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Carmelite Schools Task Force 2013-2019


Raúl Maraví Cabrera

"Catholic schools, which always strive to join their work of education with the explicit proclamation of the Gospel, are a most valuable resource for the evangelization of culture" (Evangelii Gaudium 106)

Through our Carmelite schools, the Order is committed to give an integral education and spiritual formation to thousands of children and teenagers around the world. During the past sexennium we devoted ourselves to instill Carmelite identity in the students, faculty, staff, parents and other people involved in our school ministries.

Awakening PROJECT San Felice del Benaco

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Sabrina Rubio Perez

Last August we, the Carmelite youth from different parts of Europe where the Order is present, met for five days to celebrate the second part of the “Awakening” project. They were very intense days in which the sharing

Invitation letter to WYD 2016 from the Polish Province


Dear Brothers and Sisters and all the young people who gather around our Carmelite spirituality!

On behalf of our Polish province and Polish youth, we would like to invite you to a common celebration of WYD 2016 in Cracow. We received very enthusiastically the news of the Holy Father,

25th anniversary of jucar: a celebration that looks to the future


Fr.  Fernando Millán, O.Carm. and Marco Blanquer

From December 2012 to December 2013 the Carmelite Youth in Spain (JUCAR) held a series of activities to mark the 25th Anniversary of its foundation.  This celebration served as a point of reference for our origins, for studying our present, and for looking to the future.

Evangelization through the Carmelite Order


By Michelle Laviola, Joliet Catholic Academy

Evangelization is the process which seeks to spread the Gospel and the teachings of the gospel throughout the world. Jesus instructed his followers to go out and spread the Good News. As Catholics, thi

International Congress of Carmelite Schools


Fr. Goyo Señor Benedí, O.Carm.

The First International Congress of Carmelite schools  was held from April 8-13, 2010 at “Terenure College” in Dublin, Ireland.   All of it, from the beginning to the end, was a great moment and wonderful opportunity to share our educational and personal experiences with all those present.

Ireland welcomes Carmelite Youth for the International Eucharist Congress

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This year Ireland will host the International Eucharistic Congress (IEC) which will take place in Dublin from 10-17 June 2012.The theme of the Congress is “The Eucharist; Communion with Christ and with One another”.

European Carmelite Youth Meeting


A group of young people who had been involved in the Carmelite European Pilgrimage of Hope (Rome, 2010) and with the Carmelite Youth Day in Madrid in 2011, met with the Councillor General for Europe, Fr. John Keating, O.Carm., at the General Curia in Rome from 20th to the 22nd January.

Congress on Carmelite Schools


The first International Congress on Carmelite Schools was held in Dublin, Ireland, from April 8th to the 13th. The setting chosen was Terenure Colege, the oldest school in the Order, which is celebrating its 150 years of foundation. The congress was attended by more than 70 friars, religious sisters and lay people who represented almost all our schools. These man and women are in charge of the education and formation of thousands of children and young people.

Carmelites of Terenure College Dublin celebrate 150 years

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On 10th January, the Carmelite School at Terenure, Dublin, celebrated its 150th Anniversary. The event has been marked by a series of events throughout 2009-2010. Although somewhat hindered by the heavy snow and bitterly cold weather, the day itself was marked by a nationally televised Eucharistic Celebration and short programme on this educational project of the Irish Carmelites. The Prior General, Fr. Fernando Millán Romeral, O.Carm., and the Councillors General John Keating and Raúl Maraví, joined the Provincial of the Irish Province, Fr.
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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." 


by Dr. Radut