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Extended Provincial Council for the OCDS province “FRANCE-SUD”

Extended Provincial Council for the OCDS province “FRANCE-SUD”

“An extended provincial council meeting took place from January 12th to 15th with the participation of the OCDS Delegate General and the OCDS Provincial Delegate of the France-Sud province, fr. Jean Sebastien. The chosen location was the convent of the Poor Clares in Nîmes. “The meeting enabled a clearer awareness […]

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New General Delegate ocd in Stella Maris

New General Delegate ocd in Stella Maris

Fr. Attilio Ghisleri, ex-General Bursar of the Order of the Discalced Carmelites, on January 13, 2018, after the Saturday chant of the Salve in Stella Maris, he has taken possession of his new position as Delegate General of the Delegation of Israel. Then all the present religious have done the […]

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Mons. Silvio Báez, Man of the Year in Nicaragua

Mons. Silvio Báez, Man of the Year in Nicaragua

Some days ago, we reported the naming of Man of the Year in Sweden by the “Fokus” magazine of our brother Cardinal Arborelius. Today arrived the news –which we happily share with you– of the naming of Monsignor Silvio Báez, a Discalced Carmelite, as the Nicaraguan Man of the Year by […]

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The Tolentino Discalced Carmelite Nuns

The Tolentino Discalced Carmelite Nuns

In this information service, we frequently receive enquiries about the situation of our Discalced Carmelite sisters in Tolentino, who, as we informed you on the 3rd of November 2016, had to abandon their monastery after severe damage caused to it by an earthquake on the 30th of October that year. […]

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News from Central Africa

News from Central Africa

From the Carmel in Bangui we have received some news from Fr. Federico Trinchero this past month of December about the Republic of Central Africa and the situation of the Teresian Carmel there. Unfortunately, the situation is still very difficult, despite the fact that there is scant coverage in the […]

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New OCDS Council in Central Italy

New OCDS Council in Central Italy

The Secular Order of the Province of Saint Joseph, Central Italy, held elections October 28th through 29th in Sassone, near Rome. Some time after the creation of the new Province, its predecessors being Rome and Tuscany, a decision was made to elect a single council for the OCDS for the […]

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Discalced Carmelite Nuns meet in the CITeS

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Nearly seventy Discalced Carmelite nuns from several Spanish and Portuguese monasteries met in Avila’s CITeS—University of Mysticism during the first days of November. The purpose of the meeting was to study and reflect on Pope Francis’ Apostolic Constitution on contemplative life, “Vultum Dei Quaerere.” They were accompanied by the Order’s […]

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Pastoral visit to North-east India

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During his visit to the Province of South Kerala, Fr. Johannes Gorantla, Definitor General for South Asia, has visited the Vicariate of Koltaka, which includes nine Indian states, including those of Western Bengal and Sikkim. For the moment, the Order has established itself in the region with four houses established […]

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Congress on Bld. Marie-Eugene

Congress on Bld. Marie-Eugene

On 26th October last, the Teresianum celebrated/held a congress on Bld. Marie-Eugene of the Child Jesus, entitled: ‘Fr. Marie-Eugene, Mystic and Teacher’. After the welcome address, given by the President of the faculty, Fr. Denis Chardonnens, there were six conferences: ‘I want to see God and contemporary debates about mysticism’ […]

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Visit to our Communities in Haifa-Mount Carmel

Visit  to  our Communities  in  Haifa-Mount Carmel

His Eminence Cardinal Leonardo Sandri, Prefect of the Congregation for Oriental Churches, paid a recent visit to the Holy Land from the 16th to 21st October. The occasion was in celebration of 800 years of Franciscan presence there.  On 18th October he visited our Stella Maris monastery and our Carmelite […]

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Course for formators in India

Course for formators in India

Between the 25th of September and the 7th of October, an intensive course was held for formators of the Teresian Carmelite circumscriptions in India; attending were thirty-five Indian formators. The objective of the course was to reinforce in those in charge of formation, in the various circumscriptions, knowledge of our […]

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Reunion of the Middle Eastern Carmel

Reunion of the Middle Eastern Carmel

The annual meeting of the Middle Eastern Carmel recently took place with the participation of Discalced Carmelite nuns of that region (from the four monasteries of the Holy Land) as well as from Egypt (Faiyum) and Tangier (Morocco). The theme was “Brothers and Sisters of Carmel of the Middle East: […]

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