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New General Bursar

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The General Definitory has nominated Fr. Paolo De Carli OCD from the Venetian Province as the new General Bursar. Fr, Paolo was born in Trent in 1965 and, on the completion of High School studies in Electrotechnics, entered our monastery of Madonna delle Laste (Trent) where he made his first […]

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New OCDS Council in Central Italy

New OCDS Council in Central Italy

The Secular Order of the Province of Saint Joseph, Central Italy, held elections October 28th through 29th in Sassone, near Rome. Some time after the creation of the new Province, its predecessors being Rome and Tuscany, a decision was made to elect a single council for the OCDS for the […]

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OCDS Congress: Province of Southeast Brazil

OCDS Congress: Province of Southeast Brazil

The Order of Discalced Carmelites Secular of the Province of Saint Joseph, Southeast Brazil, celebrated its 33rd Provincial Congress from November 2nd through 5th. Approximately 100 members of the 54 Communities and Groups in that OCDS province participated. The theme of the event was, “The identity of the Secular Carmelite,” […]

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Please, note the change!

Dear brothers, sisters, friends and benefactors, We would like to inform you that from this month of December 2017 the bank account for the Missions has been relocated. Be sure to delete any other bank details you have to use only: Name of the bank: Banca Popolare di Sondrio Account […]

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Discalced Carmelite Nuns meet in the CITeS

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Nearly seventy Discalced Carmelite nuns from several Spanish and Portuguese monasteries met in Avila’s CITeS—University of Mysticism during the first days of November. The purpose of the meeting was to study and reflect on Pope Francis’ Apostolic Constitution on contemplative life, “Vultum Dei Quaerere.” They were accompanied by the Order’s […]

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Pastoral visit to North-east India

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During his visit to the Province of South Kerala, Fr. Johannes Gorantla, Definitor General for South Asia, has visited the Vicariate of Koltaka, which includes nine Indian states, including those of Western Bengal and Sikkim. For the moment, the Order has established itself in the region with four houses established […]

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Tenth anniversary of the beatification

Tenth anniversary of the beatification

On 28th October, 2007, Cardinal Saraiva Martins beatified 498 martyrs who had died in Spain during the 20th century, in St. Peter’s Square. Among them were 32 Discalced Carmelites, including Fr. Eufrasio of the Child Jesus or Fr. Eusebius of the Child Jesus who led the group of 15 martyrs […]

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Congress on Bld. Marie-Eugene

Congress on Bld. Marie-Eugene

On 26th October last, the Teresianum celebrated/held a congress on Bld. Marie-Eugene of the Child Jesus, entitled: ‘Fr. Marie-Eugene, Mystic and Teacher’. After the welcome address, given by the President of the faculty, Fr. Denis Chardonnens, there were six conferences: ‘I want to see God and contemporary debates about mysticism’ […]

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