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A Meeting of the General Theological Commission

On the 4th of May, the General Theological Commission held its annual meeting at the Curia house in Rome. After the customary sharing of information about the work of the General Commissions,

“Bibliotheca Carmelitana Nova” Project

On Monday 23 April the supervisory committee of the “Bibliotheca Carmelitana Nova” Project met in CISA in Rome to review progress in 2011 and to plan for the coming year. Present were Dr. Edeltraud Klueting, Fathers Giovanni Grosso (president of the Carmelite Institute), Ton van de Gulik (Carmelite Librarian), Kevin Alban (Bursar General) and the principal researcher, Dr. Coralie Zermatten.

Culture and Spirituality in dialogue

The Institutum Carmelitanum and the community of St. Albert’s International Centre (CISA) have organised a series of events under the title, "Bellezza del Carmelo... tra pittura, musica e poesia", (The Beauty of Carmel, picture, music and poetry), that will be held at CISA on the 3rd Thursday of each of the three coming months, from 7.00 p.m to 8.30 p.m.

Members of Theological Commission
  • P. Giovanni Grosso (praeses)
  • P. Mark Attard (Mel)
  • P. Carlo
    Cicconetti (Ita)
  • P. Giuseppe Midili (Ita)
  • P. Conrad Mutizamhepo
    (Hib – Zim)
  • P. Christopher O’Donnell (Hib)
  • P. Aureliano Pacciolla
  • P. Henricus Pidyarto (Indo)
  • P. Christian Körner (comm. de
  • P. Miguel Norbert Ubarri (comm. de laicatu)
  • P.
    Raúl Maravi Cebrera (comm. de disciplinis et iuvenibus)
  • P. Desiderio
    Garcia Martinez (comm. de formatione)
Meeting of the General Theological Commission
The meeting of the General Theological Commission took place at the General Curia from 18th to 19th February 2010. Participating under the presidency of Fr. Giovanni Grosso were members of the General Commissions of the Order, together with the nominated members by the General Council.

Taking into account its role of coordination of the various commissions, the meeting began with an exchange of information on the work of the commissions and their forthcoming initiatives.



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."