News Postulation Archivi - CARMELITANI SCALZI

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...

15 January 2023

Poland: the relics of St. Raphael Kalinowski exhibited in the Shrine of Divine Providence

On  November 11, 2022, Independence Day, Cardinal Kazimierz Nycz presided at the Mass at the Shrine of Divine Providence, concelebrated by Archbishop Field Wiesław Lechowicz and Archbishop Grzegorz Kaszak, by the two OCD Provincials of Poland, b...

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...

7 March 2022


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...

6 December 2021

UNESCO joins the 150th anniversary of the birth of Thérèse of Lisieux

The bells of the Basilica of Lisieux announced good news: Thérèse of Lisieux has been inserted into the 2022/2023 calendar of anniversaries to which UNESCO will join on the occasion of the 150th anniversary of the birth of Saint Thérèse (1873-...

29 October 2021


Blessed Maria Felicia of Jesus of the Blessed Sacrament, OCD, called “Chiquitunga” (the Little One), is the first Paraguayan to be beatified.  She died on 28 April 1959 at the age of 34 and her relics were transferred to Rome three years ago ...

10 September 2021

Friday, 10th September 2021

At the beginning of the morning, Fathers Francisco Javier Mena Lima, of the Caribbean Commissariat, and Fabio Silvestri, Provincial of Venice, presented the working method adopted for the revision of our Norms: the members of the commission, the r...

27 March 2021

New Postulator General: Fr. Marco Chiesa

Fr. Marco Chiesa, from the Province of Genoa, has been designated as new Postulator General. He replaces Fr. Romano Gambalunga, whom we warmly thank for his years of dedication to the General Curia. Fr. Marco was born in 1976 in Crema (Ital...

17 December 2018

A new Venerable Discalced Carmelite nun

On the 7th of November 2018, our Holy Father Pope Francis received in audience His Excellency Cardinal Angelo Becciu, Prefect of the Congregation of the Causes of the Saints. During the audience, the Holy Father authorized the Congregat...

11 July 2018

Beatification of Maria Felicia of Jesus in the Blessed Sacrament

The 23rd of June was a great day for Paraguay and Carmel. At last arrived the hoped-for day and the stadium of the Cerro Porteño Club was packed with worshipers who began to arrive from midday to applaud their blessed Maria Felicia of ...

17 April 2018

Beatification of “Chiquitunga”

On the 6th of March 2018, the Holy Father, Pope Francis, received in  audience His Eminence, the Most Reverend Cardinal Angelo Amato, S.D.B., Prefect of the Congregation for the Causes of the Saints. During the audience, the Pontiff au...

24 November 2017

Tenth anniversary of the beatification

On 28th October, 2007, Cardinal Saraiva Martins beatified 498 martyrs who had died in Spain during the 20th century, in St. Peter’s Square. Among them were 32 Discalced Carmelites, including Fr. Eufrasio of the Child Je...

15 September 2017

Diocesan Process opened for late Msgr. Aloysius Maria Benziger ocd

On 17 August the 75 th death anniversary of late Msgr. Aloysius Maria Benziger ocd (1864-1942) was celebrated at Trivandrum by the Province of Malabar in the presence of Cardinal Clemise, head of the Syro malancara church and the president of th...

14 June 2017

Venerable Maria Felicia of the Blessed Sacrament

On June 1, the medical board of the Congregation of the Causes of the Saints gave a positive opinion concerning the cure of Angel Ramón (Paraguay, 2002) as a presumed miraculous healing through the intercession of the Discalced Carmelite ...

14 February 2017

Cause for canonization of Sister Lucy of Fatima

On the coming 13th of February, the diocese of Coimbra in Portugal will conclude the diocesan section of the process for canonization of Sister Lucy Dos Santos, a Discalced Carmelite nun and one of the three Fatima visionaries. The Caus...