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Procurator General

Fr. Michael Farrugia, O.Carm.

Fr. Michael Farrugia O.Carm., Procurator General

Fr. Michael was born on 6th January 1962. In 1984 he made the religious Solemn Profession. Following his studies of philosophy in Malta, he continued with his studies in Sacred Theology at the Pontifical Gregorian University, in Rome.  In 1986, he was ordained to priesthood by Blessed Pope John Paul II.  Fr. Michael continued his studies in Canon Law at the Pontifical Lateran University where he earned his doctorate. In the Province, Fr. Michael was Provincial Bursar, Provincial Councilor, Prior, Parish Priest and member of the formation team. In the year 2009 he was elected Prior Provincial and re-elected in 2012. He was president of the Italy-Malta Region.

In the Archdiocese of Malta, Fr. Michael was Defender of the Bond and Justice Promoter in the Ecclesiastical Tribunal and Judge of the Regional Tribunal of Second Instance. In 2006, he was elected member of the Presbyterial Council and was member on various diocesan commissions.  He was councilor and President of the Conference of Religious Major Superiors.

At the General Chapter in 2013 he was elected Procurator General of the Order to serve for six year term 2013-2019 and at the General Chapter in 2019 he was reelected to serve for second term 2019-2025.


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."