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Carmelite sisters in Aleppo

Carmelite sisters in Aleppo

On 22nd October, a distressing picture spread through social and communication media: a missile had fallen into the kitchen garden of the Discalced Carmelites of Aleppo in Syria, although it did not explode, thanks be to God. When the Fr. General contacted Mother Anne-Françoise, she communicated that the sisters were […]

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A life of devotion to Africa

A life of devotion to Africa

Marcellino Forcellini (6th December, 1930 – 23rd November, 2016), was born in Paris, but was a citizen of the Republic of San Marino, being the only Carmelite to hail from this tiny independent state. His country awarded him recognition for his missionary work and attentiveness to the destitute. A religious […]

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The role of women in the Church

The role of women in the Church

The Congregation for the Doctrine of the Faith organised a symposium in Rome on this subject, which took place from 26-28th September in the International Centre for Missionary Animation, situated on the campus of the Pontifical Urban University. According to the Press Office of the Holy See, nearly fifty theologians […]

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Appeal for solidarity for the missions

Appeal for solidarity for the missions

Dear brothers and sisters! Thanks to the generosity of some monasteries of Carmelites nuns, some provinces of the Order and of some individual members of the OCDS, the centre of the Order, through the Missionary Cooperation Office (Mission Office) has provided for many needs from our missions and supported some […]

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Episcopal consecration of Mons. Oswaldo Escobar

Episcopal consecration of Mons. Oswaldo Escobar

At nine in the morning of the first of October, feast of St Therese of the Child Jesus, began the ceremony of consecration of the new Bishop of Chalatenango in El Salvador, Mons. Oswaldo Estéfano Escobar, a Discalced Carmelite who, until his appointment, had been Provincial of the Central American […]

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Teresian-Sanjuanist formation

Teresian-Sanjuanist formation

Students of the International School Saint John of the Cross in Rome received two 15-hour courses of Teresian-SanJuanist formation. The course about Saint Teresa was directed by Father Giuseppe Pozzobon of the Province of Venice. Father Emilio Martínez of the Iberian Province, professor of the Teresianum in Rome, taught the […]

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OCDS CICLA meetings

OCDS CICLA meetings

OCDS members of the Bolivarian CICLA (Interprovincial Conference of Latin American Carmelites) from Peru, Colombia, and Ecuador met in Quito from September 16th to 20th. A delegation from Argentina also accompanied them. Delegates present were: Fr. Alfredo Amesti (Peru), Fr. Carlos Plata (Colombia), Fr. Juan Berdonces (Ecuador), and the General […]

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The International College’s Teresian pilgrimage

The International College’s Teresian pilgrimage

From the 17th of August to the 2nd of September, the second and third year students of our International Theological College in Rome go to Spain to visit the principal places associated with St Teresa and St John of the Cross. In this way our student friars come in contact […]

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Yearly retreat in the “Mater Carmeli” Spirituality Center of Butare

Yearly retreat in the “Mater Carmeli” Spirituality Center of Butare

The Discalced Carmelites’ spirituality center “Mater Carmeli” in Butare, Rwanda, hosted a retreat directed by Father Christian Muta, ocd, a member of the Saint Joseph General Delegation of the Congo. In it, 35 consecrated Africans participated: Teresian Carmelite postulants and novices, Carmelite friars having professed simple vows, and Teresian Carmelite […]

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Discalced Carmelite Bishops

Discalced Carmelite Bishops

At the beginning of September, the traditional course for bishops consecrated and/or elected during last year was celebrated at Rome. Among those taking part in the course were Mons. George Tambala and Mons. Zdenko Križić, Discalced Carmelite bishops, whom we were able to greet as they passed through Rome. For […]

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Meeting of the Commission for Rereading the Constitutions

Meeting of the Commission for Rereading the Constitutions

Fr Agustí Borrell, ocd, the Vicar General, presided at the meeting of the Commission for the rereading of the Constitutions, which was held at the General House from 29th August to 3rd September. All the members of the Commission were present: Frs Daniel Chowning (Definitor General), Aloysius Deeney, Alzinir Debastiani, […]

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