The Prior General sends us his greetings as we remember Mary under the beloved title of Our Lady of Mount Carmel. His letter speaks to us about the upcoming XV Ordinary General Assembly of the Synod of Bishops in Rome, 2019 World Youth Day in Panama, and celebrations honoring Our Lady of Mount Carmel in the Philippines and in Spain. We commemorate Our Mother and Sister, the Domina loci (mistress of the place) that is at the center of our lives and that inspires and encourages us to live our Carmelite charism at the service of the Gospel, of the people of God and of all humanity.
The Carmelite Institute of North America will present a Live Lenten Streaming Webinar on March 10, 2018, on the Discernment in the Carmelite Tradition: Living Out Our Call to Allegiance. This Webinar is being presented by Fr. Nicholas Blackwell, O.Carm. The presentation focuses on the tools for discernment from within the Carmelite tradition and why we need to cultivate and utilize these tools as it relates to our prayer and ministerial lives. Registration Info
On February 6, the opening of the documents of inquiry regarding the alleged miracle attributed to the intercession of Blessed Tito Brandsma in the Diocese of Palm Beach (Florida, USA) took place. This very simple and yet solemn act took place at the Congregation for the Causes of Saints (Congregatio Pro Causis Sanctorum), in Rome, Italy.
Over the past three years, the Order’s General Commission for Evangelization and Mission has produced booklets containing reflections on the relationship between Pope Francis’ Evangeli Gaudium and our Carmelite charism and spirituality. The third booklet in the series, entitled: The Word of God in our Carmelite Journey, is now available to be either read or downloaded.