Highlights

Two congresses on Elizabeth of the Trinity

Two congresses on Elizabeth of the Trinity

November was marked by some unforgettable events of the Teresian Carmel. If on the 19th November, in Avignon, Fr Marie Eugene was beatified in a massive ceremony at which attended Fr General accompanied by a good number of religious, the impact of the canonization of Elizabeth of the Trinity produced […]

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General Chapter of the Teresian Carmelite Missionary Sisters

General Chapter of the Teresian Carmelite Missionary Sisters

The Teresian Carmelite Missionary Sisters, gathered together for their General Chapter in Madrid, on last October 29th elected as General for the 2016 – 2022 sexennium, Sr María José Gay Miguel, a Spaniard born in Zaragoza on 2nd January 1971. She carried out her formation in Spain and Rome and […]

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A life of devotion to Africa

A life of devotion to Africa

Marcellino Forcellini (6th December, 1930 – 23rd November, 2016), was born in Paris, but was a citizen of the Republic of San Marino, being the only Carmelite to hail from this tiny independent state. His country awarded him recognition for his missionary work and attentiveness to the destitute. A religious […]

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Episcopal consecration of Mons. Oswaldo Escobar

Episcopal consecration of Mons. Oswaldo Escobar

At nine in the morning of the first of October, feast of St Therese of the Child Jesus, began the ceremony of consecration of the new Bishop of Chalatenango in El Salvador, Mons. Oswaldo Estéfano Escobar, a Discalced Carmelite who, until his appointment, had been Provincial of the Central American […]

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OCDS CICLA meetings

OCDS CICLA meetings

OCDS members of the Bolivarian CICLA (Interprovincial Conference of Latin American Carmelites) from Peru, Colombia, and Ecuador met in Quito from September 16th to 20th. A delegation from Argentina also accompanied them. Delegates present were: Fr. Alfredo Amesti (Peru), Fr. Carlos Plata (Colombia), Fr. Juan Berdonces (Ecuador), and the General […]

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Yearly retreat in the “Mater Carmeli” Spirituality Center of Butare

Yearly retreat in the “Mater Carmeli” Spirituality Center of Butare

The Discalced Carmelites’ spirituality center “Mater Carmeli” in Butare, Rwanda, hosted a retreat directed by Father Christian Muta, ocd, a member of the Saint Joseph General Delegation of the Congo. In it, 35 consecrated Africans participated: Teresian Carmelite postulants and novices, Carmelite friars having professed simple vows, and Teresian Carmelite […]

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Meeting of the Commission for Rereading the Constitutions

Meeting of the Commission for Rereading the Constitutions

Fr Agustí Borrell, ocd, the Vicar General, presided at the meeting of the Commission for the rereading of the Constitutions, which was held at the General House from 29th August to 3rd September. All the members of the Commission were present: Frs Daniel Chowning (Definitor General), Aloysius Deeney, Alzinir Debastiani, […]

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East Timor Mission

East Timor Mission

The Discalced Carmelite foundation in Timor is taking its first steps. On January 6 it launched its first community in Dili, founded by a Timorese priest, Noé Martins, and a Spaniard, Antonio González. This foundation is an initiative of the province of Portugal with the support of the Iberian and […]

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Discalced Carmelite of Aleppo

Discalced Carmelite of Aleppo

“Help us! We are being bombed, but we will not abandon the people who are suffering”. With this striking title, the English edition of ZENIT on 4th August gave us an interview with our Discalced Carmelite Nuns in Aleppo. Six nuns reside in the monastery, two French and four Syrian, […]

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