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Final Message of the General Congregation 2022

GENERAL CONGREGATION OF THE BROTHERS OF OUR LADY OF MOUNT CARMEL 2022 Carmel: Passion for God, for the Fraternity and for Humanity We, members of the General Congregation of the Order of the Brothers of the Blessed Virgin Mary of Mount Carmel, gathered at Villa Aurelia, Rome, 4-17 September 2022, …

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What is Carmelite Spirituality?

Early on in Carmelite Rule — as written by St. Albert of Jerusalem, the Lawgiver of Carmel — is found its purpose: “Many and varied are the ways …” Those who seek Christ according to the life of Carmel are reminded it is one of various ways that lead to …

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“You are my witnesses” (Is. 43:10) From one generation to the next: called to be faithful to our Carmelite charism We, Carmelite Friars, gathered in General Chapter at Il Carmelo, Sassone, Italy (10-27 September 2019), from all over the world, greet our brothers and sisters of the Carmelite Family: grace and …

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The Carmelite Charism

What is a charism? Catholic religious orders use the word ‘charism’ to describe their spiritual orientation and any special characteristics or values. A charism (from the Greek: χαρίσμα) in general denotes any grace that God gifts to an individual or group to perform a specific mission in the Church and …

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History of the Scapular

Throughout time, prayer and Carmel have been synonymous and the Carmelites have contributed greatly to the spiritual life and holiness of the Church. Perhaps one of our most significant contributions has been devotion to Mary, Mother of God, particularly under her title of Our Lady of Mount Carmel. Tradition tells …

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Carmelite Charism

Jesus Christ gave his disciples the gift of the Holy Spirit and the mission to proclaim salvation to the whole world. To live out the full dimension of this command is to pursue the “spiritual life.” The Church is called by the Holy Spirit to embody and proclaim union with …

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