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Meeting of Major Superiors from the Anglophone Africa

Meeting of Major Superiors from the Anglophone Africa

The Conference of Major Superiors of Anglophone Africa held its annual meeting in Kenya from Sunday the 2nd to Friday the 7th, in Nairobi-Kenya. Here is the communiqué issued by the Conference: Dear Brothers, We, the Conference of Major Superiors of Anglophone Africa, send you heartfelt fraternal greetings.   We […]

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Meeting of formators from Europe

Meeting of formators from Europe

As we reported a few weeks ago, the annual meeting of formators of the European Conference of Provincials was held recently from the 27th of January to the 1st of February at the Teresianum in Rome. Presiding at the meeting was Fr Juan de Bono, ocd, President of the Conference. […]

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Fire in Vilvoorde Carmel

Fire in Vilvoorde Carmel

While bushfires caused havoc in Australia and Taal Volcano erupted in the Philippines, the Sisters in Vilvoorde Carmel in Belgium had to deal with a fire in the monastery church, Troost Basilica. Two children had set alight the Christmas crib at the entrance to the church. Shortly after four in […]

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Appointments

Appointments

In recent days, we received news of two important appointments that have been placed on members of our Order. On the one hand, Father Raymond Abdo, ocd, Provincial of Lebanon, informed us that our brother, Father Michel Abboud, Superior of the Kobayat monastery, has been appointed National President of Caritas-Lebanon […]

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First Workshop on Charismatic Declaration in India

First Workshop on Charismatic Declaration in India

The First Workshop on the Charismatic Declaration began on 17th morning at Trivandrum, India. Given the number of young religious in India, two workshops on the Charismatic Declaration have been planned. The first one is being held at the Benziger Memorial Spirituality Centre at Trivandrum. This workshop is for the young […]

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Gathering of European formators

Gathering of European formators

These days (from January 27 through February 1) the annual gathering of provincial formators takes place during the European Provincial Conference held at the Teresianum of Rome.   The theme chosen for this session is: “Vows: method for human and spiritual growth.” In order to develop this theme, the morning […]

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Chapters

Chapters

Various Circumscriptions of our Order are holding – or will hold soon – their chapter reunions. As is the tradition, the Latin American presences are the first to hold their chapter reunions. Therefore, the Brazilian Province of San José chose Fr. Emerson Santos as provincial, while the Brazilian chapter of […]

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The “Declaration on the Charism” in the media

The “Declaration on the Charism” in the media

The digital diary www.religiondigital.org, widely spread throughout the Spanish-speaking world,        has recently echoed our process of study leading up to the “Declaration on the Charism ” of our Order. With the title “The Discalced Carmel studies and debates a first draft of the Declaration on their Charism”, the journalist Baltasar […]

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Death of Fr Conrad de Meester, ocd

Death of Fr Conrad de Meester, ocd

Recently, on the night of December the 5th, Father Conrad de Meester, a Discalced Carmelite of the Flanders Province, died in hospital. He was a great specialist in St. Therese of the Child Jesus and St. Elizabeth of the Trinity and a remarkable spiritual theologian who had studied at the […]

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4th CENTENARY CELEBRATIONS IN MANGALURU

4th CENTENARY CELEBRATIONS IN MANGALURU

Carmelite Family of Mangaluru Region celebrated the 400th anniversary of the arrival of Carmelite Friars in India, on Sunday 3rd of November 2019 here at Carmel Hill, Infant Jesus Shrine. Rt. Rev. Dr. Aloysius De Souza, the Bishop Emeritus of Mangaluru celebrated the Thanksgiving Eucharist. Fr. Archibald Gonsalves OCD preached […]

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“Caring for Our Common Home”

“Caring for Our Common Home”

This was the theme of the V Encounter of the CICLA-central OCDS (Secular Carmelites from the central section of the Circumscription of the International Confederation of Latin American Carmelites) which took place from the 25th to the 29th of September in the St. Joseph of Cluny retreat house in Lima, […]

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Our Definitors in Latin America

Our Definitors in Latin America

Fr. Javier Mena, OCD, participated in the “Santa Teresa de los Andes and the Family Spirituality” Congress that took place in the city of Guatemala this past November from the 6th to the 10th. Participants in the Congress, organized by the Secular Carmelites of Central America, included 147 secular Carmelites […]

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