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Encounter of OCD students in Fatima, 22nd – 24th August

Encounter of OCD students in Fatima, 22nd – 24th August

As has become a tradition, every three years, there is a european encounter for OCD students in a European country. This year the place chosen was Fatima, where we reflected on the Marian spirituality of Carmel for three days. A total of 92 religious, including provincials, teachers and students met […]

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Rereading our Constitutions

Rereading our Constitutions

The commision set up by the General Definitory for the project of the rereading of the Constitutions, met in Rome from 24th – 28th June. The next meeting took place from 27th August – 5th September, when, in addition to finish scrutinising the responses to the most recent study guides […]

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Fr Silverio of Saint Teresa in Wikipedia

Fr Silverio of Saint Teresa in Wikipedia

“Silverio of Saint Teresa is the religious name of Julián Gómez Fernández, a Discalced Carmelite friar, born in Escóbados de Arriba (Burgos), on the 8th of March 1875 and died in Mazatlán (México), on the 11th of March 1954. He was General Historian, editor of the works of Carmelite saints […]

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KCBC media award to Dr. Fr. Augustine Mulloor ocd

KCBC media award to Dr. Fr. Augustine Mulloor ocd

  Manjummel’s Provincial, Very Rev. Dr. Augustine Mulloor OCD received KCBC media commission’s Daarsanika Vynjnanika Award 2017 on 15th July 2018 at POC, Palarivattom. The award was presented by the famous Malayalam actor and Member of Parliament Innocent. The Daarsanika Vynjanika Award is the commendation of Kerala Catholic Church to the catholic dignitaries who […]

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Floods in Kerala (India)

Floods in Kerala (India)

The disaster in the state of Kerala is due to enormous rainfall, long weeks of continuous rain, consequently, the landslide on the high mountainous areas and the filled reservoirs. In these past days, the rainfall has increased enormously all over Kerala and all the reservoirs were full to the brim. […]

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IN MEMORIAM (Tomás Álvarez)

IN MEMORIAM (Tomás Álvarez)

On the morning of July, the 27th, Father Tomás Álvarez Fernández (Thomas of the Cross) died after a few days stay in hospital. He was born on the 17th of May1923 in Acebedo, (León), and was a Discalced Carmelite friar since the 6th of August 1939, the day of his […]

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Meeting of the Discalced Carmelite novices of Italy

Meeting of the Discalced Carmelite novices of Italy

Between the 11th and the 15th of June past, a meeting of novices and their Masters from the Italian Provinces, took place in the Teresianum. Taking part were Fathers Marco Cabula (Liguria), Leonardo Cuccurullo (Naples), Gianni Bracchi (Venice) and Attilio Viganò (Lombardy), accompanied by the novices: Giuseppe Ginefra, Andrea Palmentura, […]

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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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“Nova et vetera.” Sanjuanist Gregorian chant

“Nova et vetera.” Sanjuanist Gregorian chant

On the 450th anniversary of the reformation of the male branch of the Teresian Carmel (1568-2018), young Discalced Carmelites – postulants and religious of the two Polish provinces of the Order (Krakow and Warsaw) – met in Czerna to prepare a disc with the Mass and Vespers of Saint John […]

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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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Presentation of the Commission for History

Presentation of the Commission for History

The 28th of April was an historic day for the Discalced Carmelite Order in Portugal, since on this day was officially presented in the monastery of our Fatima friars, the Commission for Historical Studies and Cultural Patrimony of the Teresian Carmel in the said province (CEHOC-OCD, is its acronym in […]

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