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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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The Discalced Carmelite Nuns in Panama

The Discalced Carmelite Nuns in Panama

Eight months from the arrival of our Discalced Carmelite sisters in Panama, we share a brief account of their first steps in this Central American country: “We arrived enthusiastically in Panama on January 23, 2017. The foundation was inaugurated on the 25th with the participation of Bishop Bertram Wick, Bishop […]

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The Discalced Carmelites in Tangiers (Morocco)

The Discalced Carmelites in Tangiers (Morocco)

The presence of the Teresian Carmel in Morocco, as made evident by the community of Discalced Carmelites in Tangiers, continues its work in those Islamic lands with God’s help. It has been involved with various activities promoted by the Archdiocese, throughout 2016, punctuated by the Jubilee of Mercy. The community […]

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The Carmelite nuns of Kananga-Malole, evacuated

The Carmelite nuns of Kananga-Malole, evacuated

For more than a year in the region of Kananga (Democratic Republic of the Congo) there have been clashes between members of the ethnic tribal majority and the central government of Kinshasa, resulting in the death of the local leader Kamuina Nsapu. Having been declared in rebellion, his militia continue […]

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Letter from our nuns in Aleppo

Letter from our nuns in Aleppo

As you can imagine, it was with great joy that the General Curia received a letter sent to Fr General on 21st December from our nuns in Aleppo. We published the complete letter in French and Spanish on our social networks on the 27th of the same month. In it […]

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Carmelite sisters in Aleppo

Carmelite sisters in Aleppo

On 22nd October, a distressing picture spread through social and communication media: a missile had fallen into the kitchen garden of the Discalced Carmelites of Aleppo in Syria, although it did not explode, thanks be to God. When the Fr. General contacted Mother Anne-Françoise, she communicated that the sisters were […]

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The role of women in the Church

The role of women in the Church

The Congregation for the Doctrine of the Faith organised a symposium in Rome on this subject, which took place from 26-28th September in the International Centre for Missionary Animation, situated on the campus of the Pontifical Urban University. According to the Press Office of the Holy See, nearly fifty theologians […]

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Discalced Carmelite of Aleppo

Discalced Carmelite of Aleppo

“Help us! We are being bombed, but we will not abandon the people who are suffering”. With this striking title, the English edition of ZENIT on 4th August gave us an interview with our Discalced Carmelite Nuns in Aleppo. Six nuns reside in the monastery, two French and four Syrian, […]

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Formation of the Carmelite nuns and the centre of the Order

Formation of the Carmelite nuns and the centre of the Order

Paying attention to the petition made by our Carmelite sisters during the 2015 Avila General Chapter, in which they were present on May 19 and 20, the center of the Order is in the process of reflecting on the formation of the Discalced Carmelite nuns, for the purpose of drawing […]

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