Carmel: 400 years in Bologna

Carmel: 400 years in Bologna

A ceremony began the celebrations of the 400th anniversary of the foundation of the monastery of Discalced Carmelite Nuns in Bologna, the Father Provincial of the Discalced Carmelites of Lombardy presiding.

Thanking God for the 400 years of presence of the feminine branch of Carmel in that city, our sisters also invite us to thank all those who, during that long period of time, have helped and given support to the community. In 1617, Cardinal Ludovisi, wishing to welcome a community of Carmelites in his diocese, said: “This is a very holy undertaking, and with time  it will be of great aid to our city,” thereby voicing the desire of all the citizens to provide assistance for a foundation that they foresaw would give spiritual and temporal support to Bologna.

We unite ourselves to our sisters’ prayers and ask for the accomplishment of their desire to advance always from good to better, faithful to the charism inherited from Holy Mother Teresa of Jesus.