30 November 2022

Holy Land: 150th anniversary of the foundation of Carmel in Jerusalem

Saturday October 15th, the Carmelites of Pater Noster, on the top of Mount Olives, celebrated the feast of saint Teresa of Avila. The celebration, held by Most Reverend Latin Patriarch of Jerusalem Pierbattista Pizzaballa, has si...

14 November 2022

Salamanca (Spain): commemoration of the 100th anniversary of Saint Teresa of Avila’s doctorate

On October 6th, the University of Salamanca commemorated the centenary of the concession of the Doctorate honoris causa of saint Teresa of Jesus. A commemorated celebration was organized regarding the “most important woman of Spanish ...

10 November 2022

News of the inauguration of DIGICARMEL

Starting on October 15th the digital project of “Digicarmel” has been open to the public ( we discover it with P. Angelo Lanfranchi, General house of the Order archivist....

5 November 2022

Lisieux (Francia): pilgrimage of the Carmelite family

Saturday October 1st , the entire Carmelite family of the Paris province held a reunion in Lisieux for the 10th consecutive year. In the context of the general pastoral visitation of the father General, fr. Miguel Marquez Cal...

10 October 2022

Iberian Province of the OCDS: Secular Carmel Elections

There took place in Madrid, on Saturday, September 17, on the feast of St. Albert of Jerusalem, the election of the first president and the first provincial councillors of the OCDS of the Iberian Province of St. Teresa of Jesus. The Father ...

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...

23 July 2022

Philippines: Celebration of the 75th anniversary of the Carmelite presence

As the Universal Church celebrated the solemnity of Pentecost last June 6, the Province of St. Teresa of Jesus gratefully held its 75th anniversary of the Carmelite presence in the Philippines. It all started in 1947, with the ov...

8 July 2022

South Brazil: General Pastoral Visit to the Province of Blessed Mary of Mount Carmel

Father General, Fr. Miguel Márquez Calle, visited the Province of Our Lady of Mount Carmel (southern Brazil). This trip of Father General to Brazil was part of the General Pastoral Visit, carried out from 25th April to 28th ...

22 June 2022


The 5th meeting of the OCDS CICLA-south took place in the city of Cochabamba, Bolivia, from 20th to 24th April 2022. It was composed of members from Argentina, Bolivia, Brazil, Chile, Paraguay and Uruguay. The them...

10 June 2022


On 13th May 1997, Fr. Camillo Maccise, General at the time, inaugurated the OCD Province of Central America. It comprises six different nations: Panama. Costa Rica, Nicaragua, Honduras, El Salvador and Guatemala. The 25th ann...

17 May 2022


For the rest of my life, I will never forget this Sunday of the Resurrection. Never. Life dawns. And more on a day like today, Easter Day. But this life was born to us in the ordeal of the Cross, and has become a light in the empty tomb....

24 April 2022

OCDS Presence in Senegal

At the end of the celebration of the 450th anniversary of the Teresian Carmelite Order, the OCDS in Senegal was born in Dakar on November 18, 2019. On this occasion, the Carmelite friars met Véronique Lukelo, OCDS from the Democratic Republic of ...

18 April 2022

News from the Secular Carmel in Ukraine – From Verinica Zuieva, OCDS in Kiev

I would like to share with you the current situation of our OCDS communities in Ukraine. There are 46 of us who want to live by Carmelite spirituality. But first, let’s make a brief history of Secular Carmel in our Eastern European land....

12 April 2022

Inauguration of the Teresian Jubilee

Avila The opening of the Holy Door on Sunday, March the 13th, by the Bishop of Avila, Msgr. José María Gil Tamayo, marked the beginning of the Jubilee Year. The church of the La Santa Monaste...