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7 March 2023


From the 6th to the 16th of February, we had the joy of having Fr General ─ Fr. Miguel in our midst, as well as the Definitor for the Middle East, Father Christophe-Marie.

On February the 12th, we opened the celebrations for the 150th anniversary of the birth of Saint Therese of the Child Jesus. Fr. Makoul, our Delegate, presided over the celebration, while Fr. General gave a brief homily highlighting the doctrine of St. Therese. The love that all Egyptians have for Saint Therese is a love of reciprocity. The basilica is a spiritual light for all Egypt. We, as Carmelites, are called to give a good welcome to the people, especially in the sacrament of confession and spiritual direction. The presence of the centre of the Order in our midst was a sign of communion and unity.

We give thanks for this visit, which urges us to give an answer to the question: What kind of Discalced Carmelites do we want to be in Egypt today?