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Carmelite Cardinal Mons. Arborelius in Adro

Carmelite Cardinal Mons. Arborelius in Adro

Monsignor Anders Arborelius, the first Swedish cardinal in history and first Carmelite Cardinal of the third millennium, visited the Sanctuary of Our Lady of the Snow in Adro on Sunday, April 7th, on the occasion of the celebrations of the 500 anniversary of the Marian apparition in Adro (1519-2019). Received […]

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OCDS national meetings in Malaysia and the Philippines

OCDS national meetings in Malaysia and the Philippines

OCDS members in Malaysia and the Philippines held their triennial meetings from from the 25th to the 28th of April last. In Malaysia, our brothers and sisters of the Secular order gathered in Kuala Lumpur to reflect on the subject: Working for better training, living love in the community. Around […]

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Spirituality week in the Teresianum

Spirituality week in the Teresianum

Between the 10th and 14th of March last, the traditional Spirituality Week was held at the Teresianum Pontifical Faculty, which this year reached its 60th edition, with a notable influx of the public. The topic chosen for this year was: “The spirituality of friendship with God and with one another. […]

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Three new carmelite priests in Kenya

Three new carmelite priests in Kenya

God bless! Three new Ordinandi at Kenya’s mission! (Fr. Peter-Canisius Otieno, Fr. Harrison Waiganjo, and Fr. Isaac Namanda). They were ordained on February 16th at Tangaza University College (which is just about five minutes walk away from our St. John of the Cross monastery in Nairobi.) They were ordained by […]

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Course for the nuns in Peru

Course for the nuns in Peru

The “OUR LADY OF MY CARMEL” Association of Discalced Carmelite nuns in Peru, recently carried out a course on Vultum Dei Querere and Cor Orans, recent  documents from the Holy See. It was presented in 3 locations: North, South and Centre, and on different dates, with great participation of the […]

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400 years of Carmel in India

400 years of Carmel in India

As we have reported in detail through our social networks, this year 2019 marks 400 years since the arrival of the first Discalced Carmelite missionaries to the region of Goa, India. At the same time and place, the Extraordinary Definitory was celebrated, allowing the Major Superiors of all the circumscriptions […]

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Bishop Gonzalo del Castillo Crespo, OCD, has died

Bishop Gonzalo del Castillo Crespo, OCD, has died

Born in La Paz, Bolivia, on September 20th, 1936, he made his profession in the Discalced Carmel and received the name Gonzalo de Jesús María on February 10th, 1957. He was ordained to the priesthood on October 21st, 1963, and on January 7th, 1985, he was consecrated bishop. From 2000, […]

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Our Lady of Mount Carmel Shrine: a Minor Basilica

Our Lady of Mount Carmel Shrine: a Minor Basilica

Last 14 December 2018, Solemnity of our Holy Father St. John of the Cross, Most Rev. Honesto F. Ongtioco, D. D., Bishop of Cubao, informed Fr. Joey Mabborang, OCD, Rector & Parish Priest of the National Shrine of Our Lady of Mt. Carmel in Quezon City of the approval of […]

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Meeting of the Latin American Association of Carmelites

Meeting of the Latin American Association of Carmelites

The 4th conference organized by the Latin American Association of Carmelites (ALACAR) was celebrated in Santo Domingo from November 6th through 11th. The Fathers General of Carmel, Saverio Cannistrà, OCD, and Fernando Millán, O.Carm., were present. The theme chosen to inspire the reflections was: “Yesterday’s martyrs for today’s Latin American […]

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Carmel: 400 years in Bologna

Carmel: 400 years in Bologna

A ceremony began the celebrations of the 400th anniversary of the foundation of the monastery of Discalced Carmelite Nuns in Bologna, the Father Provincial of the Discalced Carmelites of Lombardy presiding. Thanking God for the 400 years of presence of the feminine branch of Carmel in that city, our sisters […]

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OCDS Forum in Aparecida, Brazil

OCDS Forum in Aparecida, Brazil

Between the 15th to the 18th of November, there gathered together in the City of Aparecida, the Brazilian Capital of Marian devotion, some 500 people from throughout Brazil, laity, religious and priests, for the commemorative Forum for the 100 years of the Secular Carmel in Brazil. . Organized by the […]

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