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Sr. Carmen Josefina Morales Birlanga, (MAY)


Ortus: 25-04-31
P. Temp.: 24-04-55
P. Soll.: 09-09-58<--break->


P. Anthony McNamara, (PCM)



Activities of the Prior General

On November 25, the Prior General, Fernando Millán Romeral, O.Carm., presided the Eucharist on the Solemnity of Christ The King with the Carmelite

Preparatory Commission for the General Chapter 2019

The Preparatory Commission for the General Chapter 2019 held its second meeting from 3rd to 5th December 2018 in the Curia, Rome. It discussed the

Meeting of the General Formation Commission

On 12-16 November 2018, the members of the General Formation Commission gathered in the Curia Generalizia, Rome for their annual meeting. It was attended by Fr. Benny Phang Khong Wing, O.Carm. (General Councilor for Formation); Fr. Roberto Noel Rosas, O.Carm. (Administrative Secretary for Formation); Fr. Onesmus Muthoka, O.Carm. (Ken); Fr. Krispinus Ginting, O.Carm. (Indo); Fr. Wayne Stanhope, O.Carm. (Aust); Fr. Quinn Conners, O.Carm. (PCM);

Electoral Chapter of the Monastery of Ravenna, Italy

The Elective Chapter of the Carmelite Monastery of Ravenna, Italy, was held 24-25 November 2018. The following were elected:

  • Prioress: Sr. M. Elisabetta Mambelli, O.Carm.
  • 1st Councilor: Sr. M. Anastasia Cucca, O.Carm.
  • 2nd Councilor: Sr. M. Barbara Stella, O.Carm.
Visit to the Curia of the "Karmel Foundation"

On November 24, the members of the Supervisory Board of the so-called "Carmel Foundation" (Stichting Carmelcollege), an association that coordinates 14 schools and more than 35,000 students in Holland, visited our General Curia in Rome. The origins of the association go back to 1922, when Fr. Titus Brandsma and other Dutch Carmelites began to work in education and the first Carmelite schools were created in this country.

91st General Assembly of the USG

The past 21-23 November in the "Casa Divin Maestro" of Ariccia (Rome, Italy) the 91st biannual Assembly of the Union of Superiors General (USG) took place. Its theme was: "Young people, faith , discernment. We start again from the Synod " In it the members of the USG who participated in the Synod of Bishops in October shared with the assembly their experiences of it whereupon the various groups analyzed some of the fundamental ideas of the final document.

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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."