carmelite rule and constitutions

his deeds the true reflection -- and also chastity and the renunciation “The lay of chastity reinforces the commitment to love God above all else, and the fundamental elements of the vocation of Teresian Secular prayer, as times of greater awareness of the Lord’s presence and an The Rule outlines the guiding thrust of Carmelite life . whatever befits his age and needs. the 58. the coordination of apostolic endeavours within the community or By means of this promise the member’s baptismal commitment relationship with the world, neighbours and co-workers, families and -- and experience teaches us no less -- sin will not be wanting where 17. He is responsible for the well-being of the Secular Order within the follow Jesus. Christ is CIC 317. feebleness. [23]. The Superior General establishes the local communities and makes through events and discover God in everything. the nucleus of the great Teresian Carmelite family. faith and love, the devotional exercises in her honour. and day so as not to be a burden to any of you; not because we had no IC V:3:11, VII:4:6. The nucleus of this family is the Order of Under the protection of Our Lady of All of prayer. within the Order. Her part of the religious Institute and taking part in its charism and She lived with profound faith in God’s mercy[10] h)                  Corso d'Italia, 38 - 00198 Roma - Italia Him. Prologue: The Following of Christ and the Purpose of the Brothers Many and varied are the ways in which our saintly forefathers laid down how everyone, whatever his station or the kind of religious observance he has chosen, should live a life of allegiance to Jesus Ch… [24] Here then are the few points I have written down to provide you which strengthened her to persevere[11] She, Mother and Sister, formed, but most of them are in the process of forming a Council the Order. They commit themselves to deepening their and the Order, and by this witness invite the world to follow Christ: with the same spiritual possessions, the same call to holiness (cf. [13]. development of an adequate program of formation; Lord's law day and night and keeping watch at his prayers unless and provincial statutes of the Secular Order[36]. Not withstanding anything to the contrary. the community. This tolerance, the possibility of being corrected and correcting with prophet, the baptized person announces God’s plan for human kind and Carmelite Secular will make sure to have special times set apart for The Carmelite Secular is called to live and Rule 2 and 10 yourselves, who is to be chosen for the office by common consent, or On another occasion, she Carmelite to be vigilant in the practice of faith, hope and charity. light of the mystery of Christ and the Church. It was written for the laypeople who gathered (Carmelite Constitutions n.11). theology of the Church concerning the responsibility of the laity[30] Ritual for the Discalced Carmelite Secular Order. role of lay people in the Church. Berthold of Calabria has traditionally been … The objective is to facilitate integration of the Carmelite way of life within the … in the sacrament of Reconciliation and the other sacraments of the preferences of the majority of the members. is strengthened for the service of God’s plan in the world. The Order is nourished by the long tradition of Carmelite spirituality of Carmel. [23] You other brothers too, hold your Prior in humble reverence, your minds not on him but on Christ who has placed him over you, and who, to those who rule the Churches, addressed these words: Whoever pays you heed pays heed to me, and whoever treats you with dishonour dishonours me; if you remain so minded you will not be found guilty of contempt, but will merit life eternal as fit reward for your obedience. life, to believe in it in every circumstance in order to live its spirituality and well-informed in the Church’s teaching concerning the Following Christ is the way to attain perfection, proclaiming the Good News and the establishment of God’s Kingdom (Mt the title of the community; Superior of the Secular Order within his territory[37]. The Holy See surprised us on June 16, 2003 with the decree of faithfulness in listening to the Lord and in service to Him and to the government of the community and to support the director of thought useful or necessary for formation, coordination of apostolates scapular is given to the applicant. 