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Electoral Chapter of the Monastery of Utrera, Spain

the Monastery of Utrera, Spain
46/2019 – 30 – 06

The Elective Chapter of the Carmelite Monastery of Utrera, Spain, was held 26-27 June 2019. The following were elected:

  • Prioress: Sr. Rosermary Nduku Mbithi, O.Carm.
  • 1st Councilor: Sr. María de Lourdes Lario Reverte, O.Carm.
  • 2nd Councilor: Sr. M. José Navarro López, O.Carm.
  • 3rd Councilor: Sr. M. Felista Syokau Maithya, O.Carm.
  • 4th Couniclor: Sr. M. Antonia Barbancho Aranda, O.Carm.
  • Director of Novices: Sr. Anastasia Syombua Mbithi, O.Carm.
  • Treasurer: Sr. María de Lourdes Lario Reverte, O.Carm.
  • Sacristan: Sr. M. Lucy Mutio Mbithi, O.Carm.

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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."