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Fr General’s Agenda

Fr General’s Agenda

In the recent month of July, Fr Saverio Cannistrà ocd, Superior General, paid a fraternal visit to the friars and nuns in Hungary. Later on he took part in an international meeting in Brazil with the nuns of Latin America, as we have already informed you. At the end of […]

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Fr Saverio in the 2018 Synod

Fr Saverio in the 2018 Synod

On the 28th of May, Fr. Mauro Jöhri, OFMCap, President of the USG, gave Cardinal Lorenzo Baldisseri, the Secretary General of the Synod of Bishops, the names of the Superiors General, elected during the recent Assembly of the Union of Superiors General, as members of the XV Ordinary General Assembly […]

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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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