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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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Clothing

Clothing

On March 19, the feast of St. Joseph, the young Iraqi lady, SIHAM KHOURANI, received the Carmelite habit in the Carmel of Aleppo. Monsignor Georges Bou Khazen, Latin Bishop of Aleppo, presided at the ceremony, which took place in the monastery chapel. This is a sign of hope in a […]

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Contemplative nuns meet in Rome

Contemplative nuns meet in Rome

On the 31st of January and the 1st of February, the Congregation for Institutes of Consecrated Life and Societies of Apostolic Life (CIVCSVA) organized a meeting with the title: Economy at the service of contemplative forms of life for Italian contemplative nuns. The objective of the meeting, as can be […]

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New federation in India

New federation in India

6 monasteries of Kerala (Thiruvalla, Kottiyam, Makayattoor, Eramallor, Kolayad and Trivandrum) and 3 from Srilanka (Colombo, Galle and Kandy) joined together to form a new federation under the patronage of St. John of the Cross. After receiving the decree of approval from the Holy See they celebrated their first general […]

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Fire in Vilvoorde Carmel

Fire in Vilvoorde Carmel

While bushfires caused havoc in Australia and Taal Volcano erupted in the Philippines, the Sisters in Vilvoorde Carmel in Belgium had to deal with a fire in the monastery church, Troost Basilica. Two children had set alight the Christmas crib at the entrance to the church. Shortly after four in […]

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XVI Federal Ordinary Assembly “Carmelites of Mexico”

XVI Federal Ordinary Assembly “Carmelites of Mexico”

From September 14th to 20th of this year, the Federation “San José de Guadalupe” of Discalced Carmelites of Mexico gathered to celebrate their XVI Federal Ordinary Assembly. The Priors and Delegates of the 37 monasteries that form the Federation participated. Accompanied by the Provincial Council of Discalced Carmelites of Mexico […]

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Association of Carmelites in the Holy Land

Association of Carmelites in the Holy Land

The Association of Carmelites in the Holy Land is a fraternal bond of mutual help, it has existed since the end of the 90s. Today we have become a new reality which is now called, “Federation our Lady of Mount Carmel of the Carmelite Nuns in the Middle East and […]

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