Highlights

Father Eulogio Pacho has died

Father Eulogio Pacho has died

Father Eulogio Pacho Polvorinos – Fr. Eulogio of Our Lady of Mount Carmel – died during the evening of February 1st in Burgos. He was born on July 27, 1926, in Calaveras de Arriba (Leon) and made his profession on August 15, 1942. He was ordained to the priesthood on […]

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News from the Carmel in Tangiers (Morocco)

News from the Carmel in Tangiers (Morocco)

The community of Discalced Carmelite Nuns in Tangiers have sent us some news which we wish to share with you. During 2017, two Sisters arrived to build up the community by their presence: Sister Sidioly, originally from Bolivia, who came from the Telde Carmel (Canary Isles, Spain) and Sister Julia, […]

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Death of Mons. Adeodatus Micallef

Death of Mons. Adeodatus Micallef

Recently, on the 3rd of January, we received the sad news that Monsignor Adeodatus Micallef had died. He was a Carmelite Bishop, born in Birkirkara, Malta, on the 17th of December 1928. Mons. Micallef entered the Order on the 15th of August 1947, was professed a year later and took […]

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Monsignor Anders Arborelius, Swede of the year, 2017

Monsignor Anders Arborelius, Swede of the year, 2017

The prestigious, Swedish news magazine ‘Fokus’ has named our brother, Cardinal Anders Arborelius, OCD, Swedish citizen of the year, taking into account his unwavering and inclusive character as the most visible head of the Catholic church in Sweden, where everyone is able to find a space in which to share […]

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New General Bursar

New  General  Bursar

The General Definitory has nominated Fr. Paolo De Carli OCD from the Venetian Province as the new General Bursar. Fr, Paolo was born in Trent in 1965 and, on the completion of High School studies in Electrotechnics, entered our monastery of Madonna delle Laste (Trent) where he made his first […]

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OCDS Congress: Province of Southeast Brazil

OCDS Congress: Province of Southeast Brazil

The Order of Discalced Carmelites Secular of the Province of Saint Joseph, Southeast Brazil, celebrated its 33rd Provincial Congress from November 2nd through 5th. Approximately 100 members of the 54 Communities and Groups in that OCDS province participated. The theme of the event was, “The identity of the Secular Carmelite,” […]

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Tenth anniversary of the beatification

Tenth anniversary of the beatification

On 28th October, 2007, Cardinal Saraiva Martins beatified 498 martyrs who had died in Spain during the 20th century, in St. Peter’s Square. Among them were 32 Discalced Carmelites, including Fr. Eufrasio of the Child Jesus or Fr. Eusebius of the Child Jesus who led the group of 15 martyrs […]

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Return of Avignon-Aquitane Carmelites to Lyon

Return  of  Avignon-Aquitane  Carmelites  to  Lyon

Our brethren of the Avignon-Aquitane Province have been in Lyon since 11th September 2017.   In the past, the Order had a foundation there from 1619 to 1792.  Then in 1859, on the advice of the Curé of Ars, Fr. Agustín Maria of theMost Blessed Sacrament (Hermann Cohen) restored the OCD […]

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Formation meeting in the Teresianum

Formation meeting in the Teresianum

From the 15th to the 23rd of last September, thirty-four Discalced nuns from the Regina Pacis and Mater Carmeli Associations of Italy met together in the Rome Teresianum to take part in a meeting specifically aimed at the formators of the communities. The course, of 22 teaching hours, was begun […]

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Ecumenical Patriarch Bartholomew I visits the Bologna monastery

Ecumenical Patriarch Bartholomew I visits the Bologna monastery

Our Discalced Carmelite sisters of Bologna, Italy, recount the historic visit: “During his recent stay in Bologna on the occasion of the closing celebrations of the Eucharistic Congress, Ecumenical Patriarch Bartholomew I kindly accepted our invitation and visited our monastery. “Welcomed festively by the chiming of bells, the Patriarch entered […]

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