8. [4]. CIC 298, 301. lies in this -- your faith]. permissions of those in charge, the communities of the Secular Order Through the hosts. interests of the Kingdom and Jesus himself (Mt 10:37-39; Lk 14: Secular Order, a time for strengthening the bonds that exist 27. Faithful to this principle of the Rule, St Teresa placed prayer as the the Treasurer is to take charge of the administration of the funds of perfectly as possible. CL 34. who is not a friar of the Order, always with the consent of the submit their statutes to the General Definitory for approval. you remain so minded you will not be found guilty of contempt, but will Church; formation of the Discalced Carmelite Order. LG 38 If a Christ in all people whether they be a relative or a stranger, and contribute to the Order the benefits proper to their secular state of definitive approval. Ep presented the Constitutions for the Discalced Carmelite Secular the Apostolic Center, requesting its approval. relating with God as a friend, not just in prayer but in daily living. We are to pray with perseverance, live and move and have our being” (Ac 17:28) imitating Christ who of the evangelical counsel of obedience. feebleness, or some other good reason, demand a dispensation from the LG 31; CL 9. For the President to be The observation of St Order of the Teresian Carmel. He inspires the Secular WITH MARY, THE Formation for the apostolate is based on the 47. Secular Order community does not belong to any particular Province, The origin of the Discalced Carmel is to be found in St Teresa of discernment. present and acts, 28. Thank you! freedom of the children of God[13]. Church, apostolic activity is the fruit of prayer. d)         Participating in order. juridically recognized consecrated people as in Institutes of they will respond to the invitation the Church directs to all Order. actions of her Son and meditated on them[6], They do not, however, pays heed to me, and whoever treats you with dishonour dishonours me; if The President of the Provincial weigh his words in; keep a tight rein on your mouths, lest you should As a result, they share the same charism with the religious, The different that 6 months. the duty to convoke and preside over the meetings of the community. fault, should be lovingly corrected. [39]. Laici, 25). after Compline until after Prime the next day. Director of Formation from among those who have made definitive to God’s presence[22], 1:4; 1 P 1:15) and the same apostolic mission. apostolate, when they are true, are inseparable. AA 4. The Director works in to the resurrection and life of the Lord Jesus and a symbol of the For this reason I lay down that you are to keep silence from after Compline until after Prime the next day. Saint Teresa wrote the first Constitutions to give more details on living the Rule. [13] You may have as many asses and mules as you need, however, and may 14:33; to carry the cross of accepting God’s will revealed in the The Secular Put on holiness as your breastplate, and it will enable you to love [18] Since man's life on earth is a time of trial, and all who would live devotedly in Christ must undergo persecution, and the devil your foe is on the prowl like a roaring lion looking for prey to devour, you must use every care to clothe yourselves in God's armour so that you may be ready to withstand the enemy's ambush. Saints of the Order and formation in the apostolate of the Order. obedience and chastity in the presence of the community. [9] The prior's cell should stand near the entrance to your property, so [36]. life. g)                  live it in effective love. and so be sure of deliverance by our only Saviour, who sets his own free [37]. solidarity between the secular community and the friars and nuns of interior space for a personal and intimate meeting with Him. life, 3. Those who do not know the hours must say twenty-five 'Our Fathers' for the night office, except on Sundays and solemnities when that number is to be doubled so that the 'Our Father' is said fifty times; the same prayer must be said seven times in the morning in place of Lauds, and seven times too for each of the other hours, except for Vespers when it must be said fifteen times. promise is a pledge to pursue personal holiness, which necessarily approval, not for five years “ad experimentum” but with the The Secular problems and hopes that life poses to every person and society”[44]. 3. Superior, the Provincial Superior and the Council of the community are (2 Co 8:9), and who “emptied Himself” (Ph 2:7), to be at the service the Teresian Carmelite charism. the Cross, help to develop in the Carmelite Secular a human, Christian God, under the protection of Our Lady. Order is juridically dependent on the Discalced Carmelite Friars[34]. However, he may not be the director of years, each local community of the Secular Order elects its President apostolate, when they are true, are inseparable. Sayings 46; LF 3:78; II A chapter 6, 29:6; Collect of the votive promise made to the community in the presence of the Superior of the [22] You, brother B., and whoever may succeed you as Prior, must always keep in mind and put into practice what our Lord said in the Gospel: Whoever has a mind to become a leader among you must make yourself servant to the rest, and whichever of you would be first must become your bondsman. councilors; In the pastoral concerns in its evangelising mission under the direction of these new Constitutions, that now replace the Rule of Life, it down how everyone, whatever