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Letter of the Prior General on the Solemnity of Our Lady of Mount Carmel 2015

Dear brothers and sisters,

Another year gone by, and we are again looking forward to the feast of our Lady of Mount Carmel.  On account of that I would like to say a word to you all, first of all, to wish you a happy feast day and to

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The Prior General at the General Chapter of the Discalced Carmelites

On the 21st of May, the Prior General, Fernando Millán Romeral, O.Carm. took part in the General Chapter of our brothers the Discalced Carmelites  which was celebrated in Avila from the 2nd to the 24th of May, 2015. In line with what has now become a tradition whereby the General of each branch  is invited to speak at the General Chapter of the other. Fr. Fernando, having congratulated Fr. Saverio Cannistrà on his re-election, spoke about the

Activities of the Prior General

As part of the visitation of the British Province and accompanied by Fr. John Keating, O. Carm., Councillor General for Europe, the Prior General celebrated a thanksgiving Eucharist on the occasion of the 60th anniversary of the National Shrine of St. Jude in Faversham and of the various bodies linked to it.

The activities of the Prior General

From the 11th to the 15th of March, the Prior General, Fernando Millán Romeral, O.Carm., visited the Carmelite community in Luncani, Romania, where he learned about the work of Carmelites in that part of the world.


The Year of Consecrated Life, which began some months ago is for us Carmelites an occasion for reflecting on some fundamental aspects of our life and charism. On this occasion, we, the Superiors General of the Carmelites and Discalced Carmelites, Fr. Fernando Millán Romeral and Fr. Saverio Cannistrà,

Letter from the Prior General O.Carm and the Superior General O.C.D on Wadi Project

Greetings from Rome!

Conscious of the common heritage and spirituality that we share, and as you may already know, our two Orders, O.Carm. and O.C.D., have been developing different joint projects over the past two decades, we would like to invite your participation in the work of conservation on Mount Carmel.

The Activities of the Prior General

The Prior General, Fernando Millán Romeral, O. Carm., took part last March 29 in the celebrations of the 125th anniversary of the American Province of St. Elias (SEL) that were held at the National Shrine of Our Lady of Mount Carmel in Middletown, NY (CITOC online 23/2014).



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."