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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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First Workshop on Charismatic Declaration in India

First Workshop on Charismatic Declaration in India

The First Workshop on the Charismatic Declaration began on 17th morning at Trivandrum, India. Given the number of young religious in India, two workshops on the Charismatic Declaration have been planned. The first one is being held at the Benziger Memorial Spirituality Centre at Trivandrum. This workshop is for the young […]

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Gathering of European formators

Gathering of European formators

These days (from January 27 through February 1) the annual gathering of provincial formators takes place during the European Provincial Conference held at the Teresianum of Rome.   The theme chosen for this session is: “Vows: method for human and spiritual growth.” In order to develop this theme, the morning […]

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Chapters

Chapters

Various Circumscriptions of our Order are holding – or will hold soon – their chapter reunions. As is the tradition, the Latin American presences are the first to hold their chapter reunions. Therefore, the Brazilian Province of San José chose Fr. Emerson Santos as provincial, while the Brazilian chapter of […]

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The “Declaration on the Charism” in the media

The “Declaration on the Charism” in the media

The digital diary www.religiondigital.org, widely spread throughout the Spanish-speaking world,        has recently echoed our process of study leading up to the “Declaration on the Charism ” of our Order. With the title “The Discalced Carmel studies and debates a first draft of the Declaration on their Charism”, the journalist Baltasar […]

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Death of Fr Conrad de Meester, ocd

Death of Fr Conrad de Meester, ocd

Recently, on the night of December the 5th, Father Conrad de Meester, a Discalced Carmelite of the Flanders Province, died in hospital. He was a great specialist in St. Therese of the Child Jesus and St. Elizabeth of the Trinity and a remarkable spiritual theologian who had studied at the […]

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4th CENTENARY CELEBRATIONS IN MANGALURU

4th CENTENARY CELEBRATIONS IN MANGALURU

Carmelite Family of Mangaluru Region celebrated the 400th anniversary of the arrival of Carmelite Friars in India, on Sunday 3rd of November 2019 here at Carmel Hill, Infant Jesus Shrine. Rt. Rev. Dr. Aloysius De Souza, the Bishop Emeritus of Mangaluru celebrated the Thanksgiving Eucharist. Fr. Archibald Gonsalves OCD preached […]

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“Caring for Our Common Home”

“Caring for Our Common Home”

This was the theme of the V Encounter of the CICLA-central OCDS (Secular Carmelites from the central section of the Circumscription of the International Confederation of Latin American Carmelites) which took place from the 25th to the 29th of September in the St. Joseph of Cluny retreat house in Lima, […]

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Our Definitors in Latin America

Our Definitors in Latin America

Fr. Javier Mena, OCD, participated in the “Santa Teresa de los Andes and the Family Spirituality” Congress that took place in the city of Guatemala this past November from the 6th to the 10th. Participants in the Congress, organized by the Secular Carmelites of Central America, included 147 secular Carmelites […]

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Association of Carmelites in the Holy Land

Association of Carmelites in the Holy Land

The Association of Carmelites in the Holy Land is a fraternal bond of mutual help, it has existed since the end of the 90s. Today we have become a new reality which is now called, “Federation our Lady of Mount Carmel of the Carmelite Nuns in the Middle East and […]

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Meeting of Discalced Carmelite Nuns in Cyprus

Meeting of Discalced Carmelite Nuns in Cyprus

Between the 16th and 21st of September, the Discalced Carmelite Nuns’ Association of the Holy Land and North Africa met in Cyprus to review their statutes, according to the Holy See’s provisions in the document Cor Orans. Nuns from the monasteries of the Holy Land, Egypt, Morocco, Syria and Greece […]

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