The latest news from the Carmelite Order and from the Bay Area Region.

Also included are details about two electronic newsletters for Lay Carmelites: the Lay Carmelite e-Bulletin, published by the Order, and the Carmelite Review, a quarterly newsletter published by the Carmelite Media Office of the Province of the Most Pure Heart of Mary.

New Question and Answer Series

This new Question-and-Answer Series was begun in the attempt to clarify questions and/or concerns that came up during the 2019 Lay Carmelite Convocation in Chicago, IL. Cindy Perazzo, the Coordinator of Lay Carmelites for the Province of the Most Pure Heart of Mary, will address one or two questions every Friday and we will post them on our website. Eventually, all will be covered. You will note that usually, she will throw in a little personal philosophy in regard to the question as well.

Letter of the Prior General on the Solemnity of Our Lady of Mount Carmel 2018

Fernando Millán Romeral, O.Carm., Prior General

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.