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OCD-OCarm Meeting on Mount Carmel

OCD-OCarm Meeting on Mount Carmel

From 27th November to 2nd December 2016, the Superiors General of the Carmelites, Fr Fernando Millán O.Carm. and Fr Saverio Cannistrà OCD, together with the General Definitors or Councillors of both religious Orders, met together on Mount Carmel (Haifa, Israel), to spend time together and to discuss various matters. This […]

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Visit to Secular Carmel in Venezuela

Visit to Secular Carmel in Venezuela

From the 2nd to the 20th November 2016, the Delegate General for Secular Carmel carried out a fraternal visit to the communities of Secular Carmel in Venezuela and other lay groups inspired by Carmelite spirituality, as well as to the religious communities of Discalced Carmelite friars and nuns. The present […]

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Meeting of the European Conference of Provincials

Meeting of the European Conference of Provincials

Between the 7th and 11th November the European Conference of Provincials met in Linz, Austria. Taking part at the meeting were the Major Superiors of the various European areas of jurisdiction together with Fr Agustí Borrell, the Vicar General and Fr Lukasz Kansy, the second Definitor General. During the first […]

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Two congresses on Elizabeth of the Trinity

Two congresses on Elizabeth of the Trinity

November was marked by some unforgettable events of the Teresian Carmel. If on the 19th November, in Avignon, Fr Marie Eugene was beatified in a massive ceremony at which attended Fr General accompanied by a good number of religious, the impact of the canonization of Elizabeth of the Trinity produced […]

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General Chapter of the Teresian Carmelite Missionary Sisters

General Chapter of the Teresian Carmelite Missionary Sisters

The Teresian Carmelite Missionary Sisters, gathered together for their General Chapter in Madrid, on last October 29th elected as General for the 2016 – 2022 sexennium, Sr María José Gay Miguel, a Spaniard born in Zaragoza on 2nd January 1971. She carried out her formation in Spain and Rome and […]

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Carmelite sisters in Aleppo

Carmelite sisters in Aleppo

On 22nd October, a distressing picture spread through social and communication media: a missile had fallen into the kitchen garden of the Discalced Carmelites of Aleppo in Syria, although it did not explode, thanks be to God. When the Fr. General contacted Mother Anne-Françoise, she communicated that the sisters were […]

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A life of devotion to Africa

A life of devotion to Africa

Marcellino Forcellini (6th December, 1930 – 23rd November, 2016), was born in Paris, but was a citizen of the Republic of San Marino, being the only Carmelite to hail from this tiny independent state. His country awarded him recognition for his missionary work and attentiveness to the destitute. A religious […]

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The role of women in the Church

The role of women in the Church

The Congregation for the Doctrine of the Faith organised a symposium in Rome on this subject, which took place from 26-28th September in the International Centre for Missionary Animation, situated on the campus of the Pontifical Urban University. According to the Press Office of the Holy See, nearly fifty theologians […]

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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 […]

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