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A meeting of African Carmelite Formators

The Carmelite Formators from Burkina Faso, Cameroon, DR Congo, Kenya, Mozambique, Tanzania and Zimbabwe met at the Mutare Diocesan Pastoral Training Centre, Zimbabwe from 21-29 July 2018 for a conference under the theme:

Ceremony honoring the Carmelites interred at Dachau

On this past 2 August, a commemorative ceremony took place in the concentration camp of Dachau, Germany, to honor the ten Carmelites buried there, among whom were Titus Brandsma and Hilary Januszewski, beatified in 1985 and 1999 respectively.


Initium Novitiatus

  • 21-07-18 Friday James Mofat (Hib-Zim), Kriste Mambo, Zimbabwe
  • 21-07-18 Dickson Richard Shambala (Brun-Tan), Kriste Mambo, Zimbabwe
  • 21-07-18 Athanas Mhina Ngaassa (Brun-Tan), Kriste Mambo, Zimbabwe
Appointments by the Prior General and His Council

During the most recent meeting of the General Council, the Prior General with his council, made the following appointments:

Visit to the Curia by the Ambassador of the Netherlands to the Holy See

This last July 19, the Ambassador of the Netherlands to the Holy See, His Royal Highness Prince Jaime Bernardo of Bourbon-Parma, accepted the invitation of the Prior General Fr. Fernando Millán Romeral, O.Carm.,

Activities of the Prior General

On the 11th of June, the Prior General, Fernando Millán Romeral, O.Carm., was present at the launching of a festschrift to honour Fr. Christopher O’Donnell, O.Carm. (titled Sentire cum Ecclesia and published by Edizioni Carmelitane).


Flos Carmeli, vitis florigera,
splendor caeli, Virgo puerpera singularis.

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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."