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Reminiscences of Fr. Jerónimo Gracián

Reminiscences of Fr. Jerónimo Gracián

An article in the Spanish Biographical Dictionary (of the Spanish Royal Academy of History) reminds us that Fr. Jerónimo Gracián’s 475th birth anniversary (b. June 6, 1545) was celebrated this past June. The article, written by Fr. José Vicente Rodríguez, OCD, was published on the Royal Academy of Spanish History’s […]

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New Deacons

New Deacons

The convent of The Saint (the family home of St. Teresa of Jesus) in Avila, Spain, was the location of the ordination to the diaconate of Avila’s native son, Luís Carlos Muñoz on Saturday, June 27. The same day in Lebanon, our brothers Marcos, Jorge (of the Semi-province of Lebanon), […]

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Living Flame of Love Congress in the CITeS

Living Flame of Love Congress in the CITeS

Living Flame of Love, the title of one of the most well-known works of St. John of the Cross, is also the name of the International Congress of the International Center of Teresian San Juanista (CITeS), University of the Mystic, organized each year in Avila. This year, the fourth convocation […]

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José Gómez Menor Dies

José Gómez Menor Dies

On June 16, the Toledan historian and priest, Don José Gómez-Minor, died at the age of 91. Author of numerous works on the lineage of Saint John of the Cross in Toledo, Gómez-Menor devoted much of his work as a historian to the study of topics related to the Teresian […]

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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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Our Order in Tanzania

Our Order in Tanzania

We have received good news from the Vicarate of Tanzania: on July 7 and August 6, deacons Peter Carol Chami and Simon Rupoli will be ordained to the priesthood. On July 20, our brothers Hezron Michael Lucas, Cedrich Melkiory, Laurent Joseph, and Datius Prosper will make their first profession in […]

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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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Definitory Meeting

Definitory Meeting

On June 1, the General Definitory began its quarterly meeting. A hallmark of this meeting is the confinement of the Superior General and Definitors in the General House in Rome since the last meeting in March. Logically, there have been no visits to provinces or travel of any kind, although […]

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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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