Highlights

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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Extraordinary Definitory, Ariccia (Rome)

Extraordinary Definitory, Ariccia (Rome)

As we have been reporting in detail on our Web page and social media, we held an Extraordinary Definitory in Ariccia, Rome, from August 29th to September 6th in the Pauline family’s “Divin Maestro” retreat house. The Definitory was divided into three parts: first, the Father General reported on the […]

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Discalced Carmelite Extraordinary Definitory_1st September

Discalced Carmelite Extraordinary Definitory_1st September

On this day, liturgical feast of Saint Teresa Margaret Redi of the Sacred Heart, the Italian group took charge of enlivening the Eucharist that began the day. Father Aldino Cazzago, Provincial of Venice and President of the Interprovincial Conference of Italian Discalced Carmelite Major Superiors presided over the celebration. He […]

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Discalced Carmelite Extraordinary Definitory_30th August

The day began with the Eucharist prepared by the group from Latin America and the Caribbean and presided over by the Vicar General of the Order, Father Agustí Borrell. It marked the beginning of the Extraordinary Definitory of the Discalced Carmelites that will be celebrated in the “Casa Divin Maestro” […]

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Fourth Carmelite Youth Meeting – Peru

Fourth Carmelite Youth Meeting – Peru

A Carmelite Youth meeting was held from August 4th through 6th in Ica, Peru, in which 130 young people participated. They were called together by Saint John of the Cross under the slogan “Reveal your presence.” Rediscovering the person of the Holy Father was a rich grace. The young people […]

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Gift of books to the Bangui Library (Central African Republic)

Gift of books to the Bangui Library (Central African Republic)

By means of the Secretariat for Missionary Cooperation, Fr General, together with his Definitory, decided to respond to the request made by the Bangui Discalced Carmelite student house for a gift of a collection of books which would contribute to enriching the Carmelite and theological formation of our religious who […]

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Teresa and John of the Cross translated into Lithuanian

Teresa and John of the Cross translated into Lithuanian

The Carmelite nuns in Lithuania have had translated and published two works of our Holy Parents: the Way of Perfection of Saint Teresa and the Sayings of Light and Love of Saint John of the Cross. The translation was done by Sister Ieva of the Carmel of Calahorra, La Rioja, […]

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Venerable Maria Felicia of the Blessed Sacrament

Venerable Maria Felicia of the Blessed Sacrament

On June 1, the medical board of the Congregation of the Causes of the Saints gave a positive opinion concerning the cure of Angel Ramón (Paraguay, 2002) as a presumed miraculous healing through the intercession of the Discalced Carmelite Venerable Maria Felicia of the Blessed Sacrament, nicknamed “Chiquitunga”. It is […]

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New Cardinal in the Teresian Carmel

New Cardinal in the Teresian Carmel

On the 21st of May last, during the message which accompanies the recital of the Regina Coeli in St Peter’s square, Pope Francis announced the celebration of a Consistory on the 28th of June for the appointment of five new Cardinals, among whom was Mons. Lars Anders Arbolelius, ocd, who […]

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Monsignor Amancio Escapa ocd completes his earthly life

Monsignor Amancio Escapa ocd completes his earthly life

On the 5th of May this year, there died in Santo Domingo, the Dominican Republic, Monsignor Amancio Escapa Aparicio, titular Bishop of Cene and the emeritus auxiliary Bishop of the archdiocese of Santo Domingo. Monsignor Amancio was born in Cistierna, León, Spain on the 30th March 1938 and made his […]

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A virtual visit to the Teresianum

A virtual visit to the Teresianum

From the 5th of April last, the Teresianum Pontifical Theological Faculty and the Pontifical Institute of Spirituality in Rome has become more accessible, thanks to the possibility of making a virtual visit, which gives an opportunity of getting to know its more important facilities. The 360 degree tour begins with […]

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OCDS Provincial Chapter, Colombia

OCDS Provincial Chapter, Colombia

The 5th OCDS Provincial Chapter took place at Medellín in the Francis Palau retreat house of the Carmelite Missionary Sisters on the 24th, 25th, and 26th of March. Taking part in the event were delegates from the seven communities of the country (Medellín, Pereira, Villa de Leyva, Cali, Bogotá, Anzá […]

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