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Meeting of the Latin American Association of Carmelites

Meeting of the Latin American Association of Carmelites

The 4th conference organized by the Latin American Association of Carmelites (ALACAR) was celebrated in Santo Domingo from November 6th through 11th. The Fathers General of Carmel, Saverio Cannistrà, OCD, and Fernando Millán, O.Carm., were present. The theme chosen to inspire the reflections was: “Yesterday’s martyrs for today’s Latin American […]

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Carmel: 400 years in Bologna

Carmel: 400 years in Bologna

A ceremony began the celebrations of the 400th anniversary of the foundation of the monastery of Discalced Carmelite Nuns in Bologna, the Father Provincial of the Discalced Carmelites of Lombardy presiding. Thanking God for the 400 years of presence of the feminine branch of Carmel in that city, our sisters […]

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A new Venerable Discalced Carmelite nun

A new Venerable Discalced Carmelite nun

On the 7th of November 2018, our Holy Father Pope Francis received in audience His Excellency Cardinal Angelo Becciu, Prefect of the Congregation of the Causes of the Saints. During the audience, the Holy Father authorized the Congregation to promulgate the Decree on the heroic virtues of the Servant of […]

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South Asian Associations guided to adapt the new trends

South Asian Associations guided to adapt the new trends

In the month of November 2018, The two associations of our nuns in India namely the North East and South West had their Ordinary General assemblies. For the North East it was at Soso Carmel, Jharkhand (nov. 14-21) and the South West at Sadbhavana, the Karnataka Goa Provincial house, Bangalore […]

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Our Lady of Mount Carmel in China

Our Lady of Mount Carmel in China

The COMMUNICATIONES number 257 (05/08/2014) included some errors about the foundation of the Hong Kong Carmel in China. Specifically, the monastery of Hong Kong was officially founded in 1937 (not in 1923) and from then until today the Discalced Carmelites nuns have kept it open uninterruptedly. In this link, you […]

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The Discalced Carmelite Nuns’ Federation of St Joseph of Guadalupe in Mexico celebrates the 50th Anniversary of its Canonical Foundation

The Discalced Carmelite Nuns’ Federation of St Joseph of Guadalupe in Mexico celebrates the 50th Anniversary of its Canonical Foundation

On the 24th of September, began the activities to celebrate the 50th anniversary of the foundation of the federation of the Mexican Discalced Carmelite nuns, with a Eucharistic celebration at which presided our Father General, Fr. Saverio Cannistrà OCD, accompanied by Fr. Rafal Wilkowski OCD ─Secretary General for the Discalced […]

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Gathering of Discalced Carmelite nuns in the Teresianum

Gathering of Discalced Carmelite nuns in the Teresianum

More than thirty Discalced Carmelite nuns in charge of formation and superiors of their communities met between 7th-13th September last in the Teresianum in Rome. During the encounter, the nuns who took part attended two courses on the subject of the formation of modern generations of Carmelites. The course on […]

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Meeting in Brazil

Meeting in Brazil

Invited by the Latin American nuns, Fr General went to Brazil to have a meeting, from the 26th to the 29th July, with 160 Discalced Carmelite nuns and 20 friars from Latin America and the Caribbean. Accompanying Fr Saverio was his personal secretary, Fr Rafal Willkowski, who is also the […]

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Formation course for the Italian nuns in Nënshat, Albania

Formation course for the Italian nuns in Nënshat, Albania

Young nuns from the Italian “Mater Carmeli” Federation of monasteries began a meeting on June 9th in the spirituality house of the Discalced Carmelite Fathers in Nënshat, Albania. Professed nuns together with those under formation numbered 23 religious, who were also able to share some moments with the community of […]

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Fr General, visiting Dutch Carmel

Fr General, visiting Dutch Carmel

Towards the end of June, Fr Saverio Cannistrà, ocd, Superior General, visited our Carmelite brothers and sisters in Holland, accompanied by his secretary, Fr Rafal Willkowski. He was able to meet all the friars of the Semiprovince and to visit, among others, the nuns’ monasteries of Echt, Maastricht and Oirschot, […]

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The feminine Teresian Carmel in Chile

The feminine Teresian Carmel in Chile

The Discalced Carmelite nuns of Chile recently published a text titled, “The daughters of Saint Teresa in Chile,” in homage to Holy Mother Teresa in the context of the celebration of the fifth centenary of her birth. The book begins with a Teresian biography emphasizing her relationship to America. As […]

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