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Activities of Fr. General & the Definitors

Activities of Fr. General & the Definitors

On 24th September, Fr. General, who was invited to participate in the General Chapter of the Carmelites of the Ancient Observance (O Carm), arrived in Sassone, near Rome. He presided at the 8 O’clock Mass, after which he gave a conference on transmitting the charisma, which is the main thrust […]

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The IVth Congress of the Teresian Carmel in Africa & Madagascar

The IVth Congress of the Teresian Carmel in Africa & Madagascar

Between 14th and 18th October 2019 the IVth International Congress of the Discalced Carmel for Africa and Madagascar will be celebrated in Yaounde, Cameroon. The central theme will be fraternal life, a space in which the personal vocation to follow Christ is expressed and is gift of Trinitarian communion, establishing […]

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New Webmaster: Lorenzo Barone

New Webmaster: Lorenzo Barone

Lorenzo Barone is a member of the OCDS in the Central Italian Province (OCD).  He was born in Rome, 5 July 1992.  From 2001 to 2003 he was a member of the Pueri Cantores of the Pontifical Sistine Chapel Choir. Having received a diploma from the “Alessandro Caravillani” Artistic High […]

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General Definitory

General Definitory

On the 2ndof September, the Ordinary meeting of the General Definitory began, chaired by Fr Saverio Cannistrà and in the presence of all the Definitors. This meeting takes place after the summer break in the northern hemisphere, which our Superiors use to carry out various activities and visits and take […]

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Documents of the 2009-2015 sexennium in French

Documents of the 2009-2015 sexennium in French

Marchons ensemble ! La parole d’un chef de famille. [Let’s go together! The word of a head of a household]. Saverio Cannistrà, o.c.d. Documents of the 2009-2015 sexennium,  collected and presented by the Carmel of Develier. “Let us walk together, Lord!” In a way, this call of Saint Teresa of […]

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Information from the Order

Information from the Order

The Order’s Secretariat of Information, following instructions from our Major Superiors, is preparing some changes that will gradually be released and will be launched throughout the 2019-2020 academic year. That is why, taking advantage of the summer weather in the northern hemisphere, we will suspend the publication of news during […]

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Meeting of the General Councils

Meeting of the General Councils

The General Council of the Carmelites and the Definitory of the Discalced Carmelites, at which presided their respective Fathers General, Fernando Millán, OCarm, and Saverio Cannistrà, OCD, met recently at the Provincial House of the OCarm friars, in Gort Muire, Dublin, between the 27th and the 30th of May. This […]

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A new biography in Spanish on Saint Teresa of Jesus

A new biography in Spanish on Saint Teresa of Jesus

Fr. Daniel de Pablo Maroto presents to readers a new biography of Saint Teresa, from the FONTE GROUP publishing house of spirituality (Iberian Province, Spain). It is a second, edited and augmented edition of what the author already published in 2015 and carries the title of Mi Teresa [My Teresa], […]

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May Fr. Edwin Diniz ocd, rest in peace

May Fr. Edwin Diniz ocd, rest in peace

On April 25, 2019, during the octave of Easter, Father Edwin Aleluia Aleixo Diniz, OCD died in Bambolim (Goa, India). He was a doctor in dogmatic theology and licentiate in Sacred Scripture and professor emeritus of the Teresianum. Born in Mercies (Goa) on April 8, 1944, professed in the Order […]

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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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Fr. General in the Middle East

Fr. General in the Middle East

At the end of last March, Fr. General, Saverio Cannistrà, began a pastoral visit to the brothers and sisters of Lebanon. Until the 14th of April, he visited all the convents and monasteries present in the semiprovince, to dialogue with the religious friars and nuns present in them, as well […]

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Paris Province: a spiritual retreat

Paris Province: a spiritual retreat

Between February 24th and March 1st, a goodly number of friars from the Paris Province met in the Trappist Abbey of Soligny to make a spiritual retreat together, according to the desire expressed in the 2017 Provincial Chapter. This desire became a reality in the place where a young man […]

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