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Charismatic Declaration: Second workshop in India

Charismatic Declaration: Second workshop in India

In order to facilitate a better participation, the Indian Definitor Fr. Johannes Gorantla has organized the Workshops on the Charismatic Declaration in two places.  The first workshop, organized from 16-19 at Trivandrum was meant for the Provinces of Malabar, Manjummel and South Kerala. Around 25 religious between the ages of 35-45 participated […]

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Materials for reflection

Materials for reflection

In order to encourage and assist the Discalced Carmelite communities in reflecting on the Declaration on our Charism, the Order’s Secretariat for Information has prepared a series of audio-visual materials. The project has been approved and coordinated by the General Definitory Three videos are now available in which Frs Saverio […]

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News from the Definitory meeting

News from the Definitory meeting

Since the first part of January, Fr. Saverio Cannistrà, Superior General, is conducting the pastoral visit to the Caribbean Commissariat which will conclude with the celebration of the Commissariat Chapter. Fr. P. Agustí Borrell, Vicar General, will be present in several preparatory plenary councils of the provincial chapters in Italy. […]

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Meetings in Africa

Meetings in Africa

The study of the draft prepared by the General Definitory of the ” Declaration on the Charism ” is being studied, as we already know, in the various geographical areas in which our Order is established. We recently gave a report on the meetings held in Colombia and Italy, which […]

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Celebrating the Feast in the Carmel in Egypt

Celebrating the Feast in the Carmel in Egypt

During the Vigil of the Immaculate Conception this year, three young Discalced Carmelites from the General Delegation of Egypt: Friar Pedro, Friar Juan and Friar Zacharías made their solemn profession by the hands of Fr. Abuna Patrik (Patricio) Sciadini, delegate. It was a moment of great joy for the Carmel […]

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BIS Online

BIS Online

On Wednesday, 11th December at 10:20 am, presentation of BIS – Bibliographia Internationalis Spiritualitatis online began in Aula 1 of the Pontifical Theological Faculty Teresianum, which continues the paper edition which began in 1966 and was interrupted in 2007. The new venture of BIS is the fruit of collaboration between […]

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News about Fr General

News about Fr General

Fr Saverio Cannistrà, our General, took part in the ordinary meeting of the Union of Superiors General, held at Ariccia, Rome, Italy, between the 27th and 29th of November. After participating in the audience that Pope Francis offered to all the members of the meeting, he moved to the Teresianum, […]

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Study of the Declaration on our Charism

Study of the Declaration on our Charism

As reported in the Definitory’s September letter (11/09/19), within the context of the process of rereading our laws initiated after the Avila Chapter (2015) and taking into account what was approved by the Goa Extraordinary Definitory (2019), the General Definitory has prepared a first draft of the Declaration on our […]

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Carmelitanum Insitute of Spirituality in Warsaw, Poland

Carmelitanum Insitute of Spirituality in Warsaw, Poland

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, […]

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XVI Federal Ordinary Assembly “Carmelites of Mexico”

XVI Federal Ordinary Assembly “Carmelites of Mexico”

From September 14th to 20th of this year, the Federation “San José de Guadalupe” of Discalced Carmelites of Mexico gathered to celebrate their XVI Federal Ordinary Assembly. The Priors and Delegates of the 37 monasteries that form the Federation participated. Accompanied by the Provincial Council of Discalced Carmelites of Mexico […]

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Visits by our Superiors

Visits by our Superiors

Fr General, Saverio Cannistrà is visiting the United States of America at the moment, in particular the Province of Washington. This Province, which bears the name of the Sacred Heart of Mary, was born in the late forties of the last century, but sinks its deepest roots in the arrival […]

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New Proper Calendar

New Proper Calendar

Rome, 24 September 2019 Dear Fathers, Today, the Congregation for Divine Worship and the Discipline of the Sacraments has handed over to the Order the approval of the new Proper Calendar, which was signed on the Solemnity of Our Lady of Mount Carmel. As you can see, there are some […]

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