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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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The Lord brought us to youthfulness

The Lord brought us to youthfulness

Our OCD Mission Regional Vicariate of West Bengal & North East India has completed 20 years on 6th June 2018. With the permission of our General Superiors, the North East Indian Mission started in Kolkata (where lived St. Teresa of Calcutta) on 6th June 1998 through the efforts of Fr. […]

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Bangui, wounded, and in need of heroes

Bangui, wounded, and in need of heroes

Newsletter 21 from the Carmel in Bangui – 8 May 2018 «At the most difficult moments heroes arise, and I do not doubt that these heroes exist here too in the Central African Republic, willing to rise up as one and say ‘no’ to violence, ‘no’ to barbarity, ‘no’ to destruction […]

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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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