IMC 2012: Sessions

Session 813: Following or Flouting the Carmelite Rule?

Tuesday 10 July 2012, 16.30-18.00

Sponsor:British Province of Carmelites / Institutum Carmelitanum, Roma / Carmelite Institute of Britain & Ireland, Dublin
Organiser:Johan Bergström-Allen, Carmelite Institute of Britain & Ireland, Dublin / Université de Lausanne / Saint Albert's Press
Moderator/Chair:Antony Lester, British Province of Carmelites, York / University of York
Paper 813-aThe Carmelite Rule: From a Lay Formula of Life to a Religious Rule
(Language: English)
Patrick Mullins, Department of Theology, Milltown Institute, Dublin / Carmelite Institute of Britain & Ireland, Dublin
Index terms: Lay Piety, Religious Life
Paper 813-bRewriting the Rules?: Blessed John Soreth's Reform of the Carmelite Order
(Language: English)
Giovanni Grosso, Institutum Carmelitanum, Roma
Index terms: Monasticism, Religious Life
Paper 813-cThe Benefits of Observance?: The Accounts of the Carmelites in Utrecht
(Language: English)
Bram van den Hoven van Genderen, Departement Geschiedenis en Kunstgeschiedenis, Universiteit Utrecht
Index terms: Ecclesiastical History, Lay Piety, Monasticism, Sermons and Preaching

The Carmelite Rule of Saint Albert was one of the shortest medieval rules guiding the religious life of mendicant friars, but began as a formula vitae for lay penitents in the Holy Land. Adapted to many different forms of the Carmelite charism over the centuries, it has proved to be an inspiration from which many different interpretations can be drawn. The papers in this session will explore its early development and adaptation.