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Two Carmelite congresses in Spain

Two Carmelite congresses in Spain

To celebrate the 150th anniversary of the restoration of the Discalced Carmelite friars in Spain, the Spanish Discalced Carmelites are organizing two Congresses which will be celebrated in Avila and in Larrea. The first (Avila) will take place between the 15th and the 18th of January and will initially present […]

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News from Central Africa

News from Central Africa

The Central African Republic is certainly a country that must be rebuilt, or at least, a country to build anew, despite the fact that there are many people who are still set on fueling violence and war. Our brothers of the Carmel of Bangui, however, are set on collaborating with […]

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OCDS Provincial Meeting: Commissariat of Sicily

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Father Agustí Borrell, OCD, Vicar General, held a conference on September 23, 2018, in Mount Carmel – Loco Monaco, Sicily, for the Secular Order. It was titled, “The Beatitudes: Day-to-day holiness by the light of Gaudete et Exultate.” Participants included members of the 15 OCDS communities of the Commissariat of […]

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The Discalced Carmelite Nuns’ Federation of St Joseph of Guadalupe in Mexico celebrates the 50th Anniversary of its Canonical Foundation

The Discalced Carmelite Nuns’ Federation of St Joseph of Guadalupe in Mexico celebrates the 50th Anniversary of its Canonical Foundation

On the 24th of September, began the activities to celebrate the 50th anniversary of the foundation of the federation of the Mexican Discalced Carmelite nuns, with a Eucharistic celebration at which presided our Father General, Fr. Saverio Cannistrà OCD, accompanied by Fr. Rafal Wilkowski OCD ─Secretary General for the Discalced […]

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Encounter of OCD students in Fatima, 22nd – 24th August

Encounter of OCD students in Fatima, 22nd – 24th August

As has become a tradition, every three years, there is a european encounter for OCD students in a European country. This year the place chosen was Fatima, where we reflected on the Marian spirituality of Carmel for three days. A total of 92 religious, including provincials, teachers and students met […]

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Fr Silverio of Saint Teresa in Wikipedia

Fr Silverio of Saint Teresa in Wikipedia

“Silverio of Saint Teresa is the religious name of Julián Gómez Fernández, a Discalced Carmelite friar, born in Escóbados de Arriba (Burgos), on the 8th of March 1875 and died in Mazatlán (México), on the 11th of March 1954. He was General Historian, editor of the works of Carmelite saints […]

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Fr General’s Agenda

Fr General’s Agenda

In the recent month of July, Fr Saverio Cannistrà ocd, Superior General, paid a fraternal visit to the friars and nuns in Hungary. Later on he took part in an international meeting in Brazil with the nuns of Latin America, as we have already informed you. At the end of […]

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OCDS: admissions and promises in the Province of Lombardy

OCDS: admissions and promises in the Province of Lombardy

The house of spirituality of the Discalced Carmelites of the Province of Lombardy in Cassano Valcuvia (Varese, Italy), hosted a beautiful event June 9th and 10th. It can be characterized as historic, being the first time that members from different OCDS communities met in one place to celebrate ceremonies of […]

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Formation course for the Italian nuns in Nënshat, Albania

Formation course for the Italian nuns in Nënshat, Albania

Young nuns from the Italian “Mater Carmeli” Federation of monasteries began a meeting on June 9th in the spirituality house of the Discalced Carmelite Fathers in Nënshat, Albania. Professed nuns together with those under formation numbered 23 religious, who were also able to share some moments with the community of […]

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