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22 November 2021

TERCENTENARY OF “ECHTEN KARMELITENGEIST (1721-2021) IN RATISBON

On 8 October2021 a special ceremony commemorating the 300th anniversary of “echten Karmelitengeist” of Ratisbon was held in the Diocesan Centre of Obermunster (Ratisbon).  Karmelitengeist has been produced since 1721 in the Carmeli...

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22 November 2021

FR. PATRIZIO SCIADINI DECORATED CAVALIER OF THE ORDER OF THE STAR OF ITALY (“Cavaliere dell’Ordine della Stella d’Italia”)

On October 7, Fr. Patrizio Sciadini, OCD, was decorated as a Cavalier of the Order of the Star of Italy.  The Italian Ambassador (to Egypt) read the formula of conferring of the honour on Fr. Patrizio as follows:- “In the exercise of...

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15 November 2021

INAUGURATION OF CASA MONTE CARMELI AT LEPATERIQUE

During the solemnity of our Holy Mother Teresa of Jesus, we celebrated a thanksgiving Eucharist for Casa del Monte Carmelo at Lepaterique, Honduras. We are overjoyed because today has been a very significant day: a first Mass celeb...

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15 November 2021

CITeS. INAUGURATION OF ACADEMIC YEAR 2021-2022

The academic year 2020-2021 for the Master’s Degree in Mystic and Human Sciences was inaugurated on October 4 at the Teresiano-Sanjuanista International Centre, CITeS, Avila.  This particular degree is just one of the various academic programme...

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7 November 2021

VISIT OF FATHER GENERAL TO THE TERESIANUM

From the 11th to 15th October, the Superior General, Fr. Miguel Marquez Calle, paid a fraternal visit to the Permanent Community of the Teresianum.   He was interested in having first-hand information about the lif...

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7 November 2021

HUGE COMPLEX AT CARMEL OF BANGUI (CENTRAL AFRICA)

On 16 July, at the conclusion of a Mass presided over by Cardinal Dieudonne Nzapalaing, the foundation stone for a new convent of Bangui Carmel was finally laid.  We had been waiting for this moment for many years. In 2006 we had built a monaster...

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29 October 2021

OCD PROVINCES OF BRAZIL ORGANISE A CONGRESS IN HONOUR OF SAINT JOSEPH

In honour of this year dedicated to St. Joseph, the Ist Interprovincial OCD Congress was held from 9-15 October.  The theme for the Congress was “Saint Joseph: between silence and action”.  The online event, organised by the OCD Provinces of...

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29 October 2021

CHIQUITUNGA RETURNS TO PARAGUAY

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 ...

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14 September 2021

Tuesday, 14th September 2021

Today we came to the end of our General Chapter.  As the ancients said, ”ultima brevior” which means: the last must always be the briefest. The day was entirely dedicated to working on the Final Document of the Chapter and on the messa...

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13 September 2021

Monday, 13th September 2021

The liturgy today was animated by our African brothers, and our missionaries of Africa. The homily was given by Father Philip Sullivan, missionary in Uganda. He asked God one morning: “are all these people who surround me going to heaven?” To ...

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12 September 2021

Sunday 12th September 2021

This morning we welcomed Fr. Miceal O’Neill, O.Carm, the Prior General of the Carmelites. He shared with us his experience on some challenges for Carmelite life today. The expectations of the world to us are three: the witness of our lives, form...

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11 September 2021

Saturday, 11th September 2021

Today the entire General Chapter had an audience with Pope Francis. It was arranged for 11.00. The friars made their way to the Vatican either on foot or using public transport. They had to be at the Bronze door by 10.15 in order to be conducted t...

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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...

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9 September 2021

Thursday, 9th September 2021

Today, Fr. Fausto Lincio, the Provincial of Lombardy, presided at the Eucharist. He asked us: what word could light up our journey when we find ourselves at an impasse? …  To accept that in our lives there we have experienced injustice, but it ...

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8 September 2021

Wednesday 8th September 021

Today the eucharist was presided by Fr. Lazaro Iparraguirre, the Provincial of Navarre (Spain). On this day of the birthday of the Blessed Virgin he invited us to upon Mary: with faith, she knew how to recognize the presence of the Lord where she ...

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