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Clerical Society of Virgo Flos Carmeli

Clerical Society of Virgo Flos Carmeli

The Society Virgo Flos Carmeli Clerical consists of members of the Heralds of the Gospel who have received a call to the priesthood, after decades of community life, in order to better undertake evangelization. The Society is an expression of the charism of the Heralds of the Gospel Association, with the specificity of priestly vocation, and strives to provide ministerial assistance to believers who feel attracted to its charism, especially those living in community.

Biographical Information

Founder: Monsignor John Scognamiglio Clá Dias

Foundation: 1956

Ecclesial Recognition: Approved as a diocesan institute June 15, 2006. Received approval as a society of apostolic life by Benedict XVI on April 4, 2009.

Membership: Brazil, Colombia, Italy, Peru, Spain, Ecuador, El Salvador, Dominican Republic and Paraguay

Membership: In 2011, the Society has 83 priests, 34 deacons and 483 permanent members
- male
- religious


Lay/Religious: male religious only

Individual/Community: community

Commitment/Vows: Vows of Evangelical Counsels

Purpose and Activities

Overall Purpose: The sanctification the members, both the brothers who belong as well as the sisters of the Heralds of the Gospel, according to the practice and development of their charisms.

Apostolic commitments: Painstaking practice of the virtue of fortitude; catechesis, evangelization

Marian Characteristics

Major Inspirations:

General Marian Characteristics:

Spiritual\Devotional Exercises: Consecration to Mary according to the method of St. Louis de Montfort; Recitation of the Little Office of the Immaculate Conception

Pastoral/Apostolic Endeavors: Promotion of Marian devotion through mailings to millions of families around the world


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