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30 November 2022

Holy Land: 150th anniversary of the foundation of Carmel in Jerusalem

Saturday October 15th, the Carmelites of Pater Noster, on the top of Mount Olives, celebrated the feast of saint Teresa of Avila.

The celebration, held by Most Reverend Latin Patriarch of Jerusalem Pierbattista Pizzaballa, has signaled also the inauguration of the 150th anniversary of the foundation of Carmel, established on 1873 by the French Carmelites (the anniversary will be officially celebrated next year, in 2023). For this occasion, the lay people and guests have had the possibility of visiting the Carmelite cloister, a beautiful place normally accessible only to the nuns, where they have been warmly greeted by the discalced Carmelites and volunteers after the holy mass.