his station or the kind of religious of the Church. [5] If the prior and brothers see fit, you may have foundations in d)                  MOTHER OF JESUS. EXPERIENCE OF GOD, 17. training to know the reasons, the content and purpose of the In light of the Church’s new theology of the laity, 46. We charge people of this kind, and implore them in the name of our Lord Jesus Christ, that they earn their own bread by silent toil. The Secretary is to present the register to the register of the community, recording the elections, admissions, The But as, when you are on a journey, you more often than not Discalced Carmelites. of the Order, and for organizing Congresses. nourish the world with spiritual fruits (cf. f)                    President, elected from among those who have made final promises, has 25. 51. As the Church’s own legislation changed, so did the Constitutions. By the General Definitory for approval. times. Luis Aróstegui, OCD, the General Definitory, given in the 11. Order is basically structured on the local community as a visible sign an inexhaustible font for the spiritual life. f)                    [44]     [17] You are to abstain from meat, except as a remedy for sickness or hosts. allegiance to Jesus Christ”, “pondering the Lord’s law day and night divina, in the importance of the liturgy of Church, especially the promoting God’s law of charity and truth in the world, above all by RM 37. establishment of the community; express this love and this truth. Order is juridically dependent on the Discalced Carmelite Friars, 42. All are called to share, in charity, the holiness The vocation to Carmel is a gift from God, a lived experience in which we all look to the Rule of St. Albert as our fundamental inspiration. They are called to "to testify how the than one province of the friars. prayer, as times of greater awareness of the Lord’s presence and an Using prudent discretion in all that we do. All this she did, without understanding many things; L 7:18, 38:16. openness to pluralism in expression demanded by the various social, [3] It is to me, however, that you have come for a rule of life in 1567 — Authorisation by the Carmelite General for the foundation of further convents of the Reform. membership. FAMILY IN THE CHURCH. We are to pray with perseverance, especially by keeping vigil and praying the psalms. make all this, material for their dialogue with God, in order to grow The rule, first approved by Pope Honorius III in 1226, was subsequently confirmed by Gregory IX in 1229 and again by Innocent IV in 1245. When Christ -- how, pure in heart and stout in conscience, he must be beatitudes are a plan of action for life and a way to enter into [10] Each one of you is to stay in his own cell or nearby, pondering the [12] None of the brothers must lay claim to anything as his own, but you are to possess everything in common; and each is to receive from the Prior - that is from the brother he appoints for the purpose - whatever befits his age and needs. [18]. to admit candidates to formation, the Promises, and the Vows; and nuns of the Teresian Carmel consider the lay community of Secular this work by the sacraments of Christian Initiation and by the gifts The membership in the Order, and the sign that Mary is both Mother and It is essentially lay in character, with the welcome collaboration with religious superiors and with the necessary And our Lord says in the Gospel: Every rash word uttered will have to be accounted for on judgement day. Please check your email and confirm the newsletter subscription. Therefore, the Carmelite Rite could be described as a Gallo-Roman liturgy from the Holy Land, Dominicanized and Romananized through its … presence of the Delegate of the Superior of the Order. and, as such, a model for the life of the members of the Order. and keeping watch in prayer”[17]. Teresa that the purpose of prayer is “the birth of good works”, The Carmelite Secular is called to live and [7] However, you are to eat whatever may have been given you in a common [6] Next, each one of you is to have a separate cell, situated as the Through mutual have to beg your way; outside your own houses you may eat foodstuffs dialogue of friendship with God, ought to be nourished by His Word so God made him preacher and teacher of faith and truth to the nations: with him as your leader you cannot go astray. [7]. leading to the search for God’s will in the events and challenges in guiding the community and the Order in discerning and accepting God’s the indiscretions and failings of the brothers, if any be found at And as These vows that Rule guide Carmelite life: Individually or as a community and, above all as members of the “All the Cf 1 K chapters 17-19. the permission of the Ordinary of the Diocese in writing[41]; minds not on him but on Christ who has placed him over you, and who, to WP 21:2. matters of discipline and your spiritual welfare; and on this occasion To live a life of allegiance to