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Contemplative nuns meet in Rome

Contemplative nuns meet in Rome

On the 31st of January and the 1st of February, the Congregation for Institutes of Consecrated Life and Societies of Apostolic Life (CIVCSVA) organized a meeting with the title: Economy at the service of contemplative forms of life for Italian contemplative nuns. The objective of the meeting, as can be […]

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Meeting of Major Superiors from the Anglophone Africa

Meeting of Major Superiors from the Anglophone Africa

The Conference of Major Superiors of Anglophone Africa held its annual meeting in Kenya from Sunday the 2nd to Friday the 7th, in Nairobi-Kenya. Here is the communiqué issued by the Conference: Dear Brothers, We, the Conference of Major Superiors of Anglophone Africa, send you heartfelt fraternal greetings.   We […]

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New federation in India

New federation in India

6 monasteries of Kerala (Thiruvalla, Kottiyam, Makayattoor, Eramallor, Kolayad and Trivandrum) and 3 from Srilanka (Colombo, Galle and Kandy) joined together to form a new federation under the patronage of St. John of the Cross. After receiving the decree of approval from the Holy See they celebrated their first general […]

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Meeting of formators from Europe

Meeting of formators from Europe

As we reported a few weeks ago, the annual meeting of formators of the European Conference of Provincials was held recently from the 27th of January to the 1st of February at the Teresianum in Rome. Presiding at the meeting was Fr Juan de Bono, ocd, President of the Conference. […]

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Coronavirus

Coronavirus

From the General Curia itself we want, first of all, to thank you for all the signs of closeness and concern that are coming to us these days. Thank God, maintaining the isolation recommended by the Italian government, the situation of the General Government of the Order is good and […]

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Fire in Vilvoorde Carmel

Fire in Vilvoorde Carmel

While bushfires caused havoc in Australia and Taal Volcano erupted in the Philippines, the Sisters in Vilvoorde Carmel in Belgium had to deal with a fire in the monastery church, Troost Basilica. Two children had set alight the Christmas crib at the entrance to the church. Shortly after four in […]

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Activity of Fr General

Activity of Fr General

From the 4th of January to the 2nd of February, Fr. Saverio Cannistrà, ocd, made a pastoral visit to the Caribbean Commissariat. In this area of jurisdiction, our religious are present in Cuba, the Dominican Republic, Puerto Rico and Miami. In addition to visiting all the friars’ communities, Father General […]

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Appointments

Appointments

In recent days, we received news of two important appointments that have been placed on members of our Order. On the one hand, Father Raymond Abdo, ocd, Provincial of Lebanon, informed us that our brother, Father Michel Abboud, Superior of the Kobayat monastery, has been appointed National President of Caritas-Lebanon […]

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Charismatic Declaration: Second workshop in India

Charismatic Declaration: Second workshop in India

In order to facilitate a better participation, the Indian Definitor Fr. Johannes Gorantla has organized the Workshops on the Charismatic Declaration in two places.  The first workshop, organized from 16-19 at Trivandrum was meant for the Provinces of Malabar, Manjummel and South Kerala. Around 25 religious between the ages of 35-45 participated […]

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