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Presentation of the CD, Albertus & Carmel, at St. Albert's International Centre in Rome


On Thursday, the 13th of March, Sr. Mariarosaria Calabrese and Sr. Mariagiulia Verdi, presented the CD, Albertus & Carmel, at the St. Albert's International Centre in Rome to an attendance of some fifty people.

The CD contains twelve songs, all to do with St. Albert of Jerusalem. The variety of songs, composed by the two sisters,

gives a feeling for St. Albert as the one who wrote the Rule of Carmel, for the hermits who asked for the Rule and for the world in which all of this happened. The songs also look at the world of today and the kind of contribution someone might make to that world, based on the spirit of St. Albert and the Rule he wrote. Sr. Mariarosaria and Sr. Mariagiulia are both Sisters of the Blessed Virgin Mary of Mount Carmel, living as hermits under the bishop of Arezzo, and affiliated to the Carmelite Order. They produced the CD both in Italian and in English. They hope it will have a wide diffusion as a way of making the figure and significance of St. Albert known more widely and as a novel way of celebrating the eighth centenary of his death.

The work of the sisters was warmly applauded by all who attended the presentation. The event ended with a rendition of Gounod's Ave Maria, by the international soprano, Felicia Bongiovanni. It is hoped in the future to produce a musical based on this work.

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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. 

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