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Council Agenda, Prior General

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

Letter of the Prior General on the Solemnity of Our Lady of Mount Carmel 2015


Fernando Millán Romeral, O.Carm., Prior General.

Dear brothers and sisters,

Another year gone by, and we are again looking forward to the feast of our Lady of Mount Carmel.  On account of that I would like to say a word to you all, first of all, to wish you a happy feast day and to

The Prior General at the General Chapter of the Discalced Carmelites

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On the 21st of May, the Prior General, Fernando Millán Romeral, O.Carm. took part in the General Chapter of our brothers the Discalced Carmelites  which was celebrated in Avila from the 2nd to the 24th of May, 2015. In line with what has now become a tradition whereby the General of each branch  is invited to speak at the General Chapter of the other. Fr. Fernando, having congratulated Fr. Saverio Cannistrà on his re-election, spoke about the

Activities of the Prior General


As part of the visitation of the British Province and accompanied by Fr. John Keating, O. Carm., Councillor General for Europe, the Prior General celebrated a thanksgiving Eucharist on the occasion of the 60th anniversary of the National Shrine of St. Jude in Faversham and of the various bodies linked to it.

The activities of the Prior General


From the 11th to the 15th of March, the Prior General, Fernando Millán Romeral, O.Carm., visited the Carmelite community in Luncani, Romania, where he learned about the work of Carmelites in that part of the world.


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The Year of Consecrated Life, which began some months ago is for us Carmelites an occasion for reflecting on some fundamental aspects of our life and charism. On this occasion, we, the Superiors General of the Carmelites and Discalced Carmelites, Fr. Fernando Millán Romeral and Fr. Saverio Cannistrà,

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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.


by Dr. Radut