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26 December 2023

News from the Commissariat of St, Joseph, the Caribbean Islands

CICLA of Latin America has requested our Commissariat to host the experience of a Second Noviciate 2023 and it will take place in the Formation Community 0f St. Joseph of the Americas. We have welcomed 9 students from CICLA and 2 from the Wa...

23 December 2023


The OCDS on the island of Maurice has a solid foundation. The community of “Saint Therese of the Child Jesus of the Holy face” has been canonically established since 1983. Its members meet regularly and pay special attention to their life of p...

20 December 2023

Hawaii: Carmelite monastery celebrates 50th year

On October 16, Hawaii’s Carmelite monastery celebrated its 50th year with a Mass celebrated by Bishop Larry Silva and the sisters’ families, friends and supporters. Fifty years ago, on Oct. 25, 1973, seven Carmelite nuns left...

12 December 2023

Brazil: St. Joseph’s OCDS Provincial Congress

From 2 to 5 November 2023 the 37th Provincial Congress of St. Joesph’s Province of Brazil took place at the Teresian Centre of Spirituality of Sao Roque in San Paolo. This included the Assembly for elections and the regionalization of...

8 December 2023

Australia: Report on the friars’ Regional Chapter

The friars from Australia attended their Regional Chapter along with Fr Christianus Surinono OCD, General Definitor for East Asia, and Fr. Jim Noonan OCD, the Irish Provincial. Faced with few vocations for the friars from the Region (Australia, Ne...

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 ...

28 November 2023

News from Madagascar

On October 1, 2023, on the occasion of the feast of St. Therese of the Child Jesus, our Patroness, 13 novices made their first vows in the church of Itaosy. From the 2nd to the 6th of October 2023, all Carmelites from Madagas...

24 November 2023

India: Celebrating St Therese of the Child Jesus, the Patroness of Pushpashrama

The 150th Birth Anniversary and the Centenary of the Beatification of St Therese of the Child Jesus, the patroness of Pushpashrama, was celebrated on Sunday, 8 October 2023 at the Infant Jesus Shrine, Pushpashrama. The solemn Eucharisti...

20 November 2023

News from the Province of Germany

From September the 29th to October the 1st, 2023, the ODCS National Assembly of the German Province was held in the retreat house of the Discalced Carmelite monastery in Birkenwerder, in the presence of the Provincial Fr. Jea...

16 November 2023

Brazil: a church dedicated to St. Therese becomes an archdiocesan sanctuary

The Discalced Carmelite Order of Brazil celebrated the feast of St. Therese of the Child Jesus with great solemnity in the various communities of the two Brazilian Provinces. This year, which marks the 150th anniversary of Thérèse Mar...

14 November 2023

Israel: “We Carmelites of Jerusalem pray with these two peoples in conflict”

Our Lady of the Rosary: during the Office of Lauds and the Eucharist on Saturday, October 7, the alarm sounded almost continuously over Jerusalem… until about noon. The muffled sounds of rockets being destroyed by the Iron Dome made us reali...

12 November 2023

Updating of the Ratio Institutionis of the Order

From the 2nd to the 11th of October 2023, the members of the Commission for the updating of our Ratio Institutionis met at the Generalate to put together the various contributions sent by the Circumscriptions and to ...

8 November 2023

Spain: closing of the jubilee year in the Avila diocese

Late in the afternoon of October the 14th, 2023, the vigil of the Solemnity of St. Teresa of Jesus, the Teresian Jubilee Year in the Diocese of Avila came to an end, and the Holy Door was closed. In this way, a year and a half of jubile...

18 October 2023

Ivory Coast: inauguration of the scholastic year

On Saturday, September 16, 2023, the Catholic College of the Discalced Carmelite friars in Abidjan inaugurated the school year by entrusting it to the Lord. The Mass was presided over by Father Ambroise Marie Fare, director of the College. All the...

18 October 2023

Tanzania: Ruby Jubilee of Carmelite Vicariate in Tanzania

On September 17, 2023, the Vicariate of Tanzania celebrated its Ruby Jubilee at Our Lady of Mount Carmel Kihonda, a day marked by profound spiritual significance and communal rejoicing. The celebratory mass was presided over by his Excellence Arch...