Highlights

German Province OCD: Ongoing formation week

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From April 16 to 20, the German Province OCD met at the retreat house Birkenwerder for their annual ongoing formation week. As it has become an appreciated tradition by now, this yearly event is dedicated to fraternal encounters and the presentation and discussion of a topic relevant to Carmelite religious […]

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Chair of Carmelite Studies at the Catholic University of America

Chair of Carmelite Studies at the Catholic University of America

In November 2017 the Carmelite friars (O.Carm.) of the American province of the Most Pure Heart of Mary gave an endowment of 5 million US dollars to the Catholic University (CUA) of Washington, DC, for the purpose of establishing a Chair and Center of Carmelite Studies. https://communications.catholic.edu/news/2017/11/carmelite-gift-to-catholic-university.html Recently, CUA has […]

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Beatification of “Chiquitunga”

Beatification of  “Chiquitunga”

On the 6th of March 2018, the Holy Father, Pope Francis, received in  audience His Eminence, the Most Reverend Cardinal Angelo Amato, S.D.B., Prefect of the Congregation for the Causes of the Saints. During the audience, the Pontiff authorized the Congregation to promulgate the decree relating to the miracle attributed […]

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Ordinations to the diaconate

Ordinations to the diaconate

On Saturday, 10th March, the community of the  International School Saint John of the Cross, part of the Teresianum in Rome, celebrated with great joy, the ordination to the diaconate of four of its members: Fr. Arockiaraja Visanthi (Prov. Tamil Nadu, India); Fr. José Andrianmamonjisoa (Comm. Madagascar); Fr. Ranjit Xess […]

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The death of the sculptor Venancio Blanco

The death of the sculptor Venancio Blanco

It is very likely that the name of this artist will mean very little to most people. Nonetheless, there would be very few Discalced Carmelites who have not seen (at least in photographs) one of the sculptures dedicated to St. Teresa of Jesus by Venancio Blanco. Born in Salamanca in […]

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OCDS Provincial meeting in Bari and Maddaloni

OCDS Provincial meeting in Bari and Maddaloni

The OCDS Communities of the Naples Province held two Provincial meetings in Bari (27-28 January) and in Maddaloni (3-4 February).  They discussed their Constitutions under the headings:  “Divine Call, Life-Long Commitment and Continuing Fidelity to our Charism”.   Fr. Alzinir Debastiani, General Delegate for the OCDS, facilitated both meetings.  Having heard […]

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IPCI General Assembly in India

IPCI General Assembly in India

On 2nd February, Fr. General and the definitor in charge of India met with the IPCI General Assembly consisting of 7 Provincials and one of their councillors, 3 Regional vicars and two provincial delegates. The primary objective was to meet Fr. General who was in India at the conclusion of […]

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Saint John of the Cross in Egypt

Saint John of the Cross in Egypt

Father Eduardo Sanz de Miguel, Discalced Carmelite of the Iberian Province (Spain), delivered a series of conferences on Saint John of the Cross in the Shrine of Saint Thérèse of the Child Jesus (Hadayek Shoubra, Cairo, Egypt) during the last week of January. In the mornings he delivered a complete […]

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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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