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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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The presence of Carmel in Zambia is growing

The presence of Carmel in Zambia is growing

On the 12th of May last, the solemn blessing of the monastery of Our Lady of Mount Carmel took place in Mwanjawanthu, Zambia, in the diocese of Chipata, where the Manjummel Province established a mission five years ago. This is the second house of the Order in the diocese, together […]

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German Province OCD: Ongoing formation week

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From April 16 to 20, the German Province OCD met at the retreat house Birkenwerder for their annual ongoing formation week. As it has become an appreciated tradition by now, this yearly event is dedicated to fraternal encounters and the presentation and discussion of a topic relevant to Carmelite religious […]

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The reading of our Constitutions

The reading of our Constitutions

With the sending of Study Guide 12 to those in charge of the Circumscriptions and entities of the Teresian Carmel throughout the world, which took place at the end of April, we are approaching the end of the first phase of the plan for rereading our Constitutions, which was approved […]

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The Venice Province visits the Croatian Province

The Venice Province visits the Croatian Province

Recently, between the 3rd and the 6th of April, 34 friars from the Venice Province, priests and students, paid a visit to the friars of the Croatian Province. The visit arose from the desire to rediscover the existing ties between the two Provinces. From the 1950s to the end of […]

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Father Silverio of Saint Teresa, Discalced Carmelite March 8, 1878

(Escóbados de Arriba, Burgos, Spain) – March 10, 1954 (Mazatlán, Sinaloa, Mexico) Father Silverio, of the Gómez-Fernández family, was born in the village of Escóbados de Arriba on the high plain of Sedano, south of the district of Villarcayo, in the Spanish province of Burgos, on March 8, 1878. He […]

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Fr. Silverio of St. Teresa

Fr. Silverio of St. Teresa

On 8th March, it was 140 years since the birth in Escóbados de Arriba (Burgos, Spain) of Fr. Silverio of St. Teresa, known in the world as Julián Gómez Fernández. Fr. Silverio of St. Teresa received the habit of Carmel in Larrea in 1895, after having studied philosophy in the […]

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Fr. Saverio at the Teresianum community’s Feast day

Fr. Saverio at the Teresianum community’s Feast day

While Fr. Antoine-Marie Zacharie Igirukwayo was Superior of the Teresianum, the Teresianum community decided a few years ago to celebrate its feast day on 12th March, anniversary of the canonisation of St. Teresa of Jesus. This year, 396th anniversary of this prestigious date, the community met in the chapel for […]

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Review of constitutions. Italian OCD meeting

Review of constitutions.  Italian OCD meeting

A meeting of OCD Friars of the Italian Circumscriptions took place from 19 to 21 February in the “Santa Maria Annunziata” Spirituality Centre in Maddaloni of the Neapolitan Province.  It was organized by the OCD Major Superiors of the Italian Conference (CISM-OCD).  We had made earlier references to this meeting […]

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News from the Timor mission

News from the Timor mission

Recently, on the 31st of January, there arrived in East Timor the last of the missionaries who, for the moment, will be incorporated into this Young Teresian Carmel presence. It is Fr Nuno, a Discalced Carmelite, born in this country, who has just finished his studies in Portugal. Our missionaries […]

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