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Carmelite Culture, Spirituality and History
York, May 2003

The British Province of Carmelites, a religious order in the Roman Catholic
Church, in conjunction with the Centre for Medieval Studies at the University of
York, is holding an academic symposium in York on Friday 16th May. The symposium
is on Carmelite culture, history and spirituality, focussing especially on the
role of lay-people and women religious in the order from the Middle Ages to the
present day.

The symposium is being organised to mark the 550th anniversary of the papal letter
"Cum Nulla". A mass will be held in York Minster at 11.30am, and the conference
runs from 2-5pm. Further details can be found at

Anyone interested in making a brief presentation on Carmelite literature, culture,
art, liturgy, history, archaeology, is asked to contact the symposium convenor,
Mr. Johan Bergstrom-Allen (

The Province hopes to publish the proceedings of the symposium, and anyone
interested in publishing on the above topics unable to attend the May event is
still invited to submit.