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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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Venerable Maria Felicia of the Blessed Sacrament

Venerable Maria Felicia of the Blessed Sacrament

On June 1, the medical board of the Congregation of the Causes of the Saints gave a positive opinion concerning the cure of Angel Ramón (Paraguay, 2002) as a presumed miraculous healing through the intercession of the Discalced Carmelite Venerable Maria Felicia of the Blessed Sacrament, nicknamed “Chiquitunga”. It is […]

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Fr General in the Commissariat of the Caribbean

Fr General in the Commissariat of the Caribbean

Immediately after the end of the meeting of the General Definitory, our General, Fr Saverio Cannistrà, will make a visit to the Caribbean Commissariat from the 13th to the 27th of June. Being with our Caribbean friars during the few days of the Commissariat’s chapter took first place among the […]

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New Cardinal in the Teresian Carmel

New Cardinal in the Teresian Carmel

On the 21st of May last, during the message which accompanies the recital of the Regina Coeli in St Peter’s square, Pope Francis announced the celebration of a Consistory on the 28th of June for the appointment of five new Cardinals, among whom was Mons. Lars Anders Arbolelius, ocd, who […]

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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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