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CARMELITE FRIARS IN IRAQ

CARMELITE  FRIARS  IN  IRAQ

In 2005 there were 4000 members in the Catholic Church of the Latin Rite, or 0.6% of Christians in Iraq.   Carmel has had a presence in the country since 1623 in Bassora.  Another monastery of the Friars was founded in Baghdad in 1721.   Their missionary activity concentrated on assisting local […]

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IRAQ (From Mons. Jean Sleiman OCD)

IRAQ (From Mons. Jean Sleiman OCD)

Pope Francis’ visit to Iraq, so ardently longed for by the Holy Father but so frequently postponed, finally took place from March 5-8, 2021.  It has been seen unanimously as an historic event.  It has certainly been the first visit of a Pope to Iraq.  But, above all, it was […]

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New Secretary for information

New Secretary for information

After almost six years, Fr Emilio José Martínez has left the secretariat for information and internet at the General Curia. He will be replaced by Fr José Pereira, ocd, from the Province of Avignon-Aquitaine. We are thankful to Fr Emilio for his years of service. We welcome Fr José Pereira, […]

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Online Program of Spiritual Formation

Online Program of Spiritual Formation

The Teresian School of Spiritual Promotion (ESTEPRE) is a formation program of the Discalced Carmelite friars of the Province of Central America. The School has been operating for more than 20 years and is specifically designed for formation in the field of Christian mysticism and spirituality. As we can read […]

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Saint Teresa of Jesus Congress

Saint Teresa of Jesus Congress

As we informed you some time ago, the Saint Teresa of Jesus Catholic University of Avila, together with the Diocese of Avila, the Discalced Carmelites and the Eichstätt-Ingolstadt Catholic University (Germany), have organized the International Congress “An exceptional Woman. Fifty years since Saint Teresa of Jesus declared a Doctor of […]

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Fr Francisco Javier Jaramillo has died

Fr Francisco Javier Jaramillo has died

On February 24, Fr. Francisco Javier Jaramillo died in our monastery in Manrique (Medellin, Colombia). He was a member of our Colombian Province of Saint Therese of the Child Jesus. Born on the 5th of December 1939, on the same date of 1957 he made his religious profession. After completing […]

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A Day for Peace in Baoro

A Day for Peace in Baoro

On January 30, 1948, Hindu radicals murdered Mahatma K. Gandhi in New Delhi. In homage to the Mahatma, a day of peace is celebrated all over the world on that date. Our brothers in the Central African Republic have not left this opportunity pass by, during a very difficult situation […]

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Centenary in Barcelona

Centenary in Barcelona

The church of the Discalced Carmelites of the Iberian Province on Avenida Diagonal de Barcelona, which is also a Sanctuary of Our Lady of Mt Carmel, is celebrating one hundred years of existence (1921-2021). After the abolition of monasteries in the mid-19th century, a first group of Carmelite friars arrived […]

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News from Carmel in Malaysia

News from Carmel in Malaysia

With great joy, we are sending the news which has reached us of our brothers and sisters in this Asian country. Despite the difficulties imposed due to the pandemic and keeping the security measures indicated by the authorities, the communities of friars, nuns and seculars in Malaysia celebrated a three-fold […]

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Death of Fr. Reginald Foster

Death of Fr. Reginald Foster

On 25th December, Fr. Reginald Thomas Foster, Discalced Carmelite of the Province of Washington, died in St. Anne’s hospital in Milwaukee. He had been moved there eight days previously after testing positive for coronavirus and in addition to the care received in the hospital, his progress was monitored daily by […]

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Fr General at the Teresianum

Fr General at the Teresianum

As has been customary in recent years, December the 14th, feast of St. John of the Cross, was a special day for the three communities of the Teresianum: Br. Mari Domingo Savio of Korea, Br. John of the conversion of St Paul from Vietnam, Br. Justin Maria of Jesus Crucified […]

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Return to normality

Return to normality

On December the 3rd, the feast of Saint Francis Xavier, we received exceptionally good news in the General Curia: molecular tests for the detection of coronavirus gave a negative result. Thus, was overcome the COVID-19 contagious situation that lasted in the General House for one month. None of those infected […]

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