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16 April 2024

BURKINA FASO: Assistance for the evacuated of Dedougou

Due to terrorism, many people have had to be evacuated in Dedougou and are now homeless.  Many of these are women and children and some are relatives of the OCD Friars of our Delegation.  Being aware of the needs of these brothers and sisters, t...

24 March 2024

Burkima Faso: Foundation Stone of Future Noviciate is laid

On Friday 9 February, in Pabre (Ouagadougou), with a temperature of 35 degrees under a red sky full of sand from the harmattan wind, the foundation stone of the future Noviciate of the Edith Stein OCD Delegation of West Africa, was laid. Th...

11 February 2024


On 16 January 2024, the Fundacion Mision Teresiana was stablished under the auspices of the two OCD Provinces of Spain and the OCD Province of Portugal. The first reunion took place with the attendance of the following:- the Provin...

19 April 2023

SYRIA: Chronicle from destruction and hope… FEBRUARY 25-27, 2023

Saturday the 25th of February 2023 Destination Aleppo   After the days spent in Iraq celebrating the 400th anniversary of the presence of the Carmelites in the land...

28 March 2023

Syria: Carmelite Sisters of Aleppo take in ten families after the earthquake

In Aleppo, after the recent earthquake on February the 6th, all the nuns were safe and sound. Fortunately their monastery was well built and did not suffer any structural damage. Eight nuns live in the monastery. Their house has ...

25 March 2023

Central African Republic: Fr. Norberto OCD’s car blown up by a mine

Father Norberto Pozzi, 71, comes from the Ligurian Province. In 1980, he left for the Central African Republic, where he worked as a bricklayer-surveyor for 8 years in the Bozoum mission. After returning to Italy he became a Carmelite priest and i...

25 February 2023

News from the Central African Republic

The Carmelite family in the Central African Republic is growing. On Friday, January 6, three young confreres (Br. Aimé, Br. Alfred and Br. Wilfrid) made their solemn profession in the hands of the Provincial, Father Saverio. The ceremony was very...

21 February 2023

News from the Democratic Republic of the Congo

From Saturday 31st of December 2022 to Tuesday January 10th 2023, the Secretary for Missionary Cooperation, Father Jérôme Paluku, stayed in Goma, in the Democratic Republic of the Congo. The aim was to promote a socio-cultu...

26 October 2022

Madagascar: Father Cesare Busecchi recieves the Cuore Amico prize

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

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...

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...

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 ...

24 March 2022


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...

18 March 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...