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20 March 2024

Germany: Centenary of Carmelite Monastery in Munich

On Tuesday 23 January 2024, we opened a Jubilee Year for the centenary of our Monastery and Church with the celebration of a Solemn Mass.

The first Carmelites actually arrived in Munich in 1629, 395 years ago. With the secularization of 1802, the Carmelites had to abandon their convent. Today, only the ex-Church of that convent is partially conserved and used by the Archdiocese. In 1922 the Carmelites returned to Munich. A convent was inaugurated on 23 January 1924 and its Church was consecrated on 14 December 1924.

To make the present occasion more special, the Prior invited all the Major Superiors now residing in Munich to the celebration. During his homily, the Capuchin friar, Fr. Jan Bern encouraged all of us to live in the presence of God and let our life of prayer be a witness for the world today.

This Jubilee Year will conclude on 14 December 2024 with a Mass presided over by the Cardinal of Munich, while in the meantime numerous activities are being organised: conferences, concerts, exhibitions etc.