The Warsaw Province has created the Carmelitanum Insitutes of Spirituality with the purpose of promoting the Discalced Carmelite spirituality.
So far, three exist, situatated in the cities of Poznan, Sopot, and Wroclaw. This past October 8th, the doors of a new branch were opened in Warsaw, the capital of Poland, in the facilities of the Discalced Carmelite convent inaugurated two years ago in the city’s center.
Fr. Wojciech Ciak, OCD, led the building of this new branch. The Institute marked the official inauguration on the Solemnity of St. Teresa of Jesus with the celebration of the Eucharist in the convent’s church followed by a conference offered by Dr. Rafal Tichy on the subject: Time for the Apocalypse. Currently, 87 students are enrolled in a three-year cycle for the specialization. The Discalced Carmelite professors and a team of invited professors give the Institute a level of quality that makes it a point of reference for the Church in Warsaw.