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Why I Became a Third Order Carmelite


By Rosalie Alcantara Castro, TOC, Philippines

Why did I become a Third Order Carmelite?

Nothing happens by accident.  Everything happens for a reason.

A few minutes after I agreed to write this article, I had half a mind to call and request that someone else be given the task.  Guess where I was at that time?  I was in the hospital, huddled in a corner,

Saint Albert of Jerusalem


Albert Avogadro, supposedly born in 1150 in Castro Gualterii (Reggio Emilia), was a canon of Santa Croce di Mortara, then Bishop of Bobbio, and subsequently of Vercelli.  He was elected Patriarch of Jerusalem in 1205.  In 1206 he went to St. John of Acre with the role of Papal Delegate to the Holy Land.

Practical Information


How to get to Sassone:
The easiest way of getting to our house from the centre of Rome is by train from Roma Termini. Take the train for “Albano Laziale”. You can buy the ticket at the newsstand for a couple of euros. You need a “biglietto da ventichilometri”. Get off the train at Sassone.

Final Message- International Congress of Lay Carmelites


International Congress of Lay Carmelites
16 – 19 September, 2012, Sassone (Ciampino, RM),
Final Message

Dear Brothers and Sisters,

It gives us great joy to share with you the experience of the International Congress for Lay Carmelites, that was held at “Il Carmelo”, Sassone, from the 16th to the 23rd of September of this year.

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