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3 September 2021

Friday, 3rd September 2022

The liturgy today was presided over by the English speaking group. Fr. Daniel Chowning ocd, in his homily, reminded us that our relationship with God is often compared by Christ to a marriage,  where one experiences the joy of intimacy with God. ...

2 September 2021

Thursday, 2nd September 2021

Each linguistic group takes its turn to preside at the eucharist. Today It was the turn of the French group. The president was Fr. Christophe-Marie ocd, Provincial of the Paris Province. His homily offered three words for us to reflect upon: liste...

1 September 2021

Wednesday, 1st September 2021

Today’s eucharist was presided by our Father General. Here are some elements from his homily: the interior man looks towards a horizon. He goes directly towards the interior. But this is the fruit of a journey. The interior man is naked and expe...

31 August 2021

Tuesday 31st August 2021

The mass this morning was presided  by our confrere, Mgr Oswald Escobar OCD. His homily can be summed up in these words: a spirit of discernment and to listen attentively to the Lord. At 9.00 a.m., we met in the large Chapter meeting room ...

30 August 2021

Monday 30th August 2021

The Chapter members met at 7.00 in the morning in the chapel to where they recited morning prayer together, followed by a time of quiet prayer. Then at 9.30 Fr General, Saverio Cannistra, formerly opened the General Chapter. Fr General bega...

25 August 2021

General Chapter 2021

It is with the words of Father General’s video message of 9th August that we would like to begin this Communication, slightly different from the usual. As you know, the General Chapter will be held in Rome from Monday 30th August. A total of...

1 July 2021

Inauguration of the Memorial to Father Jacques de Jésus

On the 2nd of June, 2021, the Memorial to Fr Jacques was inaugurated in the Avon monastery (Paris, France). The day began with Mass, at which presided Monsignor Nahmias, Bishop of Meaux. Also present were our Father General and Monsigno...

14 June 2021

Meeting at the Kinshasa Teresianum Center (RDC─ Democratic Republic of the Congo) of the Federation of Carmelite Nuns of French-speaking Africa.

The meeting of the Federation of Carmelite nuns of French-speaking Africa was held in Kinshasa from May 3 to May 20, 2021. The federation consists of 11 monasteries located in 6 countries (Cameroon, Burundi, R.D.C, Congo Brazza, Ivory Coast, Rwand...

19 January 2021

A year dedicated to St. Joseph

At the time that the Apostolic Letter, Patris Corde, was published on the occasion of the 150th anniversary of the proclamation of St. Joseph as Patron of the Universal Church, Pope Francis announced the start of a year dedicat...

28 December 2020

Fr General at the Teresianum

As has been customary in recent years, December the 14th, feast of St. John of the Cross, was a special day for the three communities of the Teresianum: Br. Mari Domingo Savio of Korea, Br. John of the conversion of St Paul from Vietnam...

23 December 2020

Merry Christmas from the Generalate

Dear brothers, the particular circumstances that our Community has been experiencing have prevented us from printing and sending the usual greetings card. However, we have prepared a digital version, with a s...

12 December 2020

Return to normality

On December the 3rd, the feast of Saint Francis Xavier, we received exceptionally good news in the General Curia: molecular tests for the detection of coronavirus gave a negative result. Thus, was overcome the COVID-19 contagious situat...

13 November 2020

The first Chapter Congress in the Congo

The first Chapter Congress of the new Commissariat of St. Joseph of the Congo took place from 24th – 29th September, presided by Fr. General, Saverio Cannistrà, who was accompanied by Fr. Daniel Ehigie, the Definitor for Africa. Apar...

8 November 2020


Our communities of brothers and sisters have not been left out of the pandemic affecting all of humanity. Right from the beginning we have tried to accompany and help those closest to us in various ways and joining the pope and the Church in praye...