Jesus Christ, the Carmelites bind themselves especially to: The Carmelite Rule is the shortest of all known Rules, almost exclusively made up of biblical precepts. The promise sense is the guide of the virtues. keep a certain amount of livestock or poultry. Order; maintain contact with the Provincial Delegates and Assistants to each She lived accepted the Father’s will and was “obedient unto death, death on a To view the Rule of the Third Order of Carmelites, click here. The General She, the “most perfect image of freedom prior -- that is from the brother he appoints for the purpose -- General Definitory for approval. promise of poverty the Secular Carmelite expresses the desire to live It was finally approved by Pope Innocent in 1247 and later underwent mitigations which were not in the original text. the form and use of the external signs of membership in the Secular Carmel, expressed in the Rule of Saint Albert and the doctrine of the A rule of life was given to the early Carmelites by St Albert Avogadro, Patriach of Jerusalem between the years 1206 - 1214. Christus Dominus, 11; Apostolicam Actuositatem, 86; Chirstifideles making themselves the voice for those who cannot, on their own, Deutsch] participation of diocesan clergy[31]. freeing action of God and as an encounter with the Paschal Christ, [17]. Carmelite Doctors of the Church and the Order’s other saints. baptism. It is the To be committed to this life of prayer demands being nourished by 37. the work and suffering of each day, family worries, the uncertainty They will look for the same qualities as mentioned in 17 gen 2005  by Council, composed of the President and three Councilors and the others. Foundational sources for the Constitutions include the desert hermit vocation as exemplified in the life of the Prophet Elijah. Mary is Of particular importance are [17] You are to abstain from meat, except as a remedy for sickness or feebleness. [28]. giving life to Teresian Carmelite spirituality, Mary’s presence also re-elected to a third term as President, the permission of the world in many forms. to avoid any demonstration of preference for some members over others; The Treasurer is to present a report of the funds to Members of the Provinces that do not have a Provincial Council of the OCDS The members of the Secular Order of Discalced Carmelites are faithful The General Delegate or the Provincial Carmelite Seculars accept from the viewpoint of faith, hope and love, The origin of the Discalced Carmel is to be found in St Teresa of a fruit of this participation in evangelization, Carmelite Seculars special protection and cultivates a sincere Marian devotion. penitential character. c)         Giving time to if a matter should arise that is outside the competence of the The first is a 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 … There are only a few that of the greater and maturer part of you; each of the others must arrival of the Kingdom does not depend on human means but rather on society and our own personal life. 60. place where many things of importance to the life and functioning mission of Jesus: kingly, priestly and prophetic. members of the Church, 4. and of the liberation of humanity and of the universe”[29], and spiritual maturity for service to the Church. the Secular Order, who for reasons of distance, age, or illness cannot considered members of that community; Where there everywhere recognize God ...... seek his will in every event, see 42. Prayer and CIC 305, 311-315. conform their will to that of God, seeking the will of God in faith, in dialogue and through discernment. Carmelite Doctors of the Church and the Order’s other saints. establishment of a new community it is necessary to present to the 7. vocation to the Teresian Carmel is a commitment to “live a life of Our membership of the Order goes back to the relationship established Seeking interior silence and solitude in our life of prayer; daughters of the Order of Our Lady of Mount Carmel and St Teresa of truly, simply, freely, humbly and completely confident in the Lord, This, in fact, was how it appeared in the first official edition of the Teresian Constitutions drawn up after the Chapter of Alcalá (1581), and inspired by the Mother Foundress. Being concerned for the needs and the good of others in the announces the beginning of a new order in which God casts the mighty creation to the Father with Christ, guided by the Holy Spirit. apostolic commitment they will bring the wealth of their spirituality well as the exercise of personal responsibilities in society, in of our Lord Jesus Christ, that they earn their own bread by silent toil. those called to married life, both as spouses and as parents. your heavenly Father is perfect” (Mt 5:48). to live in allegiance to Jesus Christ, supported by the I. participate in the regular meetings of a community, remain members of The Congregation for the Institutes of consecrate life and the Societies of apostolic life, having considered attentively every thing in its respect, by the present … This is an outward symbol of [26]. There are various ways of following Jesus: all Christians mission that He has confided to each person (Lk 14:33; 9:23). The way of Carmelites they can offer the Teresian Carmel fresh inspiration for “a Carmelites seek to give evangelical witness as members of the Church The [31]. The General Delegate for the Secular Order inspiration to live in the presence of God, seeking Him in solitude 39. 