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...

7 February 2024


The Carmelite Nuns of Ronda are celebrating a Jubilee Year from 21 January to 23 November 2024. The Bishop of Malaga, Monsignor Jesus Catala, petitioned this from the Holy See to honour the centenary of their foundation. The opening of the Jubilee...

2 February 2024


In a Decree signed on 14 December 2023, Pope Francis approved of a miracle attributed to Sister Anne of Jesus, the spiritual daughter of St. Teresa of Avila and friend of St. John of the Cross. This decision opens the pathway towards the Beatifica...

10 January 2024

XV CICLA CONGRESS of Latin America and the Caribbean Islands

This XV Latin American Congress of Spirituality, entitled “The importance and influence of St. Therese of the Child Jesus in the Synodal Church” was held from the 20th to 24th of November 2023.  In attendance was the gre...

26 December 2023

News from the Commissariat of St, Joseph, the Caribbean Islands

CICLA of Latin America has requested our Commissariat to host the experience of a Second Noviciate 2023 and it will take place in the Formation Community 0f St. Joseph of the Americas. We have welcomed 9 students from CICLA and 2 from the Wa...

20 December 2023

Hawaii: Carmelite monastery celebrates 50th year

On October 16, Hawaii’s Carmelite monastery celebrated its 50th year with a Mass celebrated by Bishop Larry Silva and the sisters’ families, friends and supporters. Fifty years ago, on Oct. 25, 1973, seven Carmelite nuns left...

16 December 2023

South Africa

25 years of Carmelite presence On 28 October 2023, the Carmelite Friars celebrated 25 years of Carmelite presence in South Africa, recalling that the first two friars arrived in Johannesburg on June 13, 1998. Initially, the...

4 December 2023

Philippines: celebrating 100 years of the Carmelite Nuns presence

The Carmelite Communities all over the Philippines rejoice in thanking the Lord for the gift of 100 years of God’s faithfulness and love. It started in Jaro in November  1923 when Bishop James Paul McCloskey requested the Carmelite Nuns in ...

28 November 2023

News from Madagascar

On October 1, 2023, on the occasion of the feast of St. Therese of the Child Jesus, our Patroness, 13 novices made their first vows in the church of Itaosy. From the 2nd to the 6th of October 2023, all Carmelites from Madagas...

14 November 2023

Israel: “We Carmelites of Jerusalem pray with these two peoples in conflict”

Our Lady of the Rosary: during the Office of Lauds and the Eucharist on Saturday, October 7, the alarm sounded almost continuously over Jerusalem… until about noon. The muffled sounds of rockets being destroyed by the Iron Dome made us reali...

22 September 2023

Spain: Seminar on Intellectual Life among Discalced Carmelites

From 27 to 29 June, CITeS (Avila) hosted a seminar on intellectual life in the Discalced Carmelite Order.  There were 17 participants from 6 different countries (Spain, France, England, Italy, Poland and Switzerland).  Their discussions and refl...

24 July 2023

Ivory Coast: two jubilees at the Carmelite nuns’ monastery in Logbakro

On Saturday, June 17, 2023, at the Carmelite nuns’ monastery in Logbakro, two jubilees were celebrated, one golden and the other silver: that of Sr Marie Pacis of Jesus and that of Sr Marie Bernadette of Eternal Love. Religious men and wo...

6 July 2023

Italy: Therese and her parents voyage to Rome

At the initiative of the Pontifical Russicum College in Rome, the relics of Saint Therese of the Child Jesus and her parents, Louis and Zélie Martin, came on pilgrimage to Rome from the 6th to the 16th of June. On Jun...

28 June 2023

Burkina Faso: first Carmelite Day

The first Carmelite Day in Burkina Faso took place on Sunday, April 30, 2023 at the monastery of our O.Carm Friars, in Bobo-Dioulasso. Ninety-two people from the cities of Gourcy, Ouagadougou, Nouna, Dédougou and Bobo-Dioulasso took part in this ...

18 June 2023

Madagascar : A truly exceptional meeting

From Monday 17 April to Sunday 7 May 2023, the Lord gathered the Carmelite nuns of the Indian Ocean (Madagascar, Mauritius, Reunion Island) and France, for a three-week formation meeting, in Itaosy, at the house of our Carmelite friars, who were g...