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OCDS: admissions and promises in the Province of Lombardy

OCDS: admissions and promises in the Province of Lombardy

The house of spirituality of the Discalced Carmelites of the Province of Lombardy in Cassano Valcuvia (Varese, Italy), hosted a beautiful event June 9th and 10th. It can be characterized as historic, being the first time that members from different OCDS communities met in one place to celebrate ceremonies of […]

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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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IN MEMORIAM (Tomás Álvarez)

IN MEMORIAM (Tomás Álvarez)

On the morning of July, the 27th, Father Tomás Álvarez Fernández (Thomas of the Cross) died after a few days stay in hospital. He was born on the 17th of May1923 in Acebedo, (León), and was a Discalced Carmelite friar since the 6th of August 1939, the day of his […]

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Meeting of the Discalced Carmelite novices of Italy

Meeting of the Discalced Carmelite novices of Italy

Between the 11th and the 15th of June past, a meeting of novices and their Masters from the Italian Provinces, took place in the Teresianum. Taking part were Fathers Marco Cabula (Liguria), Leonardo Cuccurullo (Naples), Gianni Bracchi (Venice) and Attilio Viganò (Lombardy), accompanied by the novices: Giuseppe Ginefra, Andrea Palmentura, […]

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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 Lord brought us to youthfulness

The Lord brought us to youthfulness

Our OCD Mission Regional Vicariate of West Bengal & North East India has completed 20 years on 6th June 2018. With the permission of our General Superiors, the North East Indian Mission started in Kolkata (where lived St. Teresa of Calcutta) on 6th June 1998 through the efforts of Fr. […]

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“Nova et vetera.” Sanjuanist Gregorian chant

“Nova et vetera.” Sanjuanist Gregorian chant

On the 450th anniversary of the reformation of the male branch of the Teresian Carmel (1568-2018), young Discalced Carmelites – postulants and religious of the two Polish provinces of the Order (Krakow and Warsaw) – met in Czerna to prepare a disc with the Mass and Vespers of Saint John […]

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Bangui, wounded, and in need of heroes

Bangui, wounded, and in need of heroes

Newsletter 21 from the Carmel in Bangui – 8 May 2018 «At the most difficult moments heroes arise, and I do not doubt that these heroes exist here too in the Central African Republic, willing to rise up as one and say ‘no’ to violence, ‘no’ to barbarity, ‘no’ to destruction […]

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