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General Delegation - Introduction

§1. In addition to Provinces and General Commissariats,  the General Chapter, and outside the Chapter, the Prior General with the consent of his Council, and after hearing the views of those concerned, may erect General Delegations, by establishing in autonomous entities religious originating from one or more provinces.

§2. The decree by which a General Delegation is established shall specify its purpose and its offices.

§3.     a) A General Delegation is headed by a superior; he shall have faculties determined by the Prior General and his Council (ad   nutum)

          b) If necessary, the Delegate General may be assisted by two Councillors.

          c) The Delegate General and his Councillors, if there are such, shall be appointed by the Prior General with the consent of his   Council.

§4. The statutes of the General Delegation shall define the relationship between the members of the Delegation and the Provinces from which they come, including all matters pertaining to the exercise of active and passive voice.

List of all General Delegations within the Order

  • Kenya
  • Bohemia and Moravia
  • Colombia
  • France



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."