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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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News from Carmel in India

News from Carmel in India

Recently, on February 21st , the first Sunday of Lent, the blessing and reopening of the monastery of Discalced Carmelite nuns in Vijayawada took place, after completion of the restructuring work, undertaken with help from the OCD General Curia. As well, a spirituality symposium, at which presided the Archbishop of […]

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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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Minor Basilica in Varapuzha, India

Minor Basilica in Varapuzha, India

On December 11, 2020, the church of our parish in Varapuzha, belonging to the Province of St. Pius X of Manjummel, was declared a Minor Basilica by the Holy See. The news was communicated to our Provincial, Fr. Thomas Marottikaparambil, OCD, on January 28th of this year. A celebration is […]

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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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Spirituality Week at the Teresianum

Spirituality Week at the Teresianum

Does spirituality need the Church? Ideas, difficulties, and hopes (62nd Spirituality Week, March 14-18, 2021, 16:00 – 18:00) After a year on pause caused by the Coronavirus pandemic, the Spirituality Week at the Teresianum is coming back. This classic initiative is offered for the first time this year in digital […]

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A book on St Joseph in Portuguese

A book on St Joseph in Portuguese

Fr. Patrizio Sciadini, ocd, who was a missionary for many years in Brazil and until recently  General Delegate in Egypt, has published a book of great interest in this year dedicated to St Joseph. The title is: ” Caminhando con São José ” [Walking with St Joseph]. As the author […]

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