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New federation in India

New federation in India

6 monasteries of Kerala (Thiruvalla, Kottiyam, Makayattoor, Eramallor, Kolayad and Trivandrum) and 3 from Srilanka (Colombo, Galle and Kandy) joined together to form a new federation under the patronage of St. John of the Cross. After receiving the decree of approval from the Holy See they celebrated their first general […]

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Fire in Vilvoorde Carmel

Fire in Vilvoorde Carmel

While bushfires caused havoc in Australia and Taal Volcano erupted in the Philippines, the Sisters in Vilvoorde Carmel in Belgium had to deal with a fire in the monastery church, Troost Basilica. Two children had set alight the Christmas crib at the entrance to the church. Shortly after four in […]

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XVI Federal Ordinary Assembly “Carmelites of Mexico”

XVI Federal Ordinary Assembly “Carmelites of Mexico”

From September 14th to 20th of this year, the Federation “San José de Guadalupe” of Discalced Carmelites of Mexico gathered to celebrate their XVI Federal Ordinary Assembly. The Priors and Delegates of the 37 monasteries that form the Federation participated. Accompanied by the Provincial Council of Discalced Carmelites of Mexico […]

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Association of Carmelites in the Holy Land

Association of Carmelites in the Holy Land

The Association of Carmelites in the Holy Land is a fraternal bond of mutual help, it has existed since the end of the 90s. Today we have become a new reality which is now called, “Federation our Lady of Mount Carmel of the Carmelite Nuns in the Middle East and […]

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Meeting of Discalced Carmelite Nuns in Cyprus

Meeting of Discalced Carmelite Nuns in Cyprus

Between the 16th and 21st of September, the Discalced Carmelite Nuns’ Association of the Holy Land and North Africa met in Cyprus to review their statutes, according to the Holy See’s provisions in the document Cor Orans. Nuns from the monasteries of the Holy Land, Egypt, Morocco, Syria and Greece […]

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Activities of Fr General

Activities of Fr General

September the 27th last, Father General, Saverio Cannistrà, ocd, visited the group of twenty Discalced Carmelite Nuns who were at the Teresianum beginning the training course prepared by two of the Italian federations, in which collaborated Fr Christof Betschart, ocd, professor of our faculty and the Higher Institute for Formators […]

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Andrea Riccardi visits the Pescara monastery

Andrea Riccardi visits the  Pescara monastery

The founder of the St Egidio Community recently paid a visit on the 28th of May to the Discalced Carmelite nuns’ community in Pescara, Italy. This well-known Community came into existence in Rome, precisely in famous Trastevere, where the former monastery the sisters occupied was dedicated to “Holy Mary of […]

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News from the Discalced Carmelite nuns in Peru

News from the Discalced Carmelite nuns in Peru

The “Our Lady of Mt Carmel” Association of monasteries of Discalced Carmelite nuns of Peru met together for almost a week from the 20th to the 25th of May this present year. On the 20th, 21st and 22nd of May, the course was held for Prioresses and delegates in two […]

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Saint Teresa of Jesus. Exclamations

Saint Teresa of Jesus. Exclamations

On the 10th of April last – in the famous Church of the Gesù – the Jesuit Fathers of Rome organized and hosted a spectacle of light and sound that accompanied the prayerful reading of texts chosen from the Exclamations of St. Teresa. The production and interpretation were conducted by […]

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