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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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Indian nuns with Fr. General and the Definitor

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On 3rd February, Eucharistic was celebrated by Fr. General and the Definitor along with all the provincials and all the Prioresses of Indian Carmel and the office bearers of the three associations in India. Our sisters gathered at Hyderabad to meet Fr. General and discuss on some of the important […]

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News from the Carmel in Tangiers (Morocco)

News from the Carmel in Tangiers (Morocco)

The community of Discalced Carmelite Nuns in Tangiers have sent us some news which we wish to share with you. During 2017, two Sisters arrived to build up the community by their presence: Sister Sidioly, originally from Bolivia, who came from the Telde Carmel (Canary Isles, Spain) and Sister Julia, […]

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The Tolentino Discalced Carmelite Nuns

The Tolentino Discalced Carmelite Nuns

In this information service, we frequently receive enquiries about the situation of our Discalced Carmelite sisters in Tolentino, who, as we informed you on the 3rd of November 2016, had to abandon their monastery after severe damage caused to it by an earthquake on the 30th of October that year. […]

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Discalced Carmelite Nuns meet in the CITeS

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Nearly seventy Discalced Carmelite nuns from several Spanish and Portuguese monasteries met in Avila’s CITeS—University of Mysticism during the first days of November. The purpose of the meeting was to study and reflect on Pope Francis’ Apostolic Constitution on contemplative life, “Vultum Dei Quaerere.” They were accompanied by the Order’s […]

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Reunion of the Middle Eastern Carmel

Reunion of the Middle Eastern Carmel

The annual meeting of the Middle Eastern Carmel recently took place with the participation of Discalced Carmelite nuns of that region (from the four monasteries of the Holy Land) as well as from Egypt (Faiyum) and Tangier (Morocco). The theme was “Brothers and Sisters of Carmel of the Middle East: […]

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Ecumenical Patriarch Bartholomew I visits the Bologna monastery

Ecumenical Patriarch Bartholomew I visits the Bologna monastery

Our Discalced Carmelite sisters of Bologna, Italy, recount the historic visit: “During his recent stay in Bologna on the occasion of the closing celebrations of the Eucharistic Congress, Ecumenical Patriarch Bartholomew I kindly accepted our invitation and visited our monastery. “Welcomed festively by the chiming of bells, the Patriarch entered […]

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