Sons of the pioneers

Let us keep before us our true founders, those holy fathers from whom we descend, for we know that by means of that path of poverty and humility they now enjoy God.

St. Teresa of Avila

The Book of Her Foundations, Chap. 14, No. 4

In 1991, two courageous and creative Carmelite superiors general, together with their definitories, met for the first time in centuries. Discalced Carmelite General Superior Camilo Maccise, O.C.D. (of blessed memory) and Carmelite Prior General Joseph Chalmers, O.Carm. were the pioneers. Or should we say that they were sons of the pioneers? History will mark this moment well.


Read more about this brave adventure in their 2003 letter marking eleven years of O.Carm. – O.C.D. dialogue and collaboration, SO THAT THE WORLD MAY BELIEVE

“If communion and fraternity are signs of the Spirit’s presence, we can assure you that He has been present among us. Where the Spirit will take us from now on we know not, but we are sure that He will be leading the way… We have tried to respond to the challenges of the present moment. It will fall to new generations to discern the direction of the Spirit in faith.”


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