John Keating, O.Carm.
Is a member of the Irish Province. He was educated by the Carmelites at Terenure College, Dublin, and entered the novitiate in Kinsale in 1964. He made his first profession in 1965 and then studied philosophy in Dublin until 1968 when he went to Collegio Internazionale Sant’Alberto in Rome gaining a licentiate at the Gregorian University. Returning to Dublin in 1972, he lived and worked in a number of Irish houses - Whitefriar Street, Gort Muire, Terenure and Kinsale. He has held the following positions during that time: Assistant Provincial, Provincial Councillor, Prior (Gort Muire and Kinsale), Director of Vocations and Formation Director. He worked for many years in the liturgical, retreat, youth and music ministry of the Carmelite Conference and Retreat Centre at Gort Muire. Following further studies in Rome and Paris from 1986 to 1988, he returned to Dublin to teach courses in liturgy, spirituality, and pastoral and homiletic practice at the Milltown Institute of Philosophy and Theology over a fifteen year period. He also taught at the National Centre for Liturgy. Before his election as Councillor General, he served on the Irish Commission for Liturgy, having been appointed for three consecutive terms by the Irish bishops. He also served on a number of the Carmelite Order commissions and now has the responsibility for the geographical area of Europe, formation and as Council liaison for Centro Internazionale Sant'Alberto in Rome.
Désiré Unen Alimange, O.Carm.
Was born on March 10, 1959 in the Democratic Republic of Congo. After finishing his scholastic formation he joined the Order, thus becoming one of the first Congolese young boys in Carmelite Religious life. After the Novitiate he made his first profession on September 16, 1979. He followed his studies in Philosophy and Theology in Kinshasa and Bunia (in Congo) and was ordained a priest on July 3, 1986. Father Désiré, obtained a degree in Sacred Liturgy from the Pontifical Institute of Saint Anselm in Rome. In the following years he has held several responsibilities in the Order both in the Congo and in Italy, among which: Vice Master of Novices, Vice Parish Priest, local Bursar and Prior, animator for Vocation Promotion, Rector of the students, Counsellor of the Provincial Commissariate of the Congo, and the third Provincial Commissary of the Congo from 2003 to 2007. In the General Chapter of 2007, he was elected General Counsellor, responsible for the geographic area of Africa and for Evangelization.
Raúl Maraví Cabrera, O.Carm.
Born in Lima, Peru on 2nd March 1964. In his childhood he attended a primary school run by the Capuchin Franciscans Friars, and then he did his secondary education in a Military School. After joining the Carmelite Order he made his first profession of vows in 25th January 1992. From 1994 to 1997 he was in charge of youth ministry of an important area in the archdioceses of Lima with 21 parishes. Fr. Raúl was ordained a priest on 13th June 1997 in Lima, Peru. He holds a B.A. in Economics at Universidad de San Martín de Porres (Lima) and in Theology at Facultad de Teología Pontificia y Civil de Lima, a M.A. in Semitic Languages at Catholic University of America (Washington) and a S.S.L. in Sacred Scriptures at Pontificio Istituto Biblico (Rome). After having finished his studies in Rome, he returned to Lima, to take over his new assignment as President of a prestigious Carmelite school: Colegio Nuestra Señora del Carmen. He also worked as a professor of Old Testament and Biblical Hebrew at Facultad de Teología Pontificia y Civil de Lima, and as the director of the Spiritual Retreat Centre of the Carmelites in Peru. Fr. Raul is currently a member of the General Council of the Carmelite Order representing the Americas, and President of the International Commission of Carmelite Schools and Youth.
Albertus Magnus Herwanta, O.Carm.
Was born in Yogyakarta on 19th November 1958. After graduating from St. Peter minor seminary he joined the Carmelite Order in 1979 and ordained priest in 1987. He taught at St. Albert Senior High School in Malang (East Java) for 3 years. He holds a master's degree in Educational Management from the Catholic University of America in Washington. In 1994 he was appointed to teach at St. Paul Senior High School in Jember (East Java) where he became Headmaster of the school from 1997-2002. He was a Provincial Councillor from 1997-2003 and the Director of the Indonesian Carmelite Institute where he initiated an Indonesian Carmelite publication, Karmelindo. In the year of 2002 he was appointed Headmaster of St. Albert Senior High School in Malang and was elected Councillor General for Asia-Australia-Oceania in 2007. His main subjects of interest are education, management and leadership.