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Carmel responds to Covid-19

 

Today people feel a helplessness that they have never felt before. In the face of a virus that spreads rapidly and has led to the death of many thousands of people throughout the world, we are caught between fear and hope, given that along with those who have died, an even greater number have been cured. The General Curia, by means of this website, wishes to offer a space that will help people to pray, for themselves and for the people they love.

1) We offer a daily Lectio divina: a prayerful reading of the Word of God,
2) Links to websites: streaming the celebration of the Eucharist on Sundays and weekdays,
3) A reflection corner: casting a Carmelite eye over all that is happening and bring to peoples’ attention some areas that we risk neglecting in the desire to deal with the frontline of the pandemic.

 

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Electoral Chapter of the Monastery of Valencia, Spain

The Elective Chapter of the Carmelite Monastery of Valencia, Spain, was held 25 September 2020. The following were elected:


  • Prioress:  Sr. M ...
Electoral Chapter of the Monastery of Batu, Indonesia

The Elective Chapter of the Carmelite Monastery of Batu, Indonesia, was held 24 September 2020. The following were elected:


  • Prioress:  Sr. M. Laura ...
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Provincial Chapter of the Dutch Province

During the Provincial Chapter of the Dutch Province held on 22-24 September 2020 were elected:


  • Prior Provincial:  Fr. Huub Welzen, O.Carm.
  • First ...
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Provincial Chapter of the Neapolitan Province

During the Provincial Chapter of the Neapolitan Province held on 14-18 September 2020 were elected:


  • Prior Provincial:  Fr. Cosimo Pagliara, O.Carm ...
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St. Therese of Lisieux Novena, Day 6

THE CENTRALITY OF CHRIST

Reading

“My peace, my joy, my love, O Christ!
          ‘Tis Thou alone!  Thou hast sufficed.”

—    taken from the poem “Jesus Only.”

Reflection

Thérèse’s spirituality, indeed, her life, cannot be understood without Christ.  As a child, she learned to know and adore him,

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Lectio Divina: 26th Sunday in Ordinary Time (A)

The parable of the two sons
Disobedient obedience and obedient disobedience
Matthew 21: 28-32

 1. Opening prayer

Lord Jesus, send your Spirit to help us to read the Scriptures with the same mind that you read them to the disciples on the way to Emmaus. In the light of the Word, written in the Bible, you helped them to discover the presence of God in the disturbing events of your sentence and death. Thus, the cross that seemed to be the end of all hope became for them the source of life and of resurrection.

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Lectio Divina: Luke 9:46-50
Lectio Divina: Michael, Gabriel, and Raphael, Archangels
Lectio Divina: Luke 9:57-62
Lectio: Luke 10:1-12
Lectio Divina: The Holy Guardian Angel - Matthew 18:1-5,10
Lectio Divina: Luke 10:17-24
Lectio Divina: 27th Sunday in Ordinary Time (A)
  • Welcome!


    Message from the Prior General


    Dear Readers of this Website,

    Communication is such an important part of our lives and of our faith. It is at the heart of our relationship with God, and therefore, with one another. Good communication helps to build up the body of humanity. It is for this reason that I am happy to greet each one of you as readers of this website, the official website of our Order, and to express the wish that we may all be good readers and good communicators.
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  • The Carmelites


    The Carmelites? Who are we?

    ROOT

    The Holy Land, Mount Carmel to be exact. A mountain celebrated for its sheer beauty. Stretching out into the deep blue of the Mediterranean Sea Mount Carmel in the springtime of the year is a glow with the vivacious colouring of flowering shrubs and plants. A symbol for the beauty of Mary. On that mountain the first Carmelites came together, a unique group. Laymen, most of them, living as hermits in community. They took as their model one who appealed to many monks in the West, the Prophet Elijah.

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