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Prague nuns Transfer

Prague nuns Transfer

After a long period of discernment, the Discalced Carmelites Nuns of Prague have left the monastery they occupied in the city, to move to a new one in Drasty, a small town located a few kilometres from the capital of the Czech Republic. The final transfer took place on the […]

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Mancera, 450th Anniversary

Mancera, 450th Anniversary

The Iberian Province in Spain informs us of the 450th Anniversary celebration of the foundation of the friary of Mancera, Salamanca. On a June 11th Feast of St. Barnabas, friars Juan de la Cruz and Antonio de Jesus of the then community of Duruelo (where the two friars had been […]

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A stamp dedicated to St. Teresa of the Andes

A stamp dedicated to St. Teresa of the Andes

The Vatican Post Office is returning slowly to normal activity following the unavoidable hiatus caused by the COVID-19 crisis. So, next June 23, new stamp series will debut, among which is expected a stamp of St. Teresa of Jesus of the Andes. The stamp has been scheduled to commemorate the […]

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Priestly Ordination in Lithuania

Priestly Ordination in Lithuania

Our brother Jonas Vidas Labanauskas received his priestly ordination on May 30, 2020, from the hands of Bishop Eugenijus Bartulis. Father Vidas’ Carmelite and theological formation was mostly undertaken in Spain. He has a licentiate in Theology from the Theological Faculty of Northern Spain, Burgos, with a thesis on the […]

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Listening and accompanying

Listening and accompanying

The pandemic crisis generated by COVID-19, with the consequent confinement of millions of people on five continents, has also affected the daily service that Discalced Carmelite friars and nuns offer to so many people, in the face of the impossibility of celebrating Mass in convents and monasteries, receiving visitors, performing […]

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COVID-19 News

COVID-19 News

In recent weeks we have received some news about the pandemic caused by COVID-19. From the Iberian Province of Discalced Carmelites, the sad news arrived of the death of four religious because of the virus. There are reports of friars and nuns being infected and having to go to hospital. […]

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Our Communities in the face of COVID-19

Our Communities in the face of COVID-19

The Information Secretary of the General OCD Curia has been made aware of a great number of initiatives being carried out by the religious of the Order to address the COVID-19 crisis. Also, we have confirmed that some religious provinces and monasteries are directly suffering the consequences of the pandemic […]

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Clothing

Clothing

On March 19, the feast of St. Joseph, the young Iraqi lady, SIHAM KHOURANI, received the Carmelite habit in the Carmel of Aleppo. Monsignor Georges Bou Khazen, Latin Bishop of Aleppo, presided at the ceremony, which took place in the monastery chapel. This is a sign of hope in a […]

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Contemplative nuns meet in Rome

Contemplative nuns meet in Rome

On the 31st of January and the 1st of February, the Congregation for Institutes of Consecrated Life and Societies of Apostolic Life (CIVCSVA) organized a meeting with the title: Economy at the service of contemplative forms of life for Italian contemplative nuns. The objective of the meeting, as can be […]

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Meeting of Major Superiors from the Anglophone Africa

Meeting of Major Superiors from the Anglophone Africa

The Conference of Major Superiors of Anglophone Africa held its annual meeting in Kenya from Sunday the 2nd to Friday the 7th, in Nairobi-Kenya. Here is the communiqué issued by the Conference: Dear Brothers, We, the Conference of Major Superiors of Anglophone Africa, send you heartfelt fraternal greetings.   We […]

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Meeting of formators from Europe

Meeting of formators from Europe

As we reported a few weeks ago, the annual meeting of formators of the European Conference of Provincials was held recently from the 27th of January to the 1st of February at the Teresianum in Rome. Presiding at the meeting was Fr Juan de Bono, ocd, President of the Conference. […]

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Fire in Vilvoorde Carmel

Fire in Vilvoorde Carmel

While bushfires caused havoc in Australia and Taal Volcano erupted in the Philippines, the Sisters in Vilvoorde Carmel in Belgium had to deal with a fire in the monastery church, Troost Basilica. Two children had set alight the Christmas crib at the entrance to the church. Shortly after four in […]

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Appointments

Appointments

In recent days, we received news of two important appointments that have been placed on members of our Order. On the one hand, Father Raymond Abdo, ocd, Provincial of Lebanon, informed us that our brother, Father Michel Abboud, Superior of the Kobayat monastery, has been appointed National President of Caritas-Lebanon […]

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