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Writings of Santa Teresa of the Andes

Writings of Santa Teresa of the Andes

To mark the first centenary of the death of St. Teresa of the Andes, the Discalced Carmelites of the Monastery of the Holy Spirit of the Andes are making available a website with the Saint’s complete, original writings. This community, located in the Diocese of San Felipe in Chile, this […]

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Commissariat of San José del Congo

Commissariat of San José del Congo

Our Order’s presence in the Democratic Republic of the Congo and the Republic of Congo – or Congo Brazzaville – is an impassioned history that spans more than 50 years and that now reaches a new milestone with the creation of the Commissariat of San Jose del Congo by the […]

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Reminiscences of Fr. Jerónimo Gracián

Reminiscences of Fr. Jerónimo Gracián

An article in the Spanish Biographical Dictionary (of the Spanish Royal Academy of History) reminds us that Fr. Jerónimo Gracián’s 475th birth anniversary (b. June 6, 1545) was celebrated this past June. The article, written by Fr. José Vicente Rodríguez, OCD, was published on the Royal Academy of Spanish History’s […]

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Living Flame of Love Congress in the CITeS

Living Flame of Love Congress in the CITeS

Living Flame of Love, the title of one of the most well-known works of St. John of the Cross, is also the name of the International Congress of the International Center of Teresian San Juanista (CITeS), University of the Mystic, organized each year in Avila. This year, the fourth convocation […]

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José Gómez Menor Dies

José Gómez Menor Dies

On June 16, the Toledan historian and priest, Don José Gómez-Minor, died at the age of 91. Author of numerous works on the lineage of Saint John of the Cross in Toledo, Gómez-Menor devoted much of his work as a historian to the study of topics related to the Teresian […]

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Our Order in Tanzania

Our Order in Tanzania

We have received good news from the Vicarate of Tanzania: on July 7 and August 6, deacons Peter Carol Chami and Simon Rupoli will be ordained to the priesthood. On July 20, our brothers Hezron Michael Lucas, Cedrich Melkiory, Laurent Joseph, and Datius Prosper will make their first profession in […]

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Definitory Meeting

Definitory Meeting

On June 1, the General Definitory began its quarterly meeting. A hallmark of this meeting is the confinement of the Superior General and Definitors in the General House in Rome since the last meeting in March. Logically, there have been no visits to provinces or travel of any kind, although […]

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Indian’s Journey in Combatting Covid -19

Indian’s Journey in Combatting Covid -19

COVID-19 has brought the world to a Stop! As we know it has already swallowed over 2,50,000 people and kept billions of people under panic and fear! Over 3 million people affected by the virus still growing!  Here is a small information on what’s happening in India As of 6th […]

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Updates on the website

Updates on the website

During the first days of May we have done some update work on the website. Therefore we have not been able to upload news to it since early May. Similarly, the next issue of COMMUNICATIONES will include less news than usual. We apologize and encourage you to follow the current […]

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General Definitory

General Definitory

The Father General as well as the Definitors are in Rome in the Generalate, according to the norms established by the Italian government in response to the crisis generated by COVID-19 which affects practically the entire world. From there, they wish first to send a fraternal greeting to all the […]

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Inauguration of “Benziger Home”

Inauguration of “Benziger Home”

The Discalced Carmelite Friars’ Malabar Province inaugurated on February the 14th the “Benziger Home” in Edappazhanji, a Kerala village near Trivandrum, India. This house will receive cancer patients who come from different locations to receive therapy. As therapy does not usually require admission to hospital, these people need a place […]

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New federation in India

New federation in India

6 monasteries of Kerala (Thiruvalla, Kottiyam, Makayattoor, Eramallor, Kolayad and Trivandrum) and 3 from Srilanka (Colombo, Galle and Kandy) joined together to form a new federation under the patronage of St. John of the Cross. After receiving the decree of approval from the Holy See they celebrated their first general […]

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