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Situation of Carmel in Venezuela

Situation of Carmel in Venezuela

A few days ago, we received from Fr Daniel Rodríguez, the General Delegate of Venezuela, a letter bearing the significant title “Venezuela, a country to mourn”. In it, Fr Daniel informed us of the emergency situation the country is going through at the moment and how the Carmelites are trying […]

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The presence of Carmel in Zambia is growing

The presence of Carmel in Zambia is growing

On the 12th of May last, the solemn blessing of the monastery of Our Lady of Mount Carmel took place in Mwanjawanthu, Zambia, in the diocese of Chipata, where the Manjummel Province established a mission five years ago. This is the second house of the Order in the diocese, together […]

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Formation Seminar for OCDS – Sicily

Formation Seminar for OCDS – Sicily

“A formation seminar for members of the Secular Order was held in the Mount Carmel spirituality center of the Discalced Carmelite friars in Sicily from April 27th to 29th. “Representatives from the Commissariat’s 15 communities attended. The theme was: ‘Formation: Getting to know the wealth of the vocation to the […]

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The reading of our Constitutions

The reading of our Constitutions

With the sending of Study Guide 12 to those in charge of the Circumscriptions and entities of the Teresian Carmel throughout the world, which took place at the end of April, we are approaching the end of the first phase of the plan for rereading our Constitutions, which was approved […]

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Holy Week in Jequitinhonha Valley

Holy Week in Jequitinhonha Valley

As for many years, during Holy week, a group of Brazilian Secular Discalced Carmelites offered their services to the poor and needy communities of Vila São João, Dutra, Várzea da Páscoa and Ribeirão. All of these belong to the Francisco Badaró parish of Our Lady of the Conception, in the […]

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The Venice Province visits the Croatian Province

The Venice Province visits the Croatian Province

Recently, between the 3rd and the 6th of April, 34 friars from the Venice Province, priests and students, paid a visit to the friars of the Croatian Province. The visit arose from the desire to rediscover the existing ties between the two Provinces. From the 1950s to the end of […]

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Fr. Silverio of St. Teresa

Fr. Silverio of St. Teresa

On 8th March, it was 140 years since the birth in Escóbados de Arriba (Burgos, Spain) of Fr. Silverio of St. Teresa, known in the world as Julián Gómez Fernández. Fr. Silverio of St. Teresa received the habit of Carmel in Larrea in 1895, after having studied philosophy in the […]

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Fr. Saverio at the Teresianum community’s Feast day

Fr. Saverio at the Teresianum community’s Feast day

While Fr. Antoine-Marie Zacharie Igirukwayo was Superior of the Teresianum, the Teresianum community decided a few years ago to celebrate its feast day on 12th March, anniversary of the canonisation of St. Teresa of Jesus. This year, 396th anniversary of this prestigious date, the community met in the chapel for […]

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Review of constitutions. Italian OCD meeting

Review of constitutions.  Italian OCD meeting

A meeting of OCD Friars of the Italian Circumscriptions took place from 19 to 21 February in the “Santa Maria Annunziata” Spirituality Centre in Maddaloni of the Neapolitan Province.  It was organized by the OCD Major Superiors of the Italian Conference (CISM-OCD).  We had made earlier references to this meeting […]

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News from the Timor mission

News from the Timor mission

Recently, on the 31st of January, there arrived in East Timor the last of the missionaries who, for the moment, will be incorporated into this Young Teresian Carmel presence. It is Fr Nuno, a Discalced Carmelite, born in this country, who has just finished his studies in Portugal. Our missionaries […]

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Indian nuns with Fr. General and the Definitor

Processed with MOLDIV

On 3rd February, Eucharistic was celebrated by Fr. General and the Definitor along with all the provincials and all the Prioresses of Indian Carmel and the office bearers of the three associations in India. Our sisters gathered at Hyderabad to meet Fr. General and discuss on some of the important […]

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Meeting of European formators

Meeting of European formators

Recently, between the 29th of January and the 2nd of February, a meeting of Discalced Carmelite formators took place. This year it was celebrated at the Teresianum in Rome. Its central topic was: “The world of the youth of today”. This topic was developed by means of three conferences, after […]

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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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