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General Commissions of the Order

Our Carmelite Constitutions demand that several General Commissions be established by the Prior General and General Council during each six-year term.

Each Commission consists of a group of people (both friars and others) who with a specific Vision Statement are entrusted with a set of responsibilities in a given area about which they advise the General Council. The President of each Commission is normally a member of the General Curia. In this way, they assist in the ministry of discernment and guidance for the Order.

They have proven to be valuable as groups of dedicated people who reflect on a particular area of the life of the Order and devise ways in which that aspect of Carmel might be strengthened and renewed.

From time to time, the General Council also establishes various task forces with a view to undertaking some specific projects on their behalf.

Formation Commission

President: Benny Phang Khong Wing, O.Carm.
Oversees the whole process of formation in all its stages.

For further information see: Formation Commission

Justice, Peace and Integrity of Creation Commission

President: Conrad Mutizamhepo, O.Carm.
Promotes the integration of prayer, reflection and action inspired by God’s commitment to human wellbeing especially through transformative action.

For further information see: Justice, Peace and Integrity of Creation Commission

Carmelite Youth Commission

President: Robert Thomas Puthussery, O.Carm.
Has a mission of accompaniment, animation and empowerment of collaborative ministry with young people through the Order.

For further information see: Carmelite Youth Commission

Commission for the Economy

(also called the General Financial Commission)

President: Christian Körner, O.Carm.
Various responsibilities associated with the financial administration of the Order.

For further information see: Commission for the Economy

Liturgy and Prayer Commission

President: Richard Byrne, O.Carm.
Oversees the production of liturgical materials and promotes the liturgical and prayer life of the Order.

For further information see: Liturgy and Prayer Commission

General Secretariat for the Laity

President: Luis José Maza Subero, O.Carm.
Foster and support the vocation and mission of lay Carmelites.

For further information see: General Secretariate for the Laity

General Secretariat for the Affiliated Congregations

President: Luis José Maza Subero, O.Carm.
Foster the participation of the Affiliated Congregations in the life of the Carmelite Family.

For further information see: General Secretariate for the Affiliated Congregations

General Coordination of New Foundations Commission

President: Luis José Maza Subero, O.Carm.
Supports the work of new foundations within the Order through various means.

For further information see: General Coordination of New Foundations Commission

Task Force for the reform of the Institutum Carmelitanum

President: Michael Farrugia, O.Carm.
To evaluate and propose an updated structure for the Institutum Carmelitanum.

Communications Task Force

President: Richard Byrne, O.Carm.
To evaluate and update the General Curia’s current Communication Office. 

For further information see: Communications Task Force