News Superior General Archivi - CARMELITANI SCALZI

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 ...

25 September 2023

Italy: OCDS National Congress

Secular Carmelites from all the Italian OCDS Provinces gathered in considerable numbers in Ariccia from the 12th to 15th July to celebrate their National Congress.  The theme for this year’s meeting was “The sear...

16 September 2023

Young OCD Associates begin YOUTH DAY in Fatima

Prior to proceeding to Lisbon for the official  YOUTH  DAY  celebrations with Pope Francis, some young OCD Associates gathered in Fatima under Our Blessed Lady’s mantle on 31 July.  We were about 200, coming from different countries and thre...

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...

19 April 2023

SYRIA: Chronicle from destruction and hope… FEBRUARY 25-27, 2023

Saturday the 25th of February 2023 Destination Aleppo   After the days spent in Iraq celebrating the 400th anniversary of the presence of the Carmelites in the land...

19 April 2023

400 years of the presence of Carmel in Iraq

It has been 400 years since the Discalced Carmelites first arrived in these lands of Iraq. It was in Basra, southern Iraq, not far from the Persian Gulf. Though today the Mission is under the responsibility of the Paris Province, the founder was P...

15 March 2023

Meeting of the Formators of Europe and the Middle East

From the 31st of January to the 2nd of February, more than thirty Formators met to discuss the revision of the Ratio Institutionis. They addressed issues related to the different phases of training and the elements t...

11 March 2023

Meeting of the Conferences of the Superiors of French- and English-speaking Africa and Madagascar

From the 21st to the 30th of January 2023, the first joint meeting of the Conferences of OCD Superiors of French- and English-speaking Africa and Madagascar was held in Yaoundé. These conferences are an important element in ...

7 March 2023


From the 6th to the 16th of February, we had the joy of having Fr General ─ Fr. Miguel in our midst, as well as the Definitor for the Middle East, Father Christophe-Marie. On February the 12th, we opened t...

24 February 2023



22 January 2023

Brazil: Canonical establishment of OCDS communities in the North/Northeast

The OCDS of the North/Northeast celebrated with joy and enthusiasm the canonical establishment of the communities of Saint Joseph of St Teresa and Flower of Carmel of St Therese, both in Fortaleza; as well as the community of St Teresa of Los Ande...

10 January 2023

Italy: the OCDS of the Venice province meet with Father General

On Saturday, December 3rd, in the Monastery of the Carmelite Fathers of Verona, the OCDS Communities of the Venice Province lived an afternoon of joyful fraternity together with Father General, Fr. Miguel Márquez Calle, Father Roberto ...

21 November 2022

Congo: plenary Council of the saint Josef commiserate

The Saint Josef Commiserate of Congo celebrated from Monday 26th till Thursday 29th of September. It was chaired by father General Miguel Marquez, along with two definitors in charge of Africa and Madagascar, fathers Jean-Bap...

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...

7 September 2022

Avila: the Holy See grants the title of Minor Basilica to the church of La Santa, birthplace of Saint Teresa of Jesus.

Following the formal request submitted to the Vatican by the Bishop of Avila, Monsignor Gil Tamayo, supported by the Carmelite Order, the Nuncio of His Holiness in Spain sent to Monsignor Gil Tamayo on July 13 the decree conferring the title of Mi...