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Extra-Ordinary Definitory_Wednesday, 6th February

Extra-Ordinary Definitory_Wednesday, 6th February

The morning Eucharist was celebrated in French, commemorating the holy martyrs of Japan (Paul Miki and companions). Presiding was Fr Roger Tshimanga, the Delegate General of the Congo. The liturgy was prepared by the French-speaking group. At the beginning of today’s working session, the members of the Extraordinary Definitory were […]

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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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Two Carmelite congresses in Spain

Two Carmelite congresses in Spain

To celebrate the 150th anniversary of the restoration of the Discalced Carmelite friars in Spain, the Spanish Discalced Carmelites are organizing two Congresses which will be celebrated in Avila and in Larrea. The first (Avila) will take place between the 15th and the 18th of January and will initially present […]

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Death of Fr Federico Ruiz

Death of Fr Federico Ruiz

As we have already advised you through our social network, Fr Federico Ruiz, a Discalced Carmelite, died recently on the morning of the 16th of November, after having suffered from Alzheimer’s for some years. Born in Cozuelos de Ojeda, a town in the Province of Palencia in Spain, on the […]

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News from Central Africa

News from Central Africa

The Central African Republic is certainly a country that must be rebuilt, or at least, a country to build anew, despite the fact that there are many people who are still set on fueling violence and war. Our brothers of the Carmel of Bangui, however, are set on collaborating with […]

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Meeting of European Provincials in Egypt

Meeting of European Provincials in Egypt

The annual meeting of European Provincials took place from the 22nd to the 26th of this past October. The General Delegation of Egypt hosted the meeting this time. The objective of the meeting, besides understanding the actual state of that Delegation and express the communion which the Order in Europe […]

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Jubilee Celebrations

Jubilee Celebrations

Recently, on the 3rd of October, Fr François Marie Lethel, from the Paris Province, celebrated his golden jubilee of profession, accompanied by the friars of the community of the St John of the Cross International college, together with numerous priests, religious – male and female, in particular the Teresian Missionary […]

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