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22 June 2022

5th MEETING OF OCDS CICLA-South IN BOLIVIA

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...

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10 June 2022

25th ANNIVERSARY OF PROVINCE OF OUR LADY OF GUADALUPE, CENTRAL AMERICA

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...

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17 May 2022

DAY: 17th APRIL 2022 SUNDAY OF THE RESURRECTION

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....

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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 ...

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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....

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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...

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27 March 2022

CARMELITE NEWS FROM GONZAGUE-VILLE (Abidjan, Ivory Coast)

This year St. Joseph’s Monastery has 16 friars from Togo, Burkina and the Ivory Coast. They are involved in Parochial ministry, studies, teaching and spiritual accompaniment. Their daily programmes revolve around prayer, liturgy, recreation and ...

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21 March 2022

NEWS FROM THE CARMELITE NUNS IN TONGA

On Saturday 15 January, the eruption of an under-water volcano near Tonga caused tsunamis in various islands of the South Pacific Ocean. Sea levels rose along the coast of Peru and the Pacific coasts of the United States, while tsunamis and evacua...

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7 March 2022

AVILA: JUBILEE YEAR FOR IV CENTENARY OF SAINT TERESA’S CANONIZATION | 12 March 2022 – 15 October 2023

At the request of Mons. Gil Tamayo, Bishop of Avila, Pope Francis has decreed that Avila will celebrate a Jubilee Year to mark the IV centenary of the canonization of St. Teresa of Jesus. This Jubilee will have an unusual duration: it will be cele...

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3 March 2022

Call for help Ukraine

My dear brothers and sisters, We are all united with Ukraine and with our brothers and sisters there. We forward to you this urgent request for help for the needs of the people of Ukraine. At this moment I ask you for generosity...

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19 February 2022

The journey towards unity of the Italian OCDS

“Walking towards unity”: was the aim motivating the Interprovincial Coordination Council of Italy, at the invitation of the previous General Delegate, Father Alzinir Debastiani ocd, to begin the drafting of a Formation Process th...

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15 February 2022

News from the Secular Order in Iceland

On December 11, 2021, six members in formation in the Discalced Carmelite Secular Order in Hafnarfjörður made their temporary Promises in the OCDS, during a celebration in the Monastery of the Discalced Carmelite nuns in Hafnarfjörður. Presidi...

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7 January 2022

NEWS FROM BELORUSSIA

The friars of our Belorussian Vicariate spent the 20 November, the feast day of St. Raphael Kalinowski, on a Spiritual Retreat at Miadziel.  Monsignor Aleh Butkevich, President of the Belorussian Episcopal Conference and Bishop of the Diocese of ...

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15 December 2021

ONLINE RETREAT with the Discalced Carmelites. Beginning: 24th November 2021

Prepare yourselves for the feast of Christmas with the Discalced Carmelites. Since 2011, the Discalced Carmelites have been offering online retreats to help prepare for the two great liturgical solemnities of the year: Christmas and Easter....

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29 October 2021

OCD PROVINCES OF BRAZIL ORGANISE A CONGRESS IN HONOUR OF SAINT JOSEPH

In honour of this year dedicated to St. Joseph, the Ist Interprovincial OCD Congress was held from 9-15 October.  The theme for the Congress was “Saint Joseph: between silence and action”.  The online event, organised by the OCD Provinces of...

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