Highlights

Father General visits Latin America

Father General visits Latin America

On Saturday, January 7th, Father General left Rome heading for São Paulo, Brazil, to participate in the Chapter of the Province of Southeastern Brazil. The Chapter was celebrated from January 9th through 13th in São Roque. He was also able to meet with the Council of Associations of Brazil’s Discalced […]

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New Discalced Carmelite Bishop

New Discalced Carmelite Bishop

On 20th December, 2016, Pope Francis appointed as Bishop of the Lismore diocese, in Australia, our brother Fr Gregory Homeming who, since 2014, has been Regional Vicar of that area of jurisdiction, which is dependent on the Anglo-Irish province. Fr Greg, as he is familiarly known amongst us, also fulfilled […]

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The East Timor mission moves forward

The East Timor mission moves forward

On December 10, 2016, the Father General of the Order, Saverio Cannistrà, granted official permission to begin the foundation of a new mission of Discalced Carmelite friars in East Timor. Fathers Noé Martins and Antonio Gonzalez, ocd, have been there for a year already. As previously reported, the mission is […]

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Visit to Secular Carmel in Venezuela

Visit to Secular Carmel in Venezuela

From the 2nd to the 20th November 2016, the Delegate General for Secular Carmel carried out a fraternal visit to the communities of Secular Carmel in Venezuela and other lay groups inspired by Carmelite spirituality, as well as to the religious communities of Discalced Carmelite friars and nuns. The present […]

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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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