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Holy Week in Jequitinhonha Valley

Holy Week in Jequitinhonha Valley

As for many years, during Holy week, a group of Brazilian Secular Discalced Carmelites offered their services to the poor and needy communities of Vila São João, Dutra, Várzea da Páscoa and Ribeirão. All of these belong to the Francisco Badaró parish of Our Lady of the Conception, in the […]

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The Venice Province visits the Croatian Province

The Venice Province visits the Croatian Province

Recently, between the 3rd and the 6th of April, 34 friars from the Venice Province, priests and students, paid a visit to the friars of the Croatian Province. The visit arose from the desire to rediscover the existing ties between the two Provinces. From the 1950s to the end of […]

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Beatification of “Chiquitunga”

Beatification of  “Chiquitunga”

On the 6th of March 2018, the Holy Father, Pope Francis, received in  audience His Eminence, the Most Reverend Cardinal Angelo Amato, S.D.B., Prefect of the Congregation for the Causes of the Saints. During the audience, the Pontiff authorized the Congregation to promulgate the decree relating to the miracle attributed […]

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Father Silverio of Saint Teresa, Discalced Carmelite March 8, 1878

(Escóbados de Arriba, Burgos, Spain) – March 10, 1954 (Mazatlán, Sinaloa, Mexico) Father Silverio, of the Gómez-Fernández family, was born in the village of Escóbados de Arriba on the high plain of Sedano, south of the district of Villarcayo, in the Spanish province of Burgos, on March 8, 1878. He […]

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Fr. Silverio of St. Teresa

Fr. Silverio of St. Teresa

On 8th March, it was 140 years since the birth in Escóbados de Arriba (Burgos, Spain) of Fr. Silverio of St. Teresa, known in the world as Julián Gómez Fernández. Fr. Silverio of St. Teresa received the habit of Carmel in Larrea in 1895, after having studied philosophy in the […]

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Ordinations to the diaconate

Ordinations to the diaconate

On Saturday, 10th March, the community of the  International School Saint John of the Cross, part of the Teresianum in Rome, celebrated with great joy, the ordination to the diaconate of four of its members: Fr. Arockiaraja Visanthi (Prov. Tamil Nadu, India); Fr. José Andrianmamonjisoa (Comm. Madagascar); Fr. Ranjit Xess […]

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Fr. Saverio at the Teresianum community’s Feast day

Fr. Saverio at the Teresianum community’s Feast day

While Fr. Antoine-Marie Zacharie Igirukwayo was Superior of the Teresianum, the Teresianum community decided a few years ago to celebrate its feast day on 12th March, anniversary of the canonisation of St. Teresa of Jesus. This year, 396th anniversary of this prestigious date, the community met in the chapel for […]

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The death of the sculptor Venancio Blanco

The death of the sculptor Venancio Blanco

It is very likely that the name of this artist will mean very little to most people. Nonetheless, there would be very few Discalced Carmelites who have not seen (at least in photographs) one of the sculptures dedicated to St. Teresa of Jesus by Venancio Blanco. Born in Salamanca in […]

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Review of constitutions. Italian OCD meeting

Review of constitutions.  Italian OCD meeting

A meeting of OCD Friars of the Italian Circumscriptions took place from 19 to 21 February in the “Santa Maria Annunziata” Spirituality Centre in Maddaloni of the Neapolitan Province.  It was organized by the OCD Major Superiors of the Italian Conference (CISM-OCD).  We had made earlier references to this meeting […]

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OCDS Provincial meeting in Bari and Maddaloni

OCDS Provincial meeting in Bari and Maddaloni

The OCDS Communities of the Naples Province held two Provincial meetings in Bari (27-28 January) and in Maddaloni (3-4 February).  They discussed their Constitutions under the headings:  “Divine Call, Life-Long Commitment and Continuing Fidelity to our Charism”.   Fr. Alzinir Debastiani, General Delegate for the OCDS, facilitated both meetings.  Having heard […]

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News from the Timor mission

News from the Timor mission

Recently, on the 31st of January, there arrived in East Timor the last of the missionaries who, for the moment, will be incorporated into this Young Teresian Carmel presence. It is Fr Nuno, a Discalced Carmelite, born in this country, who has just finished his studies in Portugal. Our missionaries […]

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