To be a Carmelite today: A joy ever new, a joy to be shared.
In response to the General Chapter of 2013, the Order’s commission for evangelization and mission at its September meeting began to work on a project that might engage the whole Carmelite Family. On the 30th March 2015 a letter from this commission, together with a short booklet in the three official languages of the Order (Italian, Spanish, English), was circulated to all provincials, superiors general and affiliated groups. This letter expressed the desire of the commission to engage in a conversation with the whole Carmelite Family on evangelization and mission. There are seven short reflections with an overall theme “To be a Carmelite today: A joy ever new, a joy to be shared.” Each section has quotations from Evangelii Gaudium of Pope Francis, the final message of the General Chapter and an invitation to reflection and prayer.
The letter and the booklet can be downloaded from the Order’s website [or see links below] and — where necessary — may be translated, printed and distributed to communities, monasteries, TOC groups and individuals. A brief summary of community, province or individual reflections can be posted back on the area provided on the Order's website and will be used by the commission to further the mission of the Order with regards to the challenge of evangelization today.
To Be A Carmelite Today
Download the Letter, Booklet and Brochure:
Letter in English 2 pp, 42.49 KB
Booklet 12 pp, 517.76 KB
Brochure 2 pp, 569.35 KB
Reflections in booklet and brochure include...
- A Life Centered in Jesus Christ
- A Life Lived in Community
- A Life of Closeness to the Poor
- A Life of Faith, Journeying with the People
- A Life Transformed, a Life Poured Out
- A Life Drawn to the Peripherie
- A Life Shaped by Our Love for Mary