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Letter from Fr. Saverio Cannistrà, Superior General OCD, on the occasion of the death of Fr. Felipe Sainz de Baranda

Letter from Fr. Saverio Cannistrà, Superior General OCD, on the occasion of the death of Fr. Felipe Sainz de Baranda

Fr. Felipe has left us. It was not expected, because – despite his age and a few health issues, which he had – he was in good health and above all, because we never expect that someone like him could leave us. I cannot forget the first time I met him. I had just entered Carmel. I was a postulant in Florence and Fr. Felipe came to preside a profession in the convent of our nuns. His powerful voice, his imposing figure: everything spoke of a true General. But […]

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Visit of the Fr. General

Visit of the Fr. General

Fr. General, Saverio Cannistrà, is visiting members of the Secular Carmel, nuns and friars from 12th to 24th March, in Belgium, Sweden and Denmark, staying in different monasteries and convents: those of Ghent, Bruges, Antwerp, Glumslöv (Rydebäck), etc. He will concelebrate at the Mass in which Mons. Anders Arborelius will […]

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Father General visits Latin America

Father General visits Latin America

On Saturday, January 7th, Father General left Rome heading for São Paulo, Brazil, to participate in the Chapter of the Province of Southeastern Brazil. The Chapter was celebrated from January 9th through 13th in São Roque. He was also able to meet with the Council of Associations of Brazil’s Discalced […]

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Letter from the OCarm and OCD Generals

Letter from the OCarm and OCD Generals

On 11th June 2016, the Prior General of the Order of Carmel, Fr Fernando Millán and our Father General, Fr Saverio Cannistrà, sent a joint letter to the whole family of Carmel. Its title is inspired by a quotation from Holy Mother Teresa: “May God be blessed forever, he who […]

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