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Discalced Carmelite Extraordinary Definitory: 5th September

Discalced Carmelite Extraordinary Definitory: 5th September

The Extraordinary Definitory’s last day began with Lauds at 7:00 a.m. enlivened in Italian by the group from Central Europe. Participants went into the meeting room immediately after breakfast, where, after a few moments of prayer led by Father Miguel Márquez, Father Agustí Borrell, Vicar General, gave a conference on […]

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Discalced Carmelite Extraordinary Definitory 4th September

Discalced Carmelite Extraordinary Definitory 4th September

After Sunday, the day of rest, we began work again following the Eucharist which was enlivened by the English speaking group with members from Europe, the United States, East Asia, and Australia. Father Jean Joseph Bergara, Procurator General, gave the first conference of the day. It was directed to the […]

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Discalced Carmelite Extraordinary Definitory_ 2nd September

Discalced Carmelite Extraordinary Definitory_ 2nd September

This Saturday, in which we commemorate our Mother and Sister, the Blessed Virgin of Mount Carmel, our workday started with Lauds and the Eucharist enlivened by the French-speaking group. Father Fulgence Rakotondrazanany, Commissary of Madagascar, presided, and Father Paul de Bois, Provincial of Flanders, preached the homily in which he […]

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Discalced Carmelite Extraordinary Definitory_1st September

Discalced Carmelite Extraordinary Definitory_1st September

On this day, liturgical feast of Saint Teresa Margaret Redi of the Sacred Heart, the Italian group took charge of enlivening the Eucharist that began the day. Father Aldino Cazzago, Provincial of Venice and President of the Interprovincial Conference of Italian Discalced Carmelite Major Superiors presided over the celebration. He […]

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Discalced Carmelite Extraordinary Definitory_August 31st

Discalced Carmelite Extraordinary Definitory_August 31st

Today’s liturgy was organized by the group from India. The Eucharist that opened the second day of our Extraordinary Definitory was presided over by Father Johannes Gorantla, General Definitor, specially in charge of South Asia. The morning was entirely dedicated to the process of rereading the Constitutions, an undertaking begun […]

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Discalced Carmelite Extraordinary Definitory_30th August

The day began with the Eucharist prepared by the group from Latin America and the Caribbean and presided over by the Vicar General of the Order, Father Agustí Borrell. It marked the beginning of the Extraordinary Definitory of the Discalced Carmelites that will be celebrated in the “Casa Divin Maestro” […]

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The Discalced Carmelite Nuns in Panama

The Discalced Carmelite Nuns in Panama

Eight months from the arrival of our Discalced Carmelite sisters in Panama, we share a brief account of their first steps in this Central American country: “We arrived enthusiastically in Panama on January 23, 2017. The foundation was inaugurated on the 25th with the participation of Bishop Bertram Wick, Bishop […]

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Fourth Carmelite Youth Meeting – Peru

Fourth Carmelite Youth Meeting – Peru

A Carmelite Youth meeting was held from August 4th through 6th in Ica, Peru, in which 130 young people participated. They were called together by Saint John of the Cross under the slogan “Reveal your presence.” Rediscovering the person of the Holy Father was a rich grace. The young people […]

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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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Meeting of the new Indian Provincials

Meeting of the new Indian Provincials

At Trivandrum on the 1st July, 2017, and in the presence of the Definitor, Fr Johannes, the seven Indian Provincials had their first meeting of the triennium. They discussed programs organized in collaboration with all the provinces: a second novitiate, a meeting of the theology students, a meeting of young […]

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Gift of books to the Bangui Library (Central African Republic)

Gift of books to the Bangui Library (Central African Republic)

By means of the Secretariat for Missionary Cooperation, Fr General, together with his Definitory, decided to respond to the request made by the Bangui Discalced Carmelite student house for a gift of a collection of books which would contribute to enriching the Carmelite and theological formation of our religious who […]

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OCDS National Assembly of Peru

OCDS National Assembly of Peru

Between the 2nd and the 4th of June this year, members of the OCDS communities of Trujillo, Lima, Ica, Arequipa, Abancay and Cuzco gathered together in the seminary of the Discalced Carmelite friars in Lima for their national assembly. Formation was a strong point of the meeting, with conferences on […]

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Teresa and John of the Cross translated into Lithuanian

Teresa and John of the Cross translated into Lithuanian

The Carmelite nuns in Lithuania have had translated and published two works of our Holy Parents: the Way of Perfection of Saint Teresa and the Sayings of Light and Love of Saint John of the Cross. The translation was done by Sister Ieva of the Carmel of Calahorra, La Rioja, […]

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First OCDS congress in the Congo

First OCDS congress in the Congo

As you will have seen in detail on our web sites, the first congress of the Secular Order in the Congo took place from the 16th to the 19th of March this year. It was held in the reception centre of the Les Buissonnets monastery in Tabacongo, Lubumhashi. With the […]

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