Highlights

New federation in India

New federation in India

6 monasteries of Kerala (Thiruvalla, Kottiyam, Makayattoor, Eramallor, Kolayad and Trivandrum) and 3 from Srilanka (Colombo, Galle and Kandy) joined together to form a new federation under the patronage of St. John of the Cross. After receiving the decree of approval from the Holy See they celebrated their first general […]

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Coronavirus

Coronavirus

From the General Curia itself we want, first of all, to thank you for all the signs of closeness and concern that are coming to us these days. Thank God, maintaining the isolation recommended by the Italian government, the situation of the General Government of the Order is good and […]

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Activity of Fr General

Activity of Fr General

From the 4th of January to the 2nd of February, Fr. Saverio Cannistrà, ocd, made a pastoral visit to the Caribbean Commissariat. In this area of jurisdiction, our religious are present in Cuba, the Dominican Republic, Puerto Rico and Miami. In addition to visiting all the friars’ communities, Father General […]

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Charismatic Declaration: Second workshop in India

Charismatic Declaration: Second workshop in India

In order to facilitate a better participation, the Indian Definitor Fr. Johannes Gorantla has organized the Workshops on the Charismatic Declaration in two places.  The first workshop, organized from 16-19 at Trivandrum was meant for the Provinces of Malabar, Manjummel and South Kerala. Around 25 religious between the ages of 35-45 participated […]

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Materials for reflection

Materials for reflection

In order to encourage and assist the Discalced Carmelite communities in reflecting on the Declaration on our Charism, the Order’s Secretariat for Information has prepared a series of audio-visual materials. The project has been approved and coordinated by the General Definitory Three videos are now available in which Frs Saverio […]

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News from the Definitory meeting

News from the Definitory meeting

Since the first part of January, Fr. Saverio Cannistrà, Superior General, is conducting the pastoral visit to the Caribbean Commissariat which will conclude with the celebration of the Commissariat Chapter. Fr. P. Agustí Borrell, Vicar General, will be present in several preparatory plenary councils of the provincial chapters in Italy. […]

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Meetings in Africa

Meetings in Africa

The study of the draft prepared by the General Definitory of the ” Declaration on the Charism ” is being studied, as we already know, in the various geographical areas in which our Order is established. We recently gave a report on the meetings held in Colombia and Italy, which […]

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Celebrating the Feast in the Carmel in Egypt

Celebrating the Feast in the Carmel in Egypt

During the Vigil of the Immaculate Conception this year, three young Discalced Carmelites from the General Delegation of Egypt: Friar Pedro, Friar Juan and Friar Zacharías made their solemn profession by the hands of Fr. Abuna Patrik (Patricio) Sciadini, delegate. It was a moment of great joy for the Carmel […]

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BIS Online

BIS Online

On Wednesday, 11th December at 10:20 am, presentation of BIS – Bibliographia Internationalis Spiritualitatis online began in Aula 1 of the Pontifical Theological Faculty Teresianum, which continues the paper edition which began in 1966 and was interrupted in 2007. The new venture of BIS is the fruit of collaboration between […]

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News about Fr General

News about Fr General

Fr Saverio Cannistrà, our General, took part in the ordinary meeting of the Union of Superiors General, held at Ariccia, Rome, Italy, between the 27th and 29th of November. After participating in the audience that Pope Francis offered to all the members of the meeting, he moved to the Teresianum, […]

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Study of the Declaration on our Charism

Study of the Declaration on our Charism

As reported in the Definitory’s September letter (11/09/19), within the context of the process of rereading our laws initiated after the Avila Chapter (2015) and taking into account what was approved by the Goa Extraordinary Definitory (2019), the General Definitory has prepared a first draft of the Declaration on our […]

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Carmelitanum Insitute of Spirituality in Warsaw, Poland

Carmelitanum Insitute of Spirituality in Warsaw, Poland

The Warsaw Province has created the Carmelitanum Insitutes of Spirituality with the purpose of promoting the Discalced Carmelite spirituality. So far, three exist, situatated in the cities of Poznan, Sopot, and Wroclaw. This past October 8th, the doors of a new branch were opened in Warsaw, the capital of Poland, […]

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