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Initium Novitiatus

  • 14-11-19 Theresa Marie Nguyen (WAH), Whapeton, USA

Professio Solemnis

  • 23-11-19 James Thien Tran (SEL-Viet), Ho Chi Minh City, ...
Lectio Divina December 2019

Universal – The Very Young
That every country resolutely commits to taking the necessary measures to make the future of the very young, especially those who suffer, a priority.

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ISA Marks World Day for Mental Health with Talk on Suicide

The Institute of Spirituality in Asia (ISA) commemorated World Day for Mental Health (October 10) with a public lecture on “Suicide, Psychology, ...

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Initium Novitiatus

  • 12-10-19 Elisabetta Dal Ben (CAE), Camerino, Italia

Professio Temporanea

  • 07-09-19 Fabrice Anon (Ger-Cam), Efoulan, Cameroun

Profess ...

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Bl. Bartholomew Fanti, Priest (m)

A native of Mantua, Italy, he was a Carmelite in the Mantuan Congregation and already ordained priest by 1452. For 35 years in the Carmelite church of his city, he was the spiritual director and rector of the Confraternity of the Blessed Virgin Mary, for whom he wrote a rule and a set of statutes.

Humble and gentle,

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Lectio Divina: Matthew 7:21,24-27

1) Opening prayer

Lord our God,
to those who trust in You
and live the gospel of Your Son,
You are a dependable rock.
In the storms and tensions of our times,

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Lectio Divina: Matthew 9:27-31
Lectio Divina: Matthew 9:35 - 10:1,5-8
Lectio Divina: 2nd Sunday of Advent (A)
Lectio Divina: Immaculate Conception of the B.V.Mary
Lectio Divina: Matthew 18:12-14
Lectio Divina: Matthew 11:28-30
Lectio Divina: Our Lady of Guadalupe (Lk1:26-38)
  • 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?


    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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