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General Delegation of Colombia

In 1971, the General Chapter approved the establishment of an international group of friars, who would live in Colombia, to promote the Carmelite way of life and foster vocations in Latin America. On 28 June 1973 the community of Bogota was canonically erected by the General Council.

After many changes in personnel within the community, the General Council, on 14 November 1986 erected it as a General Delegation, with the title "Titus Brandsma".
At present the Delegation has a house in Bogota and another one in Medellín, and has 5 religious.


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."