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Letter of the Prior General on the Solemnity of Our Lady of Mount Carmel 2016


Dear brothers and sisters in Carmel,

As we do every year, we get ready to celebrate the feasts in honour of Our Lady of Mount Carmel, our Mother and Sister as we like to call her among Carmelites, following the ancient tradition that comes down to us from the Middle Ages. First of all, I want to offer you my best wishes for the feast.

May God be blessed forever, He who waited for me so long!


Letter from the O. Carm. Prior General, the Reverend Father Fernando Millán, and the O.C.D. Superior General, the Reverend Father Saverio Cannistrà, on the occasion of the Jubilee of Mercy

To the brothers and sisters of the family of Carmel,


Activities of the Prior General


On the 7th of March, the Prior General, Fernando Millán Romeral, O.Carm. took part in a Theology Congress which took place in Santiago de Compostela (Spain), at which he delivered a paper on the Sacrament of Penance and its renewal in the context of the Year of Mercy.

The Activities of the Prior General

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On the 5th of January, the Prior General, Fernando Millán Romeral, O.Carm., paid a visit to the mother house of the Hermanas de la Virgen María del Monte Carmelo in Orihuela (Alicante, Spain), where the remains of the foundress, Mother Elisea Oliver, are kept, while her cause for beatification is advancing. 

Council Agenda 2016


Agenda and Activities of the General Council in 2016 - (still updating)

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Activities of the Prior General


Recently, on the 16th of November, the Prior General, Fernando Millán Romeral, O.Carm.,  gave a lecture in Zaragoza (Spain) on the “Sacrament of Penance as a Celebration of Mercy”, as part of the series organised by the “Fundación Acción Social Católica” (Catholic Social Action Foundation), celebrating the Year of Mercy.

Activities of the Prior General


On the 22nd of October, the Prior General, Fernando Millán Romeral, O.Carm. presided at the launch of the book by Ismael Martinez, O.Carm. on the history of the Carmelites in Granada.

Presentation of the Prior General


Rome, 25th September 2015

RE: Presentation of the Prior General

Dear Brother/Sister,

On May 24, 2015, Feast of Pentecost, Pope Francisco published his encyclical letter Laudato Si, in which the Pope made a solemn appeal to the Church and all humanity to "protect our common home",

Activities of the Prior General


On September 25-27, 2015, the prior general, Fernando Millán Romeral, O. Carm., participated in the gathering of the Lay Carmelites in North America (“Lay Carmelite Convocation”) which took place in Atlanta, Georgia (USA). At the meeting, which focused on the theme “Carmelite Transformation: A Lifelong Journey,” more than 470 people from various parts of the USA, Canada, and Aruba participated.

Activities of the Prior General


On the 14th of July, 2015, the Prior General, Fernando Millán Romeral, O.Carm., led the solemn celebration of the Eucharist of thanksgiving for the 400th anniversary of the foundation of the Monastery of the Encarnación in Zaragoza (Spain). The Provincial of the Province of Aragon, Castile and Valencia also took part, along with numerous other Carmelites and a number

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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." 


by Dr. Radut