Carmelite Constitutions

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Chapter I The Gift and Mission of the Order 1-13
Chapter II The Charism of the Order 14-15
   1. The contemplative dimension of our life 16-18
   2. Fraternity 19-20
  3. Service in the midst of the people 21-24
  4. Elijah and Mary, our inspiration 25-27
  5. The Carmelite family             28 

Part Two - Our Life as Brothers

Chapter III Life in Community 29-42
Chapter IV Evangelical Counsels and Vows 43-44
  1. Obedience: hearing and discerning God's plan 45-49
  2. Poverty: sharing and solidarity 50-58
  3. Chastity: celibate for the kingdom 59-63
Chapter V Prayer  
  1. Prayer in general 64-68
  2. Liturgical prayer 69-76
  3. Personal prayer 77-84
  4. Veneration of the Blessed Virgin Mary and of the Saints 85-90
ChapterVI Our Apostolic Mission - General Considerations 91-95
Chapter VII Our Apostolic Mission in the Local Church 96-105
Chapter VIII Concern for the Carmelite Family 106-109
Chapter IX Our Apostolic Mission and the Promotion of Justice 110-116
  and Peace throughout the world  

Part Three - Formation

Chapter X The Process of Formation of the Carmelite 117-120
Chapter XI The Ministry of Formation 121-130
Chapter XII The Ministry of Vocations 131-133
Chapter XIII The Stages of Formation 134
   1. The Pre-novitiate   135-138
  2. The Novitiate 139-151
  3. The Period of Simple Profession 152-155
  4. Solemn Profession 165-158
  5. Formation for various ministries 159-167
  6. Ongoing Formation 168-173

  Part Four - The Government of Our Order

Chapter XIV The Basic Structure of the Order 174-188
Chapter XV The Law of the Order 189-199
ChapterXVI Active and Passive Voice 200-205
ChapterXVII Authority within the Order - Offices in General 206-216
Chapter XVIII Chapters and Other Collegial Acts  
  1. Chapters 217-225
  2. Offices 226-254
Chapter XIX General Government  
  1. The General Chapter 255-274
  2. The Prior General 275-284
  3. The General Congregation 285-287
  4. The Council of Provinces 288-290
  5. Regions 291-292
  6. The General Council 293-299
  7. The Vice Prior General 300
  8. The General Councillors 301-205
  9. The Procurator General 306
  10. The Bursar General 307
  11. The Secretary General and the Offices of the Curia 308-312
Chapter XX The Government of Provinces    
  1. The Provincial Chapter 313-339
  2. The Prior Provincial    340-355
  3. The Provincial Council 356-368
   4. Provincial Officials 369-374
  5. Government of Provincial Commissariats 375-378
Chapter XXI Government of Communities    
  1. Local Chapters and Councils 379-387
  2. The Local Prior 388-395
  3. Other Local Officials 396-397
Chapter XXII The Administration of Goods 398-405
ChapterXXIII  Departure and Dismissal from the Order 406-415
     
Epilogue   416
     
  General Index  
     
  Biblical Index
     
  Notes and Abbreviations  
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