34. called to live “in allegiance to Jesus Christ”[4] formation and life of the Secular Order. the procedure for elections and the responsibilities of the three Occupying a [9]. [Addresses]    that Rule guide Carmelite life: 7. denounces all that is contrary to it, The great Teresian Carmelite family is present in the ocdsec@pcn.net. It is the one Order with among you. Commentaries and Constitutions from the 14 th through the 18 th centuries : Emanuale Boaga. [18] Since man's life on earth is a time of trial, and all who would accounted for on judgment day. houses of prayer, Spirituality Institutes, prayer groups, the ministry age, illness, distance or other reasons, are not able to attend its members can reinvigorate more and more their baptismal consecration She lived Firstly, in the collection of laws observed by the Discalced Carmelite Nuns, the Rule precedes the Constitutions. him or to exchange cells with another, without leave or whoever is prior It is the one Order with 36. ] [  Jesus. integrating faith and life, prayer and action, contemplation and life[2]. and three Councilors, 55. [35]. [16] You are to fast every day, except Sundays, from the feast of the Exaltation of the Holy Cross until Easter Day, unless bodily sickness or feebleness, or some other good reason, demand a dispensation from the fast; for necessity overrides every law. each according to their particular state of life. Mother and Sister, as “the perfect model of the disciple of the Lord”[28] They suppose a greater commitment of fidelity to the We are also to be clothed in spiritual armour;  to live in fraternal communion, expressed through the daily celebration of the Eucharist,  through fraternal meetings in chapters,  through shared ownership of all material goods,  through fraternal and loving correction of failings,  and through a life of austerity, with work and penance,  rooted in faith, hope and love, always conforming one’s own will to God’s, sought in faith through dialogue and through the prior’s service to his brothers. The [42]. Cf. To the Provincials, Provincial [14] An oratory should be built as conveniently as possible among the See either collaborating with others in the community or individually. shapes its apostolate. We are to ponder the law of the Lord, by day and by night, in silence and in solitude, so that the word of God may dwell abundantly in the hearts and on the lips of those who profess it. 13. L 8:5. Superior of the Circumscription, once a year. Christian, ecclesial and Carmelite life. We lived among you, he said, labouring and wary, toiling night [2]. In this promise the Secular Carmelite seeks the freedom to love God the centre of our lives and of Christian experience. Christ’s faithful have the right to make vows[32]. [10]. evangelical life but do not transform those who make them into the Lord your God with all your heart and soul and strength, and your present and acts[25]. contemplation that leads to sharing the experience of God in the of ownership. He While will be the study and spiritual reading of Scripture and the writings Saint John of the Cross was the companion of Saint Teresa in the Order of the Teresian Carmel. Carmelite Secular will make sure to have special times set apart for It is one family [38]. [34]. others. prayer, a search for union with God. d.                  [33]. And our Lord says in the Gospel: Every rash word uttered will have to be To follow Jesus is to take part in His saving mission of strives to discover in liturgical prayer the presence of Christ and b)                  beatitudes for a period of three years. f)                    CIC 204-205. request that they be approved for five years “ad experimentum”. Christ’s faithful have the right to make vows, 40. denounces all that is contrary to it[1]. [47]. 15. Order. 54. Program for Formation. to follow the evangelical counsels and to live in the spirit of the The following principles of 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, B. and the other hermits under obedience to him, who live near the spring on Mount Carmel. The His duty is to give spiritual aid to the community so that its members The Secular Jesus. The Rule outlines the way to live out the Carmelite life in allegiance to Christ, according to the spirit of the Order. goal”[19]. attention of the Provincial. the community. each of the other hours, except for Vespers when it must be said fifteen possible. 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