News

Appeal for solidarity for the missions

Appeal for solidarity for the missions

Dear brothers and sisters! Thanks to the generosity of some monasteries of Carmelites nuns, some provinces of the Order and of some individual members of the OCDS, the centre of the Order, through the Missionary Cooperation Office (Mission Office) has provided for many needs from our missions and supported some […]

+

Episcopal consecration of Mons. Oswaldo Escobar

Episcopal consecration of Mons. Oswaldo Escobar

At nine in the morning of the first of October, feast of St Therese of the Child Jesus, began the ceremony of consecration of the new Bishop of Chalatenango in El Salvador, Mons. Oswaldo Estéfano Escobar, a Discalced Carmelite who, until his appointment, had been Provincial of the Central American […]

+

Teresian-Sanjuanist formation

Teresian-Sanjuanist formation

Students of the International School Saint John of the Cross in Rome received two 15-hour courses of Teresian-SanJuanist formation. The course about Saint Teresa was directed by Father Giuseppe Pozzobon of the Province of Venice. Father Emilio Martínez of the Iberian Province, professor of the Teresianum in Rome, taught the […]

+

OCDS CICLA meetings

OCDS CICLA meetings

OCDS members of the Bolivarian CICLA (Interprovincial Conference of Latin American Carmelites) from Peru, Colombia, and Ecuador met in Quito from September 16th to 20th. A delegation from Argentina also accompanied them. Delegates present were: Fr. Alfredo Amesti (Peru), Fr. Carlos Plata (Colombia), Fr. Juan Berdonces (Ecuador), and the General […]

+

The International College’s Teresian pilgrimage

The International College’s Teresian pilgrimage

From the 17th of August to the 2nd of September, the second and third year students of our International Theological College in Rome go to Spain to visit the principal places associated with St Teresa and St John of the Cross. In this way our student friars come in contact […]

+

Yearly retreat in the “Mater Carmeli” Spirituality Center of Butare

Yearly retreat in the “Mater Carmeli” Spirituality Center of Butare

The Discalced Carmelites’ spirituality center “Mater Carmeli” in Butare, Rwanda, hosted a retreat directed by Father Christian Muta, ocd, a member of the Saint Joseph General Delegation of the Congo. In it, 35 consecrated Africans participated: Teresian Carmelite postulants and novices, Carmelite friars having professed simple vows, and Teresian Carmelite […]

+

Discalced Carmelite Bishops

Discalced Carmelite Bishops

At the beginning of September, the traditional course for bishops consecrated and/or elected during last year was celebrated at Rome. Among those taking part in the course were Mons. George Tambala and Mons. Zdenko Križić, Discalced Carmelite bishops, whom we were able to greet as they passed through Rome. For […]

+

Meeting of the Commission for Rereading the Constitutions

Meeting of the Commission for Rereading the Constitutions

Fr Agustí Borrell, ocd, the Vicar General, presided at the meeting of the Commission for the rereading of the Constitutions, which was held at the General House from 29th August to 3rd September. All the members of the Commission were present: Frs Daniel Chowning (Definitor General), Aloysius Deeney, Alzinir Debastiani, […]

+

Acts of the OCD Congresses of Nairobi (2012 & 2014)

The Acts of the Teresian Congresses celebrated in Nairobi in 2012 and 2014 were published in Yaoundé this year 2016 by Fr. Marie-Joseph de l’incarnation -DOL-, o.c.d, (Editor). So far the French edition is available: Thérèse d’Avila en Dialogue avec l’Afrique. The publication underlines the steps undertaken by the Order […]

+

New website for the General Archive of the Discalced Carmelites

New website for the General Archive of the Discalced Carmelites

At the same time that the new website of the General Curia of the Order was inaugurated, the General Archive also opened up a new site on the Web: www.agocd.com. There, it offers researchers essential tools to access the services of the Archive: regulations, calendar, and forms to request access […]

+

East Timor Mission

East Timor Mission

The Discalced Carmelite foundation in Timor is taking its first steps. On January 6 it launched its first community in Dili, founded by a Timorese priest, Noé Martins, and a Spaniard, Antonio González. This foundation is an initiative of the province of Portugal with the support of the Iberian and […]

+

Program of the canonization of Bl. Elisabeth of the Trinity

Program of the canonization of Bl. Elisabeth of the Trinity

On Friday 14 October at 19.00, The heaven on the earth, special event on the occasion of the canonization of Bl. Elisabeth of the Trinity, in the church Santa Maria della Vittoria, Via 20 Settembre 17.   On Saturday 15 October at 20.30 in preparation of the solemn canonization, Prayer […]

+

OCDS Congress in Italy and Spain

OCDS Congress in Italy and Spain

Entre el 7 y el 10 de julio pasados se celebró en Sassone (Ciampino, Roma), el Congreso Nacional del Carmelo Seglar italiano, con el título: “Familia y comunidad. Entrañas de misericordia y fecundidad del amor”. Concebido como oportunidad fecunda en el que compartir la riqueza de la diversidad del Carmelo […]

+