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4th CENTENARY CELEBRATIONS IN MANGALURU

4th CENTENARY CELEBRATIONS IN MANGALURU

Carmelite Family of Mangaluru Region celebrated the 400th anniversary of the arrival of Carmelite Friars in India, on Sunday 3rd of November 2019 here at Carmel Hill, Infant Jesus Shrine. Rt. Rev. Dr. Aloysius De Souza, the Bishop Emeritus of Mangaluru celebrated the Thanksgiving Eucharist. Fr. Archibald Gonsalves OCD preached […]

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Study of the Declaration on our Charism

Study of the Declaration on our Charism

As reported in the Definitory’s September letter (11/09/19), within the context of the process of rereading our laws initiated after the Avila Chapter (2015) and taking into account what was approved by the Goa Extraordinary Definitory (2019), the General Definitory has prepared a first draft of the Declaration on our […]

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Advent and Christmas: time to share…

Advent and Christmas: time to share…

Dear brothers and sisters, It Advent time! Soon it is Christmas! Christmas is also sharing with those who cannot celebrate the birth of the Lord because they have nothing or they are very limited. As you surely know, each year the Missionary Cooperation Office of the Order supports dozens of […]

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Carmelitanum Insitute of Spirituality in Warsaw, Poland

Carmelitanum Insitute of Spirituality in Warsaw, Poland

The Warsaw Province has created the Carmelitanum Insitutes of Spirituality with the purpose of promoting the Discalced Carmelite spirituality. So far, three exist, situatated in the cities of Poznan, Sopot, and Wroclaw. This past October 8th, the doors of a new branch were opened in Warsaw, the capital of Poland, […]

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Our Definitors in Latin America

Our Definitors in Latin America

Fr. Javier Mena, OCD, participated in the “Santa Teresa de los Andes and the Family Spirituality” Congress that took place in the city of Guatemala this past November from the 6th to the 10th. Participants in the Congress, organized by the Secular Carmelites of Central America, included 147 secular Carmelites […]

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Visits by our Superiors

Visits by our Superiors

Fr General, Saverio Cannistrà is visiting the United States of America at the moment, in particular the Province of Washington. This Province, which bears the name of the Sacred Heart of Mary, was born in the late forties of the last century, but sinks its deepest roots in the arrival […]

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New Proper Calendar

New Proper Calendar

Rome, 24 September 2019 Dear Fathers, Today, the Congregation for Divine Worship and the Discipline of the Sacraments has handed over to the Order the approval of the new Proper Calendar, which was signed on the Solemnity of Our Lady of Mount Carmel. As you can see, there are some […]

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Activities of Fr. General & the Definitors

Activities of Fr. General & the Definitors

On 24th September, Fr. General, who was invited to participate in the General Chapter of the Carmelites of the Ancient Observance (O Carm), arrived in Sassone, near Rome. He presided at the 8 O’clock Mass, after which he gave a conference on transmitting the charisma, which is the main thrust […]

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The IVth Congress of the Teresian Carmel in Africa & Madagascar

The IVth Congress of the Teresian Carmel in Africa & Madagascar

Between 14th and 18th October 2019 the IVth International Congress of the Discalced Carmel for Africa and Madagascar will be celebrated in Yaounde, Cameroon. The central theme will be fraternal life, a space in which the personal vocation to follow Christ is expressed and is gift of Trinitarian communion, establishing […]

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New Webmaster: Lorenzo Barone

New Webmaster: Lorenzo Barone

Lorenzo Barone is a member of the OCDS in the Central Italian Province (OCD).  He was born in Rome, 5 July 1992.  From 2001 to 2003 he was a member of the Pueri Cantores of the Pontifical Sistine Chapel Choir. Having received a diploma from the “Alessandro Caravillani” Artistic High […]

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General Definitory

General Definitory

On the 2ndof September, the Ordinary meeting of the General Definitory began, chaired by Fr Saverio Cannistrà and in the presence of all the Definitors. This meeting takes place after the summer break in the northern hemisphere, which our Superiors use to carry out various activities and visits and take […]

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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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