Highlights

Saint Teresa of Jesus. Exclamations

Saint Teresa of Jesus. Exclamations

On the 10th of April last – in the famous Church of the Gesù – the Jesuit Fathers of Rome organized and hosted a spectacle of light and sound that accompanied the prayerful reading of texts chosen from the Exclamations of St. Teresa. The production and interpretation were conducted by […]

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Fr. General in the Middle East

Fr. General in the Middle East

At the end of last March, Fr. General, Saverio Cannistrà, began a pastoral visit to the brothers and sisters of Lebanon. Until the 14th of April, he visited all the convents and monasteries present in the semiprovince, to dialogue with the religious friars and nuns present in them, as well […]

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Paris Province: a spiritual retreat

Paris Province: a spiritual retreat

Between February 24th and March 1st, a goodly number of friars from the Paris Province met in the Trappist Abbey of Soligny to make a spiritual retreat together, according to the desire expressed in the 2017 Provincial Chapter. This desire became a reality in the place where a young man […]

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Jeannine Poitrey has died

Jeannine Poitrey has died

From the community of Alba de Tormes, in the Iberian province (Spain), we received the sad news of the death of Jeannine Poitrey on December 31st last, in Biarritz (France). Mrs. Poitrey, a Parisian by birth, devoted much of her intellectual life to the literary and linguistic study of the […]

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European meeting of the Discalced Carmelite formators

European meeting of the Discalced Carmelite formators

From the 28th of January to the 1st of February, at the University of mysticism, the Discalced Carmelite Order in Europe organized a meeting of the religious who, in the Discalced Carmel, are involved in the process of formation. There are 14 provinces of friars who take part in this […]

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News from Bangui Carmel

News from Bangui Carmel

From our well-loved Fr. Federico Trinchero, a Discalced Carmelite friar, we have received news from the Central African Republic, in particular about Carmel in Bangui, the Capital. After the terrible massacre carried out in November in Alindao, about 500 kilometres from the capital, by an Islamist group (paradoxically called the […]

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Meeting in Egypt

Meeting in Egypt

At the end of December, the traditional meeting of Bishops and Patriarchs took place in Cairo, Egypt. Several topics concerning the situation of Christians in that country were discussed. They also, as do our brothers in the faith, sometimes suffer the persecution that currently hammers the Middle East. The Delegate […]

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Extra-Ordinary Definitory_Wednesday, 6th February

Extra-Ordinary Definitory_Wednesday, 6th February

The morning Eucharist was celebrated in French, commemorating the holy martyrs of Japan (Paul Miki and companions). Presiding was Fr Roger Tshimanga, the Delegate General of the Congo. The liturgy was prepared by the French-speaking group. At the beginning of today’s working session, the members of the Extraordinary Definitory were […]

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Extraordinary Definitory. Monday, 4th of February

Extraordinary Definitory. Monday, 4th of February

The Order’s Extraordinary Definitory began with a votive Mass of the Holy Spirit in English, at which presided Fr General. The Definitory is being celebrated in the “St Joseph Vaz” Spirituality Centre in Old Goa (India). This great Centre is now run by the Diocese, in the place where our […]

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