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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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Indian’s Journey in Combatting Covid -19

Indian’s Journey in Combatting Covid -19

COVID-19 has brought the world to a Stop! As we know it has already swallowed over 2,50,000 people and kept billions of people under panic and fear! Over 3 million people affected by the virus still growing!  Here is a small information on what’s happening in India As of 6th […]

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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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Updates on the website

Updates on the website

During the first days of May we have done some update work on the website. Therefore we have not been able to upload news to it since early May. Similarly, the next issue of COMMUNICATIONES will include less news than usual. We apologize and encourage you to follow the current […]

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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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General Definitory

General Definitory

The Father General as well as the Definitors are in Rome in the Generalate, according to the norms established by the Italian government in response to the crisis generated by COVID-19 which affects practically the entire world. From there, they wish first to send a fraternal greeting to all the […]

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Inauguration of “Benziger Home”

Inauguration of “Benziger Home”

The Discalced Carmelite Friars’ Malabar Province inaugurated on February the 14th the “Benziger Home” in Edappazhanji, a Kerala village near Trivandrum, India. This house will receive cancer patients who come from different locations to receive therapy. As therapy does not usually require admission to hospital, these people need a place […]

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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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Coronavirus

Coronavirus

From the General Curia itself we want, first of all, to thank you for all the signs of closeness and concern that are coming to us these days. Thank God, maintaining the isolation recommended by the Italian government, the situation of the General Government of the Order is good and […]

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Activity of Fr General

Activity of Fr General

From the 4th of January to the 2nd of February, Fr. Saverio Cannistrà, ocd, made a pastoral visit to the Caribbean Commissariat. In this area of jurisdiction, our religious are present in Cuba, the Dominican Republic, Puerto Rico and Miami. In addition to visiting all the friars’ communities, Father General […]

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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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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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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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