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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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BIS Online

BIS Online

On Wednesday, 11th December at 10:20 am, presentation of BIS – Bibliographia Internationalis Spiritualitatis online began in Aula 1 of the Pontifical Theological Faculty Teresianum, which continues the paper edition which began in 1966 and was interrupted in 2007. The new venture of BIS is the fruit of collaboration between […]

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Death of Fr Conrad de Meester, ocd

Death of Fr Conrad de Meester, ocd

Recently, on the night of December the 5th, Father Conrad de Meester, a Discalced Carmelite of the Flanders Province, died in hospital. He was a great specialist in St. Therese of the Child Jesus and St. Elizabeth of the Trinity and a remarkable spiritual theologian who had studied at the […]

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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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