26 January 2023

Malaysia: Canonical establishment of the OCDS Community of Christ the King

Our OCDS Community rejoiced in receiving the Decree of Canonical Establishment after 22 years of existence. The Mass of thanksgiving and presentation of the Decree was held on November 19, 2022, on the eve of the Solemnity of Christ the King (Feas...

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...

18 January 2023

Spain: Father José Vicente Rodríguez, ocd, has died

On November 23, Fr. José Vicente Rodríguez died in Burgos. He was 96 years old and 80 years of profession in Carmel. His funeral took place on November 24, formerly the feast of St. John of the Cross. Father José Vicente of the Eucharist...

15 January 2023

Poland: the relics of St. Raphael Kalinowski exhibited in the Shrine of Divine Providence

On  November 11, 2022, Independence Day, Cardinal Kazimierz Nycz presided at the Mass at the Shrine of Divine Providence, concelebrated by Archbishop Field Wiesław Lechowicz and Archbishop Grzegorz Kaszak, by the two OCD Provincials of Poland, b...

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 ...

6 January 2023

Additional information on the Carmelite WYD:

The information released in the last Communicationes, regarding registration within the Carmelite macrogroup for WYD2023 (OCD2023), was missing the following aspects: A) Those who have not yet registered their group for WYD2023, sh...

30 December 2022

Vietnam: new school year inaugurated

The Temporary Professed Sisters of the Member Monasteries of the Our Lady of Mount Carmel Association of the Discalced Carmelite Nuns in Vietnam were so excited to begin the new term of study on November 2nd 2022. Thanks be to Go...

27 December 2022

Tanzania: The Vicariate of Tanzania Inaugurated their Year of Ruby Jubilee

A great milestone in the history of the Discalced Carmelite Vicariate of Tanzania was unveiled on 6th of November 2022. It was the inauguration of the Ruby Jubilee (40 years) of Carmelite presence in Tanzania. Fr. Praveen Frank, the Reg...

24 December 2022

Mexico: 56th Assembly of COPEFOR (Permanent Commission for Formation)

From the 7th to 10th of November 2022, in our CESP Spirituality Center in Guadalajara (Jalisco), the 56th Assembly of COPEFOR (Permanent Commission for Formation) of the Carmelite Family was held in Mexico. ...

20 December 2022


Meeting of the three Councils On October 30, in our spiritual centre in Birkenwerder, a meeting was held between the Provincial Council, the Council of the Federation of Our Nuns and a representative of the OCDS National Co...

16 December 2022

Italy: OCDS Plenary Council of the Central Italy Province

From the 4th to 6th of November 2022, at the «Casa San Silvestro» Carmelite Spiritual Centre of Monte Compatri (outside Rome), the OCDS Plenary Council of the Province of Central Italy was held for the definitive revision o...

12 December 2022

Philippine: An Assembly of Beginnings

The 14th General Assembly of the Philippine Federation of Discalced Carmelite Nuns held last November 8-12, 2022 in Iloilo City, coincided with the launching of the centennial celebration of Jaro Carmel, the first Carmelite community in...

8 December 2022


All questions related to the WYD2023 and the International meeting of Carmelite Youth should be sent to Likewise, all the information we have regarding the WYD...

30 November 2022

Holy Land: 150th anniversary of the foundation of Carmel in Jerusalem

Saturday October 15th, the Carmelites of Pater Noster, on the top of Mount Olives, celebrated the feast of saint Teresa of Avila. The celebration, held by Most Reverend Latin Patriarch of Jerusalem Pierbattista Pizzaballa, has si...

27 November 2022

Burundi: solemn professions of three friars

Saturday October 11th 2022, in the spiritual center of Mary Queen of Carmel of Gitega, three discalced Carmelite friars, have made their solemn profession: these are friar Anatole of the Divine Mercy, Emmanuel of the Holy Trinity and Ma...