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Father General visits Latin America

Father General visits Latin America

On Saturday, January 7th, Father General left Rome heading for São Paulo, Brazil, to participate in the Chapter of the Province of Southeastern Brazil. The Chapter was celebrated from January 9th through 13th in São Roque. He was also able to meet with the Council of Associations of Brazil’s Discalced […]

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Death of Fr Giuseppe Caviglia, ocd

Death of Fr Giuseppe Caviglia, ocd

Recently, on the 16th January, Fr Giuseppe (Francisco) Caviglia, Discalced Carmelite, died in the San Vito hospital of Turin. He was a member of the Saint Teresa community in the same city. He had been suffering from a grave tumor of the liver. A member of the Genoa Province, Fr […]

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Letter from our nuns in Aleppo

Letter from our nuns in Aleppo

As you can imagine, it was with great joy that the General Curia received a letter sent to Fr General on 21st December from our nuns in Aleppo. We published the complete letter in French and Spanish on our social networks on the 27th of the same month. In it […]

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New Discalced Carmelite Bishop

New Discalced Carmelite Bishop

On 20th December, 2016, Pope Francis appointed as Bishop of the Lismore diocese, in Australia, our brother Fr Gregory Homeming who, since 2014, has been Regional Vicar of that area of jurisdiction, which is dependent on the Anglo-Irish province. Fr Greg, as he is familiarly known amongst us, also fulfilled […]

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A new community in Egypt

A new community in Egypt

The General Delegation of Egypt has established a new presence in Alexandria, that city which resonates so much in Christian history. Present in Egypt for 90 years, the Teresian Carmel is exploring new growth because of the vocations the Lord is blessing us with in those lands. There are already […]

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The East Timor mission moves forward

The East Timor mission moves forward

On December 10, 2016, the Father General of the Order, Saverio Cannistrà, granted official permission to begin the foundation of a new mission of Discalced Carmelite friars in East Timor. Fathers Noé Martins and Antonio Gonzalez, ocd, have been there for a year already. As previously reported, the mission is […]

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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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