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OCDS National Assembly of Peru

OCDS National Assembly of Peru

Between the 2nd and the 4th of June this year, members of the OCDS communities of Trujillo, Lima, Ica, Arequipa, Abancay and Cuzco gathered together in the seminary of the Discalced Carmelite friars in Lima for their national assembly. Formation was a strong point of the meeting, with conferences on […]

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First OCDS congress in the Congo

First OCDS congress in the Congo

As you will have seen in detail on our web sites, the first congress of the Secular Order in the Congo took place from the 16th to the 19th of March this year. It was held in the reception centre of the Les Buissonnets monastery in Tabacongo, Lubumhashi. With the […]

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24th Portugal OCDS meeting

24th Portugal OCDS meeting

Fátima, 28th to 30th April 2017 Secular Carmel vocational discernment In Fatima’s Domus Carmeli was celebrated the twenty-fourth annual national meeting of the Portuguese OCDS with some 80 to 90 taking part from the various communities in Portugal, including the Isle of Madeira. Present was Fr Alzinar Debastiani, Fr General’s […]

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OCDS Provincial Chapter, Colombia

OCDS Provincial Chapter, Colombia

The 5th OCDS Provincial Chapter took place at Medellín in the Francis Palau retreat house of the Carmelite Missionary Sisters on the 24th, 25th, and 26th of March. Taking part in the event were delegates from the seven communities of the country (Medellín, Pereira, Villa de Leyva, Cali, Bogotá, Anzá […]

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Visits by the General Delegate for the OCDS

Visits by the General Delegate for the OCDS

During the months of January and February, Fr. Alzinir Debastiani, ocd, the Father General’s delegate for Secular Carmelite communities, made two important visits to OCDS communities. The first was in Croatia from January 27th to 30th of this year at the invitation of Father Sreko Rimac, ocd, Provincial. He was […]

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Visit to Secular Carmel in Venezuela

Visit to Secular Carmel in Venezuela

From the 2nd to the 20th November 2016, the Delegate General for Secular Carmel carried out a fraternal visit to the communities of Secular Carmel in Venezuela and other lay groups inspired by Carmelite spirituality, as well as to the religious communities of Discalced Carmelite friars and nuns. The present […]

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OCDS CICLA meetings

OCDS CICLA meetings

OCDS members of the Bolivarian CICLA (Interprovincial Conference of Latin American Carmelites) from Peru, Colombia, and Ecuador met in Quito from September 16th to 20th. A delegation from Argentina also accompanied them. Delegates present were: Fr. Alfredo Amesti (Peru), Fr. Carlos Plata (Colombia), Fr. Juan Berdonces (Ecuador), and the General […]

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OCDS Congress in Italy and Spain

OCDS Congress in Italy and Spain

Entre el 7 y el 10 de julio pasados se celebró en Sassone (Ciampino, Roma), el Congreso Nacional del Carmelo Seglar italiano, con el título: “Familia y comunidad. Entrañas de misericordia y fecundidad del amor”. Concebido como oportunidad fecunda en el que compartir la riqueza de la diversidad del Carmelo […]

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Visit to Nigeria by the Delegate General for the OCDS

Visit to Nigeria by the Delegate General for the OCDS

From the 26th April to the 8th of May, Fr Alzinir Debastiani, Delegate General for the OCDS, made a fraternal visit to the eight OCDS communities in Nigeria, as well as to the numerous confraternities of the Child Jesus of Prague existing in the country. He went to Enugu, Nssuka, […]

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