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Visit to our Communities in Haifa-Mount Carmel

Visit  to  our Communities  in  Haifa-Mount Carmel

His Eminence Cardinal Leonardo Sandri, Prefect of the Congregation for Oriental Churches, paid a recent visit to the Holy Land from the 16th to 21st October. The occasion was in celebration of 800 years of Franciscan presence there.  On 18th October he visited our Stella Maris monastery and our Carmelite […]

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Return of Avignon-Aquitane Carmelites to Lyon

Return  of  Avignon-Aquitane  Carmelites  to  Lyon

Our brethren of the Avignon-Aquitane Province have been in Lyon since 11th September 2017.   In the past, the Order had a foundation there from 1619 to 1792.  Then in 1859, on the advice of the Curé of Ars, Fr. Agustín Maria of theMost Blessed Sacrament (Hermann Cohen) restored the OCD […]

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Course for formators in India

Course for formators in India

Between the 25th of September and the 7th of October, an intensive course was held for formators of the Teresian Carmelite circumscriptions in India; attending were thirty-five Indian formators. The objective of the course was to reinforce in those in charge of formation, in the various circumscriptions, knowledge of our […]

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Formation meeting in the Teresianum

Formation meeting in the Teresianum

From the 15th to the 23rd of last September, thirty-four Discalced nuns from the Regina Pacis and Mater Carmeli Associations of Italy met together in the Rome Teresianum to take part in a meeting specifically aimed at the formators of the communities. The course, of 22 teaching hours, was begun […]

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Reunion of the Middle Eastern Carmel

Reunion of the Middle Eastern Carmel

The annual meeting of the Middle Eastern Carmel recently took place with the participation of Discalced Carmelite nuns of that region (from the four monasteries of the Holy Land) as well as from Egypt (Faiyum) and Tangier (Morocco). The theme was “Brothers and Sisters of Carmel of the Middle East: […]

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Ecumenical Patriarch Bartholomew I visits the Bologna monastery

Ecumenical Patriarch Bartholomew I visits the Bologna monastery

Our Discalced Carmelite sisters of Bologna, Italy, recount the historic visit: “During his recent stay in Bologna on the occasion of the closing celebrations of the Eucharistic Congress, Ecumenical Patriarch Bartholomew I kindly accepted our invitation and visited our monastery. “Welcomed festively by the chiming of bells, the Patriarch entered […]

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Extraordinary Definitory, Ariccia (Rome)

Extraordinary Definitory, Ariccia (Rome)

As we have been reporting in detail on our Web page and social media, we held an Extraordinary Definitory in Ariccia, Rome, from August 29th to September 6th in the Pauline family’s “Divin Maestro” retreat house. The Definitory was divided into three parts: first, the Father General reported on the […]

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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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