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The challenges in the leadership of Religious life today in view of ministry both “ad intra” and “ad extra” admin Tue, 2016-12-13 17:23


We have been asked to talk about the problems we faced in our service and animation in our Institutes. I would like to begin this chat but saying that after more than nine years as Prior General of the Order of Carmelites, personally I do not feel “burned out”, exhausted or discouraged.

Young Carmelites: sowers of mercy admin Wed, 2016-11-30 18:46

Dear young Carmelites, from all over the world, who are taking part in this World Youth Day in Krakow, welcome! Make the best of these days of praying, sharing with others and enjoying faith.

In addition to being a wonderful city for its art and beauty, Krakow is a place that has very close links with our Carmelite history. At the shrine of “Our Lady of the Sands” (Na Piasku) that was in the care of Carmelites

Activities of the Prior General admin Sat, 2016-09-03 07:40

On the 29th of July, as part of the World Youth Day (citoc 58/2016) the Prior General, Fernando Millán Romeral O.Carm. accompanied by Fr. John Keating, O.Carm. Councillor General for Europe, had a meeting In Krakow with the Archbishop of Leopolis (Ukraine), Mieczysław Mokrzycki,

Opening Address at the Lay Carmelite Conference in Atlanta admin Sat, 2016-09-03 00:00

I am very happy to be here and to meet again so many good friends of the Carmelite Family. More than 450 people reflecting together on the spiritual journey of Carmel is quite impressive, especially for our times.

Dieu soit béni à jamais, Lui qui m’a tant attendu !

Lettre du Prieur Général O.Carm., le Révérend Père Fernando Millán et du Préposé Général O. C. D., le Révérend Père Xavier Cannistrà, à l’occasion du Jubilé de la Miséricorde.

            Chers sœurs et frères de la Famille du Carmel,

            Que la paix soit avec vous !

            Le 11 juin dernier, accompagnés de nos conseillers et définiteurs généraux respectifs, nous avons franchi ensemble la Porte Sainte.

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Activities of the Prior General

On the 17th of June, in the company of all the members of the Curia, the Prior General, Fernando Millán Romeral, O.Carm., led the celebration of Evening Prayer at the St. Albert’s International Centre, to mark the closing of the academic year. The Prior General in his address to the members

Letter of the Prior General on the Solemnity of Our Lady of Mount Carmel 2016

Dear brothers and sisters in Carmel,

As we do every year, we get ready to celebrate the feasts in honour of Our Lady of Mount Carmel, our Mother and Sister as we like to call her among Carmelites, following the ancient tradition that comes down to us from the Middle Ages. First of all, I want to offer you my best wishes for the feast.



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."