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Meeting of the new Indian Provincials

Meeting of the new Indian Provincials

At Trivandrum on the 1st July, 2017, and in the presence of the Definitor, Fr Johannes, the seven Indian Provincials had their first meeting of the triennium. They discussed programs organized in collaboration with all the provinces: a second novitiate, a meeting of the theology students, a meeting of young […]

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Gift of books to the Bangui Library (Central African Republic)

Gift of books to the Bangui Library (Central African Republic)

By means of the Secretariat for Missionary Cooperation, Fr General, together with his Definitory, decided to respond to the request made by the Bangui Discalced Carmelite student house for a gift of a collection of books which would contribute to enriching the Carmelite and theological formation of our religious who […]

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New Cardinal in the Teresian Carmel

New Cardinal in the Teresian Carmel

On the 21st of May last, during the message which accompanies the recital of the Regina Coeli in St Peter’s square, Pope Francis announced the celebration of a Consistory on the 28th of June for the appointment of five new Cardinals, among whom was Mons. Lars Anders Arbolelius, ocd, who […]

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Monsignor Amancio Escapa ocd completes his earthly life

Monsignor Amancio Escapa ocd completes his earthly life

On the 5th of May this year, there died in Santo Domingo, the Dominican Republic, Monsignor Amancio Escapa Aparicio, titular Bishop of Cene and the emeritus auxiliary Bishop of the archdiocese of Santo Domingo. Monsignor Amancio was born in Cistierna, León, Spain on the 30th March 1938 and made his […]

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Floods in Peru

Floods in Peru

Our brothers and sisters in Peru have suffered from the consequences of the floods that have hit the country, though not in a devastating way, as the Commissar, Fr Alfredo Amesti ocd reports. The most affected areas are in the north of the country, where the monastery of Trujillo and […]

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Church personality of the year in Nicaragua

Church personality of the year in Nicaragua

From the on-line Spanish religious periodical “Religión Digital”, we learnt of the news that our brother, Monsignor José Silvio Baéz Ortega, OCD, auxiliary bishop in Managua has been nominated Church personality for 2016 in his country of Nicaragua. He has been awarded this distinction for his constant, evangelical condemnations of […]

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Death of Fr Giuseppe Caviglia, ocd

Death of Fr Giuseppe Caviglia, ocd

Recently, on the 16th January, Fr Giuseppe (Francisco) Caviglia, Discalced Carmelite, died in the San Vito hospital of Turin. He was a member of the Saint Teresa community in the same city. He had been suffering from a grave tumor of the liver. A member of the Genoa Province, Fr […]

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New Discalced Carmelite Bishop

New Discalced Carmelite Bishop

On 20th December, 2016, Pope Francis appointed as Bishop of the Lismore diocese, in Australia, our brother Fr Gregory Homeming who, since 2014, has been Regional Vicar of that area of jurisdiction, which is dependent on the Anglo-Irish province. Fr Greg, as he is familiarly known amongst us, also fulfilled […]

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A new community in Egypt

A new community in Egypt

The General Delegation of Egypt has established a new presence in Alexandria, that city which resonates so much in Christian history. Present in Egypt for 90 years, the Teresian Carmel is exploring new growth because of the vocations the Lord is blessing us with in those lands. There are already […]

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OCD-OCarm Meeting on Mount Carmel

OCD-OCarm Meeting on Mount Carmel

From 27th November to 2nd December 2016, the Superiors General of the Carmelites, Fr Fernando Millán O.Carm. and Fr Saverio Cannistrà OCD, together with the General Definitors or Councillors of both religious Orders, met together on Mount Carmel (Haifa, Israel), to spend time together and to discuss various matters. This […]

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Meeting of the European Conference of Provincials

Meeting of the European Conference of Provincials

Between the 7th and 11th November the European Conference of Provincials met in Linz, Austria. Taking part at the meeting were the Major Superiors of the various European areas of jurisdiction together with Fr Agustí Borrell, the Vicar General and Fr Lukasz Kansy, the second Definitor General. During the first […]

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