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Activities of the Prior General

105/2015-28-12

Recently, on the 16th of November, the Prior General, Fernando Millán Romeral, O.Carm.,  gave a lecture in Zaragoza (Spain) on the “Sacrament of Penance as a Celebration of Mercy”, as part of the series organised by the “Fundación Acción Social Católica” (Catholic Social Action Foundation), celebrating the Year of Mercy.

On the 9th of December, in the company of various members of the Curia and of CISA, he led the celebration of the Eucharist at the Lay Centre at Foyer Unitas. During the celebration he presented a scroll to Professor Donna Orsuto, director of the Lay Centre and expert in the area of spirituality, making her a lay affiliate of the Carmelite Order. In his short address, the Prior General highlighted the valuable contribution that Professor Orsuto has made to our reflexions on carmelite spirituality, at the same time underlining some of the important elements of that spirituality for today’s world. A report of the event (in English) may be seen at the following website: https://laycentreblogsite.wordpress.com/2015/12/18/carmelite-general-council-visits-the-lay-centre/

On the 21st and 22nd of December, the Prior General visited the interprovincial community of Pozzo di Gotto in Sicily, and got to know more closely this significant presence of Carmel, by meeting the community and a group of lay people who are developing their knowledge of Carmelite of Spirituality.

Over this period, the Prior General has visited the monasteries of Madrid, Huesca (San Miguel y la Asunción) in Spain and San Giovanni la Punta in Sicily (Italy).

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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."