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Activities of the Prior General in Asia

Accompanied by Fr. Albertus Herwanta, O.Carm., Councillor General for Asia, Australia and Oceania, the Prior General Fr. Fernando Millán Romeral, O.Carm., undertook a canonical visitation of the Indonesian Province, now the largest in the Order. Following a stop-over in China, he visited the community of the Provincial Commissariat of Sumatra and participated in their Assembly.

Activities of the Prior General in Latin America

Following the ALACAR Congress, which took place at the Villa de Leiva, Columbia (see CITOC no. 108/2009), the Prior General Fr. Fernando Millán Romeral, O.Carm., who was accompanied by Fr. Raúl Maraví. O.Carm., Councillor General for the Americas, visited the communities of Medellin and Arjona.

Prior General

Fr. Fernando Millán Romeral, O.Carm., Prior General

Fr. Fernando was born on August 19, 1962 in Madrid. He studied at the Colegio Santa Maria del Carmen in Madrid. Following his simple profession in 1981, he studied philosophy at the Pontifical Comillas University and completed his studies in theology at the C.E.T. in Seville, at the Milltown Institute in Dublin and at Comillas. He obtained a licentiate in theology at the Pontifical Comllas University in 1990.


Message from the Prior General

Dear friends of Carmel,

Firstly, I want to welcome those of you who are visiting this website of the Carmelite Order. New technologies offer us the possibility to get mountains of information. The website of the Carmelite Order actually wants to do more, it wants to provide you with a space for reflection, a space to be in contact with spirituality, with tradition and with the charism of Carmel, a place of encounter among all the members of the Carmelite Family: friars, nuns, religious sisters, lay people, Carmelite youth, and everyone who, for one reason or another, is interested in the spiritual world of Carmel.



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."