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23 February 2024

INDIA: ST. TERESA OF AVILA’S SHRINE IN MAHE ELEVATED TO DIGNITY OF A MINOR BASILICA

The Shrine of St. Teresa in Mahe is one of the most visited shrines in India. Situated in the Diocese of Calicut it has just recently been elevated to the dignity of a Minor Basilica, thus becoming the first Minor Basilica in North Kerala. The Pap...

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19 February 2024

India (Karnataka Goa): Province Day and Silver Jubilee of Profession

The celebration of the Province Day at Sadbhavana on December 13, 2023, was a joyous occasion that coincided with the Silver Jubilee of the Religious Profession of Frs. Jeevan Tauro, Alphonse Britto, Rovel D’Souza, Ajith Rodrigues and Canute Tau...

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15 February 2024

ITALY: CONCLUSION OF 150th ANNIVERSARY OF BIRTH OF SAINT THERESE OF THE INFANT JESUS

The Semi-OCD Province of Naples concluded festivities for the 150th anniversary of the birth of St. Therese with a solemn celebration. Fr. Luigi Gaetani presided and was accompanied by the Bari OCD community and our students in formatio...

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11 February 2024

SPAIN: BIRTH OF “TERESIAN MISSION FOUNDATION”

On 16 January 2024, the Fundacion Mision Teresiana was stablished under the auspices of the two OCD Provinces of Spain and the OCD Province of Portugal. The first reunion took place with the attendance of the following:- the Provin...

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7 February 2024

SPAIN: THE HOLY SEE GRANTS A JUBILEE YEAR TO THE DISCALCED CARMELITE NUNS OF RONDA

The Carmelite Nuns of Ronda are celebrating a Jubilee Year from 21 January to 23 November 2024. The Bishop of Malaga, Monsignor Jesus Catala, petitioned this from the Holy See to honour the centenary of their foundation. The opening of the Jubilee...

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2 February 2024

POPE FRANCIS APPROVES MIRACLE ATTRIBUTED TO ANNE OF JESUS

In a Decree signed on 14 December 2023, Pope Francis approved of a miracle attributed to Sister Anne of Jesus, the spiritual daughter of St. Teresa of Avila and friend of St. John of the Cross. This decision opens the pathway towards the Beatifica...

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29 January 2024

Egypt: Art Competition about St. Therese of the Child Jesus

Discalced Carmelites arrived in Egypt in 1926, the year after the canonization of St. Therese.  Today St. Therese’s Basilica is the venue for unity and communion for the different Rites, both for Coptic and Orthodox Catholics and even for Musli...

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26 January 2024

Colombia: First Carmelite Congress for Couples

On the weekend 24-26 November, the first Carmelite Congress for Couples was held in Mesa de los Santos (Santander).  The theme for the Congress was “My only concern is to love”.  It was a time of fraternal/sisterly sharing, meetings, prayer ...

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23 January 2024

India: OCDS conference held at Margao

The OCDS of Goa and Karnataka provinces held a three-day conference at Margao after a two-year absence due to the Covid-19 pandemic. “Walking in Love”, was the theme which ruled the three-day conference. The conference was attended by 9...

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20 January 2024

OCDS in Reunion Island

The OCDS in Reunion Island was founded in 1989.  The community was canonically erected on 13 April 2004 and now numbers 19.  Our Island is in the Indian Ocean and is part of the OCD Commissariat of Madagascar.  We hold our meetings either in th...

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16 January 2024

Poland: OCDS Formation Meeting

A three day Formation Meeting for members of the Discalced Carmelite Secular Order of the Cracow Province was concluded in Wadowice on Sunday 19 November 2023.  The theme for the meeting was “Called to the service of the Church in a Carmelite c...

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13 January 2024

Ireland: New OCDS Community in Limerick

Sixteen Secular Carmelite Aspirants from a newly formed group in Limerick (Ireland) took their First Promises on September 2nd, 2023. The group, which comprises twenty members, at various stages of formation, is under the spiritual guid...

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10 January 2024

XV CICLA CONGRESS of Latin America and the Caribbean Islands

This XV Latin American Congress of Spirituality, entitled “The importance and influence of St. Therese of the Child Jesus in the Synodal Church” was held from the 20th to 24th of November 2023.  In attendance was the gre...

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29 December 2023

French-speaking Africa and Madagascar: Formation Session

At the end of October a formation course for formators was held at the Teresian Centre (of the Congo Commissariat).  The theme for the meeting was: Formation in the intercultural era.  It was conducted by Brothers Valentin Ntumba from the Congo ...

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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...

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