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12 April 2024

SPAIN: Carmelite Nuns in Segovia celebrate the 450th anniversary of their foundation.

This year the Diocese of Segovia commemorates the 450th anniversary of St.  Teresa’s foundation of the Monastery of St. Joseph on 19th March 1574.  It was the 9th foundation of St. Teresa.

In celebration, the Discalced Carmelite Nuns of Segovia, the Iberian OCD Province, the Municipality and the Diocese organized a series of religious and cultural events on the 15, 18 and 19 March:  a Teresian lyrical recital performed by the soprano Montserrat Marti Caballe and the baritone Luis Santana, accompanied by the pianist Victor Carbajo; and a conference entitled “History of the Foundation of St. Teresa of Jesus in Segovia”, organized by Fr. Salvador Ros OCD.  On the Solemnity of St. Joseph, 19th March, the Bishop of Segovia, Mons. Cesar Augusto Franco Martinez, presided at the Mass of the 450th anniversary, in the presence of Fr. Francisco Sanchez Oreja, Provincial of the Iberian OCD Province and numerous Discalced Carmelites.