The General Council proposed this theme for the Council of Provinces, that is the role of authority in the promotion of the charism, so that the leaders of the Order together could reflect on how all of us can promote the knowledge and love of the charism or impede it. The charism is not a thing that we can take up or ignore at our whim; it is our vocation, our role in the Church and the world. The Instrumentum Laboris, as stated in n.
CARMELUS Commentarii ab Instituto Carmelitano editi
contains original articles on theology, especially in the areas of spirituality and Mariology, as well as history. It also includes editions of texts and book reviews. The annual bibliography (begun in 1953) attempts to provide exhaustive coverage of published material by or about Carmelites.
Carmelus is published twice a year, each volume containing about 400 pages.
ANALECTA ORDINIS CARMELITARUM contains the official documentation of the Order - Acts of the Holy See, Decrees of the Order, Provincial Chapters, and other official news - from 1909 to the present. There are also short articles, editions of texts, news, and obituaries of deceased members.
Analecta appears normally twice each year as soon as the documentation for the previous year is complete.
A series of explorations of the Carmelite Rule which draw out its character as a way of following Jesus Christ: a contemplative outlook on life, a readiness to hear the Word of God and a willingness to be of service to others.
|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."