New issue of CITOC Magazine with articles focusing on the General Congregation that was held in September 2016 at the Casa São Nuno in Fatima, Portugal. There are also articles on the 5th centenary of the death of Blessed Baptist Spagnoli, the episcopal ordinations of three new Carmelite bishops, and a variety of other news about the Order.
The Lay Carmelite is called to the Family of Carmel to be deeply involved in the mission of the Church, to contribute to the transformation of the secular world. A Lay Carmelite does this by sharing in the charism of the Carmelite Order. Being a Lay Carmelite is not just a devotion added to life; it is a way of life, a vocation.
The main highlight of the latest issue of the E-Bulletin for the Carmelite Laity is the conclusion of the extraordinary Jubilee of Mercy featuring two excellent articles. The first one is about the official celebrations at the end of this special year, and the second one tells about the Pilgrimage that both the General Council of the Carmelites (O.Carm.) and the General Definitory of the Discalced Carmelitas (O.C.D.) celebrated together at St. Peter’s Basilica.