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Assembly of the USG and a Meeting with Pope Francis

On the 27th and 28th of November, the Prior General, Fernando Millán Romeral, O.Carm., took part in the 82nd Assembly of the Union of Superiors General, held in Rome. Some 120 Generals of orders and congregations attended. The theme chosen for this assembly was, Pope Francis: The Challenge of Gospel Leadership. This theme was in line with that of the previous assembly in May 2013,

I Commend My Poor and My Sick to You...

Letter from the Prior General FERNANDO MILLAN ROMERAL to the Carmelite Family on the occasion of the beatification of Father Angelo Paoli

19th March 2010 Solemnity of St. Joseph


Carmel, with all its many groups and branches, is to be found nowadays in all five continents. It lives among many cultures and in many social contexts. Along with the more conventional ministries (parishes, schools, houses of spirituality), quite a number of Carmelites are involved in the work of peace and justice,

The general councils of O.Carm. and O.C.D on Mount Carmel

Throughout the six years that the term of the General leadership lasts there are moments that are difficult, joyful, sad, emotional, moments in which one feels an extraordinary pride in our Carmelite family, and so on. At the end of last year, (from 29th November to 4th December 2010) we had one of those very intense, profound and joyful moments, in the meeting of the two General Councils, O.Carm and O.C.D.,

The Activities of the Prior General

From the 21st to the 23rd of November 2012, the Prior General, Fr. Fernando Millán Romeral, O.Carm., took part in the 80th General Assembly of the USG (Union of Superiors General), in which, among a variety of topics, the financial crisis was studied in its relation of Religious Life. In addition to that, the participants who were at the recent Synod of Bishops shared their experiences,

Letter from the Prior General

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Activities of the Prior General

The Prior General, Fr. Fernando Millán Romeral, O.Carm., together with the Vice Prior General and Prior of the Curia, Fr. Christian Körner, O.Carm., along with other members of the Curia, welcomed the Spanish Ambassador to the Holy See,

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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."