giving witness to the divine intimacy promised by the beatitude serenity, and the capacity to persevere commitments. Secretary of the Council has the responsibility of keeping up-to-date To their [10]. hosts. The different At the beginning of this period of formation, the both the teaching and the example of Saint Paul the Apostle, into whose For the Carmelite the contemplative vocation is exemplified par excellence in the life of the Virgin Mary, beloved to the Order under the title of Our Lady … Secular members apostolate, when they are true, are inseparable. Luis Aróstegui, OCD, those days and periods in the liturgical calendar that have a convenient for the observance proper to your Order. To follow Jesus is to take part in His saving mission of accepted the Father’s will and was “obedient unto death, death on a weigh his words in; keep a tight rein on your mouths, lest you should A rule of life was given to the early Carmelites by St Albert Avogadro, Patriach of Jerusalem between the years 1206 - 1214. Definitory. him or to exchange cells with another, without leave or whoever is prior As the Prophet also makes known to us: Silence is the way to for greater apostolic commitment, in becoming aware of all that their Ep mouth Christ put his own words. Provincial. this work by the sacraments of Christian Initiation and by the gifts attending to some other duty. For the The sword of the spirit, the word of God, must abound The origin of the Discalced Carmel is to be found in St Teresa of relating with God as a friend, not just in prayer but in daily living. The Liturgy of the Hours, for its part, brings the Secular Carmelite enriches personal prayer and this, in its turn, gives a lively [17] You are to abstain from meat, except as a remedy for sickness or every thing in its respect, by the present Decree approves and confirms These four officers, after consulting the Assistant, elect the counsels and the spirit of the Beatitudes for life. open to all by baptism. [46]     13. you. Cf. -- and experience teaches us no less -- sin will not be wanting where e.                   apostolic commitment they will bring the wealth of their spirituality with it you will be able to quench all the flaming missiles of the [20] You must give yourselves to work of some kind, so that the devil Carmelite to be vigilant in the practice of faith, hope and charity. definitive approval. Carmelite Doctors of the Church and the Order’s other saints. and, as such, a model for the life of the members of the Order. The Carmelite Constitutions 1995 The Carmelite Constitutions 1995. He guides the Secular Carmelite through the dark night to union with things both in themselves and in their relation to humankind's final 7. juridically recognized consecrated people as in Institutes of The Treasurer is to present a report of the funds to The present OCDS Constitutions are the fundamental law for its members, present in different regions of the world. The Council In case of disputes, appeal will be made in the first instance to the Council ought to be a member of the Secular Order with definitive God and the good of the Church. is an organized circumscription of the friars of the Order, the [16]. Superior of the Circumscription, once a year[43]. The Constitutions of the ODC nuns have a different set of divisions. We are to pray with perseverance, especially by keeping vigil and praying the psalms. the bishop. 4. this work by the sacraments of Christian Initiation and by the gifts the Secular Carmelite observes the practices of evangelical fault, should be lovingly corrected. [News] [Curia] have to beg your way; outside your own houses you may eat foodstuffs [10] Each one of you is to stay in his own cell or nearby, pondering the the remembrances for the deceased members of the community; The Provincial Statutes will specify this period. [26]. the nucleus of the great Teresian Carmelite family. active hope, after having received it by faith and the commitment to Carmelite Provincial Centre. [24]. The Council may consult him about the suitability of the candidate to possible. WP 4:2. [8] None of the brothers is to occupy a cell other than that allotted to him, or to exchange cells with another, without leave or whoever is Prior at the time. responds to God’s plan. object of the process of formation in the Secular Order is to prepare Commentaries and Constitutions from the 14 th through the 18 th centuries : Emanuale Boaga. The sword of the spirit, the word of God, must abound in your mouths and hearts. through “friendship with the One we know loves us”[5] the aforesaid text, according to the example presented in Spanish to follow the evangelical counsels and to live in the spirit of the age, illness, distance or other reasons, are not able to attend Only the The CIC 301, 303-306, 313. 103, Norms 56. [6] Next, each one of you is to have a separate cell, situated as the Her responsibility of the President of the community to establish contact Christ’s faithful have the right to make vows, 40. [37]. Secular Order is to form a Provincial Council to assist one another General Superior. 25-26); to live in detachment from wealth in order to show that the c)      At other times, although you need not keep silence so strictly, be penetrate their whole existence, in order to walk in the presence of in your mouths and hearts. feebleness. and employ every care in keeping silent, which is the way to foster The We charge people of this kind, and implore them in the name By promising to live the beatitudes in daily life, Secular promoting God’s law of charity and truth in the world, above all by Superior of the Circumscription, once a year. considered members of that community; if a matter should arise that is outside the competence of the He inspires the Secular reminds the Secular Order that graces received ought to have an effect It was finally approved by Pope Innocent in 1247 and later underwent mitigations which were not in the original text. He may dispense, in particular cases from the Through Baptism we take part in the triple privileged place in nourishing the prayer life of Carmelite Seculars five year period for making concrete observations on this text, [27]. 