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Meeting of Major Superiors from the Anglophone Africa

Meeting of Major Superiors from the Anglophone Africa

The Conference of Major Superiors of Anglophone Africa held its annual meeting in Kenya from Sunday the 2nd to Friday the 7th, in Nairobi-Kenya. Here is the communiqué issued by the Conference: Dear Brothers, We, the Conference of Major Superiors of Anglophone Africa, send you heartfelt fraternal greetings.   We […]

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Meeting of formators from Europe

Meeting of formators from Europe

As we reported a few weeks ago, the annual meeting of formators of the European Conference of Provincials was held recently from the 27th of January to the 1st of February at the Teresianum in Rome. Presiding at the meeting was Fr Juan de Bono, ocd, President of the Conference. […]

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Coronavirus

Coronavirus

From the General Curia itself we want, first of all, to thank you for all the signs of closeness and concern that are coming to us these days. Thank God, maintaining the isolation recommended by the Italian government, the situation of the General Government of the Order is good and […]

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Activity of Fr General

Activity of Fr General

From the 4th of January to the 2nd of February, Fr. Saverio Cannistrà, ocd, made a pastoral visit to the Caribbean Commissariat. In this area of jurisdiction, our religious are present in Cuba, the Dominican Republic, Puerto Rico and Miami. In addition to visiting all the friars’ communities, Father General […]

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Appointments

Appointments

In recent days, we received news of two important appointments that have been placed on members of our Order. On the one hand, Father Raymond Abdo, ocd, Provincial of Lebanon, informed us that our brother, Father Michel Abboud, Superior of the Kobayat monastery, has been appointed National President of Caritas-Lebanon […]

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Charismatic Declaration: Second workshop in India

Charismatic Declaration: Second workshop in India

In order to facilitate a better participation, the Indian Definitor Fr. Johannes Gorantla has organized the Workshops on the Charismatic Declaration in two places.  The first workshop, organized from 16-19 at Trivandrum was meant for the Provinces of Malabar, Manjummel and South Kerala. Around 25 religious between the ages of 35-45 participated […]

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First Workshop on Charismatic Declaration in India

First Workshop on Charismatic Declaration in India

The First Workshop on the Charismatic Declaration began on 17th morning at Trivandrum, India. Given the number of young religious in India, two workshops on the Charismatic Declaration have been planned. The first one is being held at the Benziger Memorial Spirituality Centre at Trivandrum. This workshop is for the young […]

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Materials for reflection

Materials for reflection

In order to encourage and assist the Discalced Carmelite communities in reflecting on the Declaration on our Charism, the Order’s Secretariat for Information has prepared a series of audio-visual materials. The project has been approved and coordinated by the General Definitory Three videos are now available in which Frs Saverio […]

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Gathering of European formators

Gathering of European formators

These days (from January 27 through February 1) the annual gathering of provincial formators takes place during the European Provincial Conference held at the Teresianum of Rome.   The theme chosen for this session is: “Vows: method for human and spiritual growth.” In order to develop this theme, the morning […]

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Chapters

Chapters

Various Circumscriptions of our Order are holding – or will hold soon – their chapter reunions. As is the tradition, the Latin American presences are the first to hold their chapter reunions. Therefore, the Brazilian Province of San José chose Fr. Emerson Santos as provincial, while the Brazilian chapter of […]

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News from the Definitory meeting

News from the Definitory meeting

Since the first part of January, Fr. Saverio Cannistrà, Superior General, is conducting the pastoral visit to the Caribbean Commissariat which will conclude with the celebration of the Commissariat Chapter. Fr. P. Agustí Borrell, Vicar General, will be present in several preparatory plenary councils of the provincial chapters in Italy. […]

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The “Declaration on the Charism” in the media

The “Declaration on the Charism” in the media

The digital diary www.religiondigital.org, widely spread throughout the Spanish-speaking world,        has recently echoed our process of study leading up to the “Declaration on the Charism ” of our Order. With the title “The Discalced Carmel studies and debates a first draft of the Declaration on their Charism”, the journalist Baltasar […]

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Meetings in Africa

Meetings in Africa

The study of the draft prepared by the General Definitory of the ” Declaration on the Charism ” is being studied, as we already know, in the various geographical areas in which our Order is established. We recently gave a report on the meetings held in Colombia and Italy, which […]

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Celebrating the Feast in the Carmel in Egypt

Celebrating the Feast in the Carmel in Egypt

During the Vigil of the Immaculate Conception this year, three young Discalced Carmelites from the General Delegation of Egypt: Friar Pedro, Friar Juan and Friar Zacharías made their solemn profession by the hands of Fr. Abuna Patrik (Patricio) Sciadini, delegate. It was a moment of great joy for the Carmel […]

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