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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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Monsignor Amancio Escapa ocd completes his earthly life

Monsignor Amancio Escapa ocd completes his earthly life

On the 5th of May this year, there died in Santo Domingo, the Dominican Republic, Monsignor Amancio Escapa Aparicio, titular Bishop of Cene and the emeritus auxiliary Bishop of the archdiocese of Santo Domingo. Monsignor Amancio was born in Cistierna, León, Spain on the 30th March 1938 and made his […]

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Meeting of the Theology Students of Indian Provinces

Meeting of the Theology Students of Indian Provinces

As customary, also this year 46 students of theology belonging to 7 indian provinces met at Gandarvakottai Spirituality Centre, in the province of Tamilnadu for a week. The primary intention of this gathering is to know each other and grow in fraternity. This is one of the initiatives taken by […]

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A virtual visit to the Teresianum

A virtual visit to the Teresianum

From the 5th of April last, the Teresianum Pontifical Theological Faculty and the Pontifical Institute of Spirituality in Rome has become more accessible, thanks to the possibility of making a virtual visit, which gives an opportunity of getting to know its more important facilities. The 360 degree tour begins with […]

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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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A Marian Congress in Fatima, Portugal

A Marian Congress in Fatima, Portugal

The Order of Carmelites and that of the Discalced Carmelites, prompted by the celebration of the first centenary of the apparitions in Fatima, have decided to call an International, Marian Congress as one family as an offering to the whole Church, in order to revitalise our Marian spirituality, since Carmel […]

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Floods in Peru

Floods in Peru

Our brothers and sisters in Peru have suffered from the consequences of the floods that have hit the country, though not in a devastating way, as the Commissar, Fr Alfredo Amesti ocd reports. The most affected areas are in the north of the country, where the monastery of Trujillo and […]

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The Discalced Carmelites in Tangiers (Morocco)

The Discalced Carmelites in Tangiers (Morocco)

The presence of the Teresian Carmel in Morocco, as made evident by the community of Discalced Carmelites in Tangiers, continues its work in those Islamic lands with God’s help. It has been involved with various activities promoted by the Archdiocese, throughout 2016, punctuated by the Jubilee of Mercy. The community […]

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