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IN MEMORIAM (Tomás Álvarez)

IN MEMORIAM (Tomás Álvarez)

On the morning of July, the 27th, Father Tomás Álvarez Fernández (Thomas of the Cross) died after a few days stay in hospital. He was born on the 17th of May1923 in Acebedo, (León), and was a Discalced Carmelite friar since the 6th of August 1939, the day of his […]

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Meeting of the Discalced Carmelite novices of Italy

Meeting of the Discalced Carmelite novices of Italy

Between the 11th and the 15th of June past, a meeting of novices and their Masters from the Italian Provinces, took place in the Teresianum. Taking part were Fathers Marco Cabula (Liguria), Leonardo Cuccurullo (Naples), Gianni Bracchi (Venice) and Attilio Viganò (Lombardy), accompanied by the novices: Giuseppe Ginefra, Andrea Palmentura, […]

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The Lord brought us to youthfulness

The Lord brought us to youthfulness

Our OCD Mission Regional Vicariate of West Bengal & North East India has completed 20 years on 6th June 2018. With the permission of our General Superiors, the North East Indian Mission started in Kolkata (where lived St. Teresa of Calcutta) on 6th June 1998 through the efforts of Fr. […]

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“Nova et vetera.” Sanjuanist Gregorian chant

“Nova et vetera.” Sanjuanist Gregorian chant

On the 450th anniversary of the reformation of the male branch of the Teresian Carmel (1568-2018), young Discalced Carmelites – postulants and religious of the two Polish provinces of the Order (Krakow and Warsaw) – met in Czerna to prepare a disc with the Mass and Vespers of Saint John […]

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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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