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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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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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European meeting of the Discalced Carmelite formators

European meeting of the Discalced Carmelite formators

From the 28th of January to the 1st of February, at the University of mysticism, the Discalced Carmelite Order in Europe organized a meeting of the religious who, in the Discalced Carmel, are involved in the process of formation. There are 14 provinces of friars who take part in this […]

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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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News from Bangui Carmel

News from Bangui Carmel

From our well-loved Fr. Federico Trinchero, a Discalced Carmelite friar, we have received news from the Central African Republic, in particular about Carmel in Bangui, the Capital. After the terrible massacre carried out in November in Alindao, about 500 kilometres from the capital, by an Islamist group (paradoxically called the […]

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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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Meeting in Egypt

Meeting in Egypt

At the end of December, the traditional meeting of Bishops and Patriarchs took place in Cairo, Egypt. Several topics concerning the situation of Christians in that country were discussed. They also, as do our brothers in the faith, sometimes suffer the persecution that currently hammers the Middle East. The Delegate […]

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