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Letter from Fr. Saverio Cannistrà, Superior General OCD, on the occasion of the death of Fr. Felipe Sainz de Baranda

Letter from Fr. Saverio Cannistrà, Superior General OCD, on the occasion of the death of Fr. Felipe Sainz de Baranda

Fr. Felipe has left us. It was not expected, because – despite his age and a few health issues, which he had – he was in good health and above all, because we never expect that someone like him could leave us. I cannot forget the first time I met him. I had just entered Carmel. I was a postulant in Florence and Fr. Felipe came to preside a profession in the convent of our nuns. His powerful voice, his imposing figure: everything spoke of a true General. But […]

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Meeting of the new Indian Provincials

Meeting of the new Indian Provincials

At Trivandrum on the 1st July, 2017, and in the presence of the Definitor, Fr Johannes, the seven Indian Provincials had their first meeting of the triennium. They discussed programs organized in collaboration with all the provinces: a second novitiate, a meeting of the theology students, a meeting of young […]

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OCDS National Assembly of Peru

OCDS National Assembly of Peru

Between the 2nd and the 4th of June this year, members of the OCDS communities of Trujillo, Lima, Ica, Arequipa, Abancay and Cuzco gathered together in the seminary of the Discalced Carmelite friars in Lima for their national assembly. Formation was a strong point of the meeting, with conferences on […]

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First OCDS congress in the Congo

First OCDS congress in the Congo

As you will have seen in detail on our web sites, the first congress of the Secular Order in the Congo took place from the 16th to the 19th of March this year. It was held in the reception centre of the Les Buissonnets monastery in Tabacongo, Lubumhashi. With the […]

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24th Portugal OCDS meeting

24th Portugal OCDS meeting

Fátima, 28th to 30th April 2017 Secular Carmel vocational discernment In Fatima’s Domus Carmeli was celebrated the twenty-fourth annual national meeting of the Portuguese OCDS with some 80 to 90 taking part from the various communities in Portugal, including the Isle of Madeira. Present was Fr Alzinar Debastiani, Fr General’s […]

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Meeting of the Theology Students of Indian Provinces

Meeting of the Theology Students of Indian Provinces

As customary, also this year 46 students of theology belonging to 7 indian provinces met at Gandarvakottai Spirituality Centre, in the province of Tamilnadu for a week. The primary intention of this gathering is to know each other and grow in fraternity. This is one of the initiatives taken by […]

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A Marian Congress in Fatima, Portugal

A Marian Congress in Fatima, Portugal

The Order of Carmelites and that of the Discalced Carmelites, prompted by the celebration of the first centenary of the apparitions in Fatima, have decided to call an International, Marian Congress as one family as an offering to the whole Church, in order to revitalise our Marian spirituality, since Carmel […]

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The Discalced Carmelites in Tangiers (Morocco)

The Discalced Carmelites in Tangiers (Morocco)

The presence of the Teresian Carmel in Morocco, as made evident by the community of Discalced Carmelites in Tangiers, continues its work in those Islamic lands with God’s help. It has been involved with various activities promoted by the Archdiocese, throughout 2016, punctuated by the Jubilee of Mercy. The community […]

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Visits by the General Delegate for the OCDS

Visits by the General Delegate for the OCDS

During the months of January and February, Fr. Alzinir Debastiani, ocd, the Father General’s delegate for Secular Carmelite communities, made two important visits to OCDS communities. The first was in Croatia from January 27th to 30th of this year at the invitation of Father Sreko Rimac, ocd, Provincial. He was […]

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The Carmelite nuns of Kananga-Malole, evacuated

The Carmelite nuns of Kananga-Malole, evacuated

For more than a year in the region of Kananga (Democratic Republic of the Congo) there have been clashes between members of the ethnic tribal majority and the central government of Kinshasa, resulting in the death of the local leader Kamuina Nsapu. Having been declared in rebellion, his militia continue […]

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The Teresianum periodical is online

The Teresianum periodical is online

The website of the Teresianum now offers a new tool developed under the supervision of the director of its periodical, Teresianum, Father Christof Betschart, ocd. It allows the user to access and consult all the articles published in the periodical since its first edition in 1947 until 2014. Specifically, it […]

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Church personality of the year in Nicaragua

Church personality of the year in Nicaragua

From the on-line Spanish religious periodical “Religión Digital”, we learnt of the news that our brother, Monsignor José Silvio Baéz Ortega, OCD, auxiliary bishop in Managua has been nominated Church personality for 2016 in his country of Nicaragua. He has been awarded this distinction for his constant, evangelical condemnations of […]

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