News Superior General Archivi - CARMELITANI SCALZI

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...

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 ...

2 July 2022

Assembly of the OCD Major Superiors of Europe and the Middle East

The assembly of the Major Superiors of the Discalced Carmel in Europe and the Middle East was celebrated in Lisieux (France) from 30th May to 3rd June, 2022. Twenty-one friars were able to take part in the meeting. Father General, Fr. Miguel Marqu...

16 June 2022


The Commission for the Revision of the Ratio Institutionis of the Order held its 1st meeting, by zoom, on April 4, 2022.  The General Chapter of 2021 had considered that such a revision was overdue, so Fr, General subsequently...

31 May 2022


The Teresianum held an Academic Day on 13 May in celebration of the Silver Jubilee of St. Therese’s declaration as a Doctor of the Church. At the morning session, Professors Fr. Francois-Marie Lethel presented “The Story of a S...

19 May 2022

DAY: 19th April 2022 – EASTER TUESDAY

The Eucharist with the Sisters of Kharkiv is a precious time of prayer, thanksgiving and song that expresses hope and life. I was very moved by my encounter with them. During the morning we used up the time until the last second in sharing ...

18 May 2022

DAY: 18th April 2022 EASTER MONDAY

Dawn in Gwozdawa. I was quick in getting up to go with them for the time of prayer. We began with Morning Prayer. Mass followed at 7.20. The church was filled with lovely people. There were some children in the front row, elderly women and some mi...

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....

16 May 2022

DAY:16th April 2022 – HOLY SATURDAY

It is a day of silence, an overwhelming experience of deep emptiness, in the wounded warmth of Mary, the Mother; in the hearts of all mothers, who represent the watchful soul of the world, and who always harbour hope, in the midst of so much pain....

15 May 2022


Today we celebrate the passion and death of Jesus in this war-torn land. With the crucified and the victims of all wars and injustices. I am awakened by the sound of sirens that does not cease for a quarter of an hour, until 6.00. Sirens an...

14 May 2022

DAY: 14th April, 2022 HOLY THURSDAY

At breakfast, they had placed three hyacinths next to each one’s plate to celebrate our priesthood. Sister Alina greeted us. She says that they congratulated us and prayed for us with the three bulbs, Faith, Hope and Charity. We said good...