Recent activities of the Prior General

Saturday, 15 October 2016
On the 10th and 11th of September 2016, the Prior General, Fernando Millán Romeral, O.Carm., led the celebration of the Eucharist in the Carmelite house of San Felice del Benaco (Brescia, Italy) on the occasion of the 5th centenary of the death of Blessed Baptist of Mantua (Spagnoli). Blessed Baptist's body, still incorrupt, had been transferred there some days earlier from the cathedral of Mantua. The Prior General spoke about the importance of seeing in these centenary celebrations an occasion for renewal, building on these important figures, towards a revitalisation of our witness in the world of today. The following Sundays, those who led the Eucharist included Fr. Tiberio Scorrano, O.Carm., Vice-provincial of the Italian province, Fr.Christian Körner, O.Carm., Vice General of the Order, Fr. Giovanni Grosso, O.Carm., Provincial of the Italian Province, and Bishop Giuseppe Zenti, of the diocese of Verona. During this period, a number of cultural events are taking place, aimed at exposing the literary and humanistic contribution of Blessed Baptist, known in his own time as the “Christian Virgil”.
On 15th September the Prior General took part in the launching of the book by Fr. Wilfrid McGreal, with the title, “A stumbling pilgrim guided by indirections” (a biography of Fr. Malachy Lynch, O.Carm.). The launch was held in the rooms of the Carmelite Parish of Faversham (England). The large attendance included Fr. Joseph Chalmers, O.Carm., former Prior General of the Order and the author of the work, who paid tribute to the illustrious Carmelite. On behalf of the Order, the Prior General thanked Fr. Wilfrid for his great service in relation to the recent history of our Order.

On Saturday 8th October the Prior General led the celebration of the Mass of Thanksgiving for the 10th anniversary of the beatification of Mother Teresa Scrilli, in the church of the Holy Cross, near the generalate of the “Instituto Nostra Signora del Carmelo” (INSC). The concelebrants included Fr. Vincenzo Mosca, O.Carm., the  Postulator of the cause and a number of Carmelite and other priests. The Superior General of the “Institute of Our Lady of Mount Carmel”, Mother Angelisa Spirandelli, was joined at the celebration by the Superior General of the Carmelite Missionary Sisters of St. Therese of the Child Jesus (SCMTBG), Mother Donatella Capello, and several sisters. The liturgy was followed by a cultural event put on by the children from the school of “Maria Teresa Scrilli” in Rome.

Source: CITOC Carmelite News