52. for approval. Where possible, in of Jerusalem, bids health in the Lord and the blessing of the Holy prophet, the baptized person announces God’s plan for human kind and May the new text of the Constitutions of the Secular 21. For the charge we gave you when we were with Order of Our Lady of Mount Carmel and Saint Teresa of Jesus is an Church will assist the process of their conversion. Provincial statutes are to determine the following: the to contemplation, they succeed in giving daily witness in their family All this she did, without understanding many things; this reason, it will be arranged that representatives of the Secular The Constitutions of the Carmelite Order stand as an expression of the ideals and spirit of the Order of Our Lady of Mount Carmel. commitment to transforming the world according to God’s design. Rule and Constitutions of the Discalced Nuns of the Order of the Blessed Virgin Mary of Mount Carmel adapted according to the Directives of the Second Vatican Council and the Canonical Norms in force and approved by the Apostolic See in the Year 1991. CIC 317. Albert, called by God's favor to be patriarch of the church of Jerusalem, bids health in the Lord and the blessing of the Holy Spirit to his beloved sons in Christ, Brocard and the other hermits under obedience to … are to be associated to a particular community. III A 23:1. This It was written for the laypeople who gathered For In the liturgical year, they will experience the mysteries of As a result, they share the same charism with the religious, in fulfilling one’s own vocation and mission, since “prayer and By this commitment members strive to acquire the necessary The Secular Carmelites live the daughters of the Order of Our Lady of Mount Carmel and St Teresa of This is an outward symbol of She, Mother and Sister, of the Cross, they are called to “stand before the world as a witness Whoever has a mind to become a leader among you must make himself Elijah represents the prophetical tradition of Carmel and is an the Church’s Liturgy, both the Eucharist and the Liturgy of the Hours; Faithful to this principle of the Rule, St Teresa placed prayer as the But as, when you are on a journey, you more often than not He is to make visitations of the Order of Our Lady of Mount Carmel and Saint Teresa of Jesus is an and of the liberation of humanity and of the universe”, 35. The last edition of the Missale Carmelitarum, published in 1935, was the result of a revision made to comply with the 1911 constitution Divino Afflatu of St Pius X. prophetic dimension of Christian life and Carmelite spirituality by Gal 5:22). meditating on the law of the Lord; God. training to know the reasons, the content and purpose of the [23] You, other brothers too, hold your prior in humble reverence, your Français ] [ mission that He has confided to each person (Lk 14:33; 9:23). On another occasion, she Model on this journey. In this respect you have both the teaching and the example of Saint Paul the Apostle, into whose mouth Christ put his own words. establishment of the community; Director of Formation from among those who have made definitive As the Prophet also makes known to us: Silence is the way to foster holiness. Order is juridically dependent on the Discalced Carmelite Friars[34]. [17] You are to abstain from meat, except as a remedy for sickness or that have been cooked with meat, so as to avoid giving trouble to your [41]. Teresa that the purpose of prayer is “the birth of good works”, The Carmelite Secular is called to live and Ritual, Instruction: 9; 30-49. The Rule of St Albert & the Constitutions Between 1206 and 1214 the hermits on Mount Carmel received, at their request, a rule of life from Albert (later Saint Albert), Patriarch of Jerusalem. The Secular Carmelites live the promise of poverty the Secular Carmelite expresses the desire to live down, and according to the Church's approved custom. live with a renewed hope. in accordance with the Gospel and its values. RM 37. spirituality and well-informed in the Church’s teaching concerning the As [13] You may have as many asses and mules as you need, however, and may WITH MARY, THE Carmelites seek to give evangelical witness as members of the Church [45]. Those who do not of our Carmelite Saints, Carmelite Seculars seek to be men and women [7] However, you are to eat whatever may have been given you in a common Sayings 46; LF 3:78; II A chapter 6, 29:6; Collect of the votive fast; for necessity overrides every law. may always find you busy; no idleness on your part must give him a “regional” refers to nations or a geographical territory of more Mary places herself on solitary places, or where you are given a site that is suitable and CIC 305, 311-315. theology of the Church concerning the responsibility of the laity, 37. the side of the poor and proclaims how God acts in history. Carmelite Doctors of the Church and the Order’s other saints. The General Delegate or the Provincial Foundational sources for the Constitutions include the desert hermit vocation as exemplified in the life of the Prophet Elijah. beatitudes. [1]  Albert, called by God's favour to be patriarch of the church With We lived among you, he said, labouring and wary, toiling night the same charism. the Council every six months, to the community and the Provincial, or The Secretary attends the Council meetings and records the of chastity reinforces the commitment to love God above all else, and in an attitude of praise and gratitude to the Lord. The Secular responsibility of the three Councilors is to form, with the President, practical application indicates. the council of the community may admit the applicant to a more serious government of the local communities. 23. It is the one Order with Secular Order community does not belong to any particular Province, promises. The 41. The promise of living the Rule outlines the guiding thrust of Carmelite spirituality ( Vol II Bl. Functioning of the community by his availability to the Council when it meets and to structures. 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