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OCDS spiritual exercises in the Province of Venice

OCDS spiritual exercises in the Province of Venice

We share the pleasing news of the spiritual exercises undetaken by members of the Secular Order from the Province of Venice, which on this occasion were enriched by the presence of the urn containing the relics of St. Elizabeth of the Trinity. It was an enormous grace which enabled all […]

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Forum on Spiritual Theology in the Teresianum

Forum on Spiritual Theology in the Teresianum

The VIIth FORUM for professors of Spiritual Theology in Italy took place from 13th-15th September entitled ‘Doing Spiritual Theology from the reading of the texts’. More than thirty professors, both men and women, took part in this gathering from all over Italy, reflecting on two particular texts: Spiritual Testimony (or […]

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Our Lady of Mount Carmel in China

Our Lady of Mount Carmel in China

The COMMUNICATIONES number 257 (05/08/2014) included some errors about the foundation of the Hong Kong Carmel in China. Specifically, the monastery of Hong Kong was officially founded in 1937 (not in 1923) and from then until today the Discalced Carmelites nuns have kept it open uninterruptedly. In this link, you […]

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Gathering of Discalced Carmelite nuns in the Teresianum

Gathering of Discalced Carmelite nuns in the Teresianum

More than thirty Discalced Carmelite nuns in charge of formation and superiors of their communities met between 7th-13th September last in the Teresianum in Rome. During the encounter, the nuns who took part attended two courses on the subject of the formation of modern generations of Carmelites. The course on […]

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Rereading our Constitutions

Rereading our Constitutions

The commision set up by the General Definitory for the project of the rereading of the Constitutions, met in Rome from 24th – 28th June. The next meeting took place from 27th August – 5th September, when, in addition to finish scrutinising the responses to the most recent study guides […]

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KCBC media award to Dr. Fr. Augustine Mulloor ocd

KCBC media award to Dr. Fr. Augustine Mulloor ocd

  Manjummel’s Provincial, Very Rev. Dr. Augustine Mulloor OCD received KCBC media commission’s Daarsanika Vynjnanika Award 2017 on 15th July 2018 at POC, Palarivattom. The award was presented by the famous Malayalam actor and Member of Parliament Innocent. The Daarsanika Vynjanika Award is the commendation of Kerala Catholic Church to the catholic dignitaries who […]

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Floods in Kerala (India)

Floods in Kerala (India)

The disaster in the state of Kerala is due to enormous rainfall, long weeks of continuous rain, consequently, the landslide on the high mountainous areas and the filled reservoirs. In these past days, the rainfall has increased enormously all over Kerala and all the reservoirs were full to the brim. […]

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Meeting in Brazil

Meeting in Brazil

Invited by the Latin American nuns, Fr General went to Brazil to have a meeting, from the 26th to the 29th July, with 160 Discalced Carmelite nuns and 20 friars from Latin America and the Caribbean. Accompanying Fr Saverio was his personal secretary, Fr Rafal Willkowski, who is also the […]

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IN MEMORIAM (Tomás Álvarez)

IN MEMORIAM (Tomás Álvarez)

On the morning of July, the 27th, Father Tomás Álvarez Fernández (Thomas of the Cross) died after a few days stay in hospital. He was born on the 17th of May1923 in Acebedo, (León), and was a Discalced Carmelite friar since the 6th of August 1939, the day of his […]

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Meeting of the Discalced Carmelite novices of Italy

Meeting of the Discalced Carmelite novices of Italy

Between the 11th and the 15th of June past, a meeting of novices and their Masters from the Italian Provinces, took place in the Teresianum. Taking part were Fathers Marco Cabula (Liguria), Leonardo Cuccurullo (Naples), Gianni Bracchi (Venice) and Attilio Viganò (Lombardy), accompanied by the novices: Giuseppe Ginefra, Andrea Palmentura, […]

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Fr General, visiting Dutch Carmel

Fr General, visiting Dutch Carmel

Towards the end of June, Fr Saverio Cannistrà, ocd, Superior General, visited our Carmelite brothers and sisters in Holland, accompanied by his secretary, Fr Rafal Willkowski. He was able to meet all the friars of the Semiprovince and to visit, among others, the nuns’ monasteries of Echt, Maastricht and Oirschot, […]

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“Nova et vetera.” Sanjuanist Gregorian chant

“Nova et vetera.” Sanjuanist Gregorian chant

On the 450th anniversary of the reformation of the male branch of the Teresian Carmel (1568-2018), young Discalced Carmelites – postulants and religious of the two Polish provinces of the Order (Krakow and Warsaw) – met in Czerna to prepare a disc with the Mass and Vespers of Saint John […]

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