A new Federation of Carmelite monasteries on the American continent

On May 21, the Congregation for Institutes of Consecrated Life and Societies of Apostolic Life established the new Federation "Nuestra Señora del

A meeting of the Federal leaders and the Commission for the Constitutions of the nuns

From May 21 to 29, at the Carmelite Centre in Sassone in Italy, the second assembly of the Federal Presidents and representatives of the non-federated

VITAM COELO REDDIDERUNT admin Fri, 2019-06-07 12:17
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P. Theo Beusink, (Neer)
ORTUS: 15-08-32
P. TEMP.: 15-09-52
P. SOLL.: 15-09-55

P. Herman Bruggeman, (Neer)
Ortus: 08-04-36

New hopes for contemplative Carmel in Germany

The Carmelite Order has experienced two moments of celebration in Germany relating to the two contemplative female communities present in the Province

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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."