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26 October 2022

Madagascar: Father Cesare Busecchi recieves the Cuore Amico prize

Next October 22, the Association “Cuore Amico Fraternità Onlus” (www.cuoreamico.org) of Brescia, Italy, will confer the 32nd Cuore Amico Award to Father Cesare Busec...

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26 September 2022

Senegal: 20 years of presence of the Discalced Carmelites

The Discalced Carmelites of Senegal celebrated the 20th anniversary of their presence in Senegal on Sunday, July 17, on the occasion of the annual pilgrimage of Our Lady of Mount Carmel to the Carmelite Nuns of Sébikotane. About 600 pe...

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16 September 2022

Vietnam: blessing of the first church of the Carmelites

July 13, 2022 was a day of great joy for the Discalced Carmelite Friars in Vietnam: the monastery was blessed and the altar of the first chapel of the Order in Vietnam was consecrated. From the beginning, the history of the Carmelite friars...

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30 July 2022

Burundi-Rwanda: Laudato si’ session: an experience of “everything is connected” and contemplation

From Thursday 26 to Sunday 29 of May 2022, the Community of Discalced Carmelites of Gitega hosted about fifty young people studying in secondary and university institutes in the cities of Bujumbura and Gitega. They came to live together an ...

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24 March 2022

LA OBRA MAXIMA: DEVELOPMENT AT INTERNATIONAL LEVEL

Ever since Fr. Juan Vicente Zengotita, OCD, launched La Obra Maxima in January 1921, there have been continuing changes both in its format and content. Thanks to the collaboration of so many Discalced Carmelites, the review has become the...

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18 March 2022

SEVENTH ASSEMBLY OF CARMELITE SUPERIORS OF FRANCOPHONE AFRICA AND MADAGASCAR (Senegal, 24-28 January 2022)

The Conference of Carmelite Superiors of Francophone Africa and Madagascar held a meeting in Dakar from 24th to 28th January. Eleven representatives from 5 of the 6 Circumscriptions of our Conference – Congo, Cameroon, Cent...

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24 February 2022

Fiftieth anniversary of Carmel in Central Africa

On December 16, 1971, Fathers Nicolò Ellena, Marco Conte, Agostino Mazzocchi and Carlo Cencio arrived in Bozoum, in the parish of San Michele, to help the Capuchin friars and then succeed them. Among the Capuchins at that time was Fr. Armando Gia...

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15 January 2022

A SPACE FOR PRAYER INAUGURATED IN BENONI (SOUTH AFRICA)

Carmelite friars from the Karnataka-Goa Province have constructed a Prayer Garden in the parish of Our Lady of Mount Carmel in Benoni, South Africa.  The garden was blessed by Archbishop Buti Thagale of Johannesburg on the 21st of Nove...

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31 December 2021

Gratitude

Dear Brothers and sisters! It is the end of the  year, it is Advent time and soon it is Christmas! If I was to play a “word association” game with each of you and asked you to choose just one word for this season, my gue...

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22 November 2021

FR. PATRIZIO SCIADINI DECORATED CAVALIER OF THE ORDER OF THE STAR OF ITALY (“Cavaliere dell’Ordine della Stella d’Italia”)

On October 7, Fr. Patrizio Sciadini, OCD, was decorated as a Cavalier of the Order of the Star of Italy.  The Italian Ambassador (to Egypt) read the formula of conferring of the honour on Fr. Patrizio as follows:- “In the exercise of...

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15 November 2021

INAUGURATION OF CASA MONTE CARMELI AT LEPATERIQUE

During the solemnity of our Holy Mother Teresa of Jesus, we celebrated a thanksgiving Eucharist for Casa del Monte Carmelo at Lepaterique, Honduras. We are overjoyed because today has been a very significant day: a first Mass celeb...

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7 November 2021

HUGE COMPLEX AT CARMEL OF BANGUI (CENTRAL AFRICA)

On 16 July, at the conclusion of a Mass presided over by Cardinal Dieudonne Nzapalaing, the foundation stone for a new convent of Bangui Carmel was finally laid.  We had been waiting for this moment for many years. In 2006 we had built a monaster...

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12 April 2021

BOUAR, Central African Republic Refugees at the Carmelite Monastery of St. Elias in Bouar

On January 13, 2021, yet another failed coup plunged the population of the Central African Republic into panic.  2,385 persons, the majority of them women and children, fled from the rebel military and sought sanctuary in our Monastery of St. Eli...

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17 March 2021

Centre of Hope: a leap of faith. Discalced Carmelite friars in Nigerian prisons….

The Discalced Carmelite Missionaries from the Anglo-Irish Province who brought the Carmelite Ordre to Nigeria, as soon as they arrived in the Country embarked on a prison apostolate in the Diocese of Enugu whose Bishop had invaded them. One may as...

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