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Dieu soit béni à jamais, Lui qui m’a tant attendu !

Lettre du Prieur Général O.Carm., le Révérend Père Fernando Millán et du Préposé Général O. C. D., le Révérend Père Xavier Cannistrà, à l’occasion du Jubilé de la Miséricorde.

            Chers sœurs et frères de la Famille du Carmel,

            Que la paix soit avec vous !

            Le 11 juin dernier, accompagnés de nos conseillers et définiteurs généraux respectifs, nous avons franchi ensemble la Porte Sainte.

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Letter of the Prior General on the Solemnity of Our Lady of Mount Carmel 2016

Dear brothers and sisters in Carmel,

As we do every year, we get ready to celebrate the feasts in honour of Our Lady of Mount Carmel, our Mother and Sister as we like to call her among Carmelites, following the ancient tradition that comes down to us from the Middle Ages. First of all, I want to offer you my best wishes for the feast.

May God be blessed forever, He who waited for me so long!

Letter from the O. Carm. Prior General, the Reverend Father Fernando Millán, and the O.C.D. Superior General, the Reverend Father Saverio Cannistrà, on the occasion of the Jubilee of Mercy

To the brothers and sisters of the family of Carmel,


Er sei für immer gepriesen, weil er so lange auf mich gewartet hat


des Generalpriors O.Carm. P. Fernando Millán Romeral


des Generaloberen OCD P. Saverio Cannistrà

zum Jubiläum der Barmherzigkeit
An die Schwestern und Brüder der Karmelitanischen Familie.


«Christ, the face of the Father’s Mercy»

« Be merciful as your heavenly Father is merciful »

(Lk 6, 36)

Dear Brother Bishops and Priests, deacons, men and women religious brothers and sisters, and faithful,

On April 11, Pope Francis proclaimed an Extraordinary Jubilee Year of Mercy to open on December 8, 2015, the Solemnity of the Immaculate Conception and conclude on November 20, 2016,

Presentation of the Prior General

Rome, 25th September 2015

RE: Presentation of the Prior General

Dear Brother/Sister,

On May 24, 2015, Feast of Pentecost, Pope Francisco published his encyclical letter Laudato Si, in which the Pope made a solemn appeal to the Church and all humanity to "protect our common home",

Fundamental Values of Carmelite Spirituality

This presentation was given by the former Prior General of the Carmelite Order during the 4th International Lay Carmelite Congress held at Sassone, Rome, in September 2006, which had as its theme ‘Formation and Communication at the Service of the Community’.

It is a special joy to be with you at this International Congress of Lay Carmelites and to have the opportunity to renew many wonderful friendships that I have treasured in my past travels around the world. I have been asked by the organizing committee of the Congress to offer you some introductory thoughts about our spirituality and tradition, and I am very happy to do this.

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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."