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A Meeting of the General Council

The most recent meeting of the General Council took place from the 7th to the 15th of December. In addition to the items of ordinary administration and the reports of the General Councillors, the Prior General and his Council made the following appointments:

General Chapter of the Congregation of the Hermanas Carmelitas de Madre Candelaria

The General Chapter of the Congregation of the Hermanas Carmelitas de Madre Candelaria was held 9-17 December 2018 at the Casa General at Campiñas, Caracas, Venezuela. The following were elected:

Half yearly meeting of the General Councils O.Carm.-OCD.

The regular six-monthly meeting of the General Councils of the Carmelites and Discalced Carmelites took place on the 13th December last at the General Curia OCD in Rome. Issues of common interest were discussed and various experiences were shared.

Electoral Chapter of the Monastery of Santa Ignacia, Tarlac, Philippines

The Elective Chapter of the Carmelite Monastery of Santa Ignacia, Tarlac, Philippines, was held 13 December 2018. The following were elected:

  • Prioress
VITAM COELO REDDIDERUNT admin Sat, 2018-12-15 17:42
88/2018 – 14 – 12

Sr. Carmen Josefina Morales Birlanga, (MAY)


Ortus: 25-04-31
P. Temp.: 24-04-55
P. Soll.: 09-09-58<--break->


P. Anthony McNamara, (PCM)



Activities of the Prior General admin Sat, 2018-12-15 12:48
87/2018 – 11 – 12

On November 25, the Prior General, Fernando Millán Romeral, O.Carm., presided the Eucharist on the Solemnity of Christ The King with the Carmelite

Preparatory Commission for the General Chapter 2019

The Preparatory Commission for the General Chapter 2019 held its second meeting from 3rd to 5th December 2018 in the Curia, Rome. It discussed the

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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."