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European meeting of the Discalced Carmelite formators

European meeting of the Discalced Carmelite formators

From the 28th of January to the 1st of February, at the University of mysticism, the Discalced Carmelite Order in Europe organized a meeting of the religious who, in the Discalced Carmel, are involved in the process of formation. There are 14 provinces of friars who take part in this […]

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400 years of Carmel in India

400 years of Carmel in India

As we have reported in detail through our social networks, this year 2019 marks 400 years since the arrival of the first Discalced Carmelite missionaries to the region of Goa, India. At the same time and place, the Extraordinary Definitory was celebrated, allowing the Major Superiors of all the circumscriptions […]

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News from Bangui Carmel

News from Bangui Carmel

From our well-loved Fr. Federico Trinchero, a Discalced Carmelite friar, we have received news from the Central African Republic, in particular about Carmel in Bangui, the Capital. After the terrible massacre carried out in November in Alindao, about 500 kilometres from the capital, by an Islamist group (paradoxically called the […]

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Bishop Gonzalo del Castillo Crespo, OCD, has died

Bishop Gonzalo del Castillo Crespo, OCD, has died

Born in La Paz, Bolivia, on September 20th, 1936, he made his profession in the Discalced Carmel and received the name Gonzalo de Jesús María on February 10th, 1957. He was ordained to the priesthood on October 21st, 1963, and on January 7th, 1985, he was consecrated bishop. From 2000, […]

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Meeting in Egypt

Meeting in Egypt

At the end of December, the traditional meeting of Bishops and Patriarchs took place in Cairo, Egypt. Several topics concerning the situation of Christians in that country were discussed. They also, as do our brothers in the faith, sometimes suffer the persecution that currently hammers the Middle East. The Delegate […]

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Extra-Ordinary Definitory_Wednesday, 6th February

Extra-Ordinary Definitory_Wednesday, 6th February

The morning Eucharist was celebrated in French, commemorating the holy martyrs of Japan (Paul Miki and companions). Presiding was Fr Roger Tshimanga, the Delegate General of the Congo. The liturgy was prepared by the French-speaking group. At the beginning of today’s working session, the members of the Extraordinary Definitory were […]

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Extraordinary Definitory. Monday, 4th of February

Extraordinary Definitory. Monday, 4th of February

The Order’s Extraordinary Definitory began with a votive Mass of the Holy Spirit in English, at which presided Fr General. The Definitory is being celebrated in the “St Joseph Vaz” Spirituality Centre in Old Goa (India). This great Centre is now run by the Diocese, in the place where our […]

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Our Lady of Mount Carmel Shrine: a Minor Basilica

Our Lady of Mount Carmel Shrine: a Minor Basilica

Last 14 December 2018, Solemnity of our Holy Father St. John of the Cross, Most Rev. Honesto F. Ongtioco, D. D., Bishop of Cubao, informed Fr. Joey Mabborang, OCD, Rector & Parish Priest of the National Shrine of Our Lady of Mt. Carmel in Quezon City of the approval of […]

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