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Documents of the 2009-2015 sexennium in French

Documents of the 2009-2015 sexennium in French

Marchons ensemble ! La parole d’un chef de famille. [Let’s go together! The word of a head of a household]. Saverio Cannistrà, o.c.d. Documents of the 2009-2015 sexennium,  collected and presented by the Carmel of Develier. “Let us walk together, Lord!” In a way, this call of Saint Teresa of […]

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Information from the Order

Information from the Order

The Order’s Secretariat of Information, following instructions from our Major Superiors, is preparing some changes that will gradually be released and will be launched throughout the 2019-2020 academic year. That is why, taking advantage of the summer weather in the northern hemisphere, we will suspend the publication of news during […]

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Meeting of the General Councils

Meeting of the General Councils

The General Council of the Carmelites and the Definitory of the Discalced Carmelites, at which presided their respective Fathers General, Fernando Millán, OCarm, and Saverio Cannistrà, OCD, met recently at the Provincial House of the OCarm friars, in Gort Muire, Dublin, between the 27th and the 30th of May. This […]

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A new biography in Spanish on Saint Teresa of Jesus

A new biography in Spanish on Saint Teresa of Jesus

Fr. Daniel de Pablo Maroto presents to readers a new biography of Saint Teresa, from the FONTE GROUP publishing house of spirituality (Iberian Province, Spain). It is a second, edited and augmented edition of what the author already published in 2015 and carries the title of Mi Teresa [My Teresa], […]

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May Fr. Edwin Diniz ocd, rest in peace

May Fr. Edwin Diniz ocd, rest in peace

On April 25, 2019, during the octave of Easter, Father Edwin Aleluia Aleixo Diniz, OCD died in Bambolim (Goa, India). He was a doctor in dogmatic theology and licentiate in Sacred Scripture and professor emeritus of the Teresianum. Born in Mercies (Goa) on April 8, 1944, professed in the Order […]

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Carmelite Cardinal Mons. Arborelius in Adro

Carmelite Cardinal Mons. Arborelius in Adro

Monsignor Anders Arborelius, the first Swedish cardinal in history and first Carmelite Cardinal of the third millennium, visited the Sanctuary of Our Lady of the Snow in Adro on Sunday, April 7th, on the occasion of the celebrations of the 500 anniversary of the Marian apparition in Adro (1519-2019). Received […]

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Fr. General in the Middle East

Fr. General in the Middle East

At the end of last March, Fr. General, Saverio Cannistrà, began a pastoral visit to the brothers and sisters of Lebanon. Until the 14th of April, he visited all the convents and monasteries present in the semiprovince, to dialogue with the religious friars and nuns present in them, as well […]

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Paris Province: a spiritual retreat

Paris Province: a spiritual retreat

Between February 24th and March 1st, a goodly number of friars from the Paris Province met in the Trappist Abbey of Soligny to make a spiritual retreat together, according to the desire expressed in the 2017 Provincial Chapter. This desire became a reality in the place where a young man […]

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Three new carmelite priests in Kenya

Three new carmelite priests in Kenya

God bless! Three new Ordinandi at Kenya’s mission! (Fr. Peter-Canisius Otieno, Fr. Harrison Waiganjo, and Fr. Isaac Namanda). They were ordained on February 16th at Tangaza University College (which is just about five minutes walk away from our St. John of the Cross monastery in Nairobi.) They were ordained by […]

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European meeting of the Discalced Carmelite formators

European meeting of the Discalced Carmelite formators

From the 28th of January to the 1st of February, at the University of mysticism, the Discalced Carmelite Order in Europe organized a meeting of the religious who, in the Discalced Carmel, are involved in the process of formation. There are 14 provinces of friars who take part in this […]

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400 years of Carmel in India

400 years of Carmel in India

As we have reported in detail through our social networks, this year 2019 marks 400 years since the arrival of the first Discalced Carmelite missionaries to the region of Goa, India. At the same time and place, the Extraordinary Definitory was celebrated, allowing the Major Superiors of all the circumscriptions […]

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News from Bangui Carmel

News from Bangui Carmel

From our well-loved Fr. Federico Trinchero, a Discalced Carmelite friar, we have received news from the Central African Republic, in particular about Carmel in Bangui, the Capital. After the terrible massacre carried out in November in Alindao, about 500 kilometres from the capital, by an Islamist group (paradoxically called the […]

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