Carmelites Publish Dictionary of Order

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ROME, FEB. 14, 2008 (Zenit.org).- After 10 years of preparatory work, a dictionary of Carmel was released, considered "one of the most practical books that Carmel has produced in recent years."



This is how a statement from the Carmelite community described "A Carmelite Dictionary," presented Monday at the Teresianum College in Rome.

The dictionary was compiled by Fathers Emmanuel Boaga and Louis Borriello.

Currently only available in Italian, the 1,031-page dictionary covers themes ranging from Carmelite apostolate and doctrine, names, authors, books, history, theology, science, spirituality, art, various concepts that refer to Carmel, and juridical matters.

The communiqué said it "offers a lot of help for someone doing initial research, looking for a quick reference, or developing a theme. It offers a good insight into many Carmelite issues, furthermore it provides material for specialists, sometimes with fascinating details. The information is well researched and with a bibliography on many Carmelite themes."

It is published in Rome by Citta Nuova and costs €90.