29 September 2022

Burundi: 2nd Youth Festival

Saturday, August 21, 2022, at the Mary Queen of Carmel Spiritual Center in Gitega, the 2nd Youth Festival was held on the topic “Looking to the future. Empathy and the will to reconcile”. This theme concluded a year...

26 September 2022

Senegal: 20 years of presence of the Discalced Carmelites

The Discalced Carmelites of Senegal celebrated the 20th anniversary of their presence in Senegal on Sunday, July 17, on the occasion of the annual pilgrimage of Our Lady of Mount Carmel to the Carmelite Nuns of Sébikotane. About 600 pe...

23 September 2022

Togo: Priestly ordinations of Brothers Bruno and Emmanuel-Marie in Lomé

Brothers Bruno de Jésus (Adje K. Messan) and Emmanuel-Marie de la Croix (K. Dogbevi) were ordained priests by Msgr. Nicodème A. Barriga-Benissan, Metropolitan Archbishop of Lomé (Togo), on Saturday, August 6, 2022 in Adamavo, in the parish of S...

20 September 2022

Congo: Session of formation and preparation for solemn vows for the Discalced Carmelite Friars of Africa and Madagascar

On July 4, 2022, 19 simply professed friars met at the “THERESIANUM” spirituality center in Kinshasa (Democratic Republic of Congo). They came from the Commissariat of Congo, the Commissariat of Madagascar, the Provincial Delegation of...

16 September 2022

Vietnam: blessing of the first church of the Carmelites

July 13, 2022 was a day of great joy for the Discalced Carmelite Friars in Vietnam: the monastery was blessed and the altar of the first chapel of the Order in Vietnam was consecrated. From the beginning, the history of the Carmelite friars...

12 September 2022

CITeS: First International Youth Meeting on Mysticism and Humanism

The first international Youth meeting on Mysticism and Humanism, “The challenge of interiority” was held at CITeS from July 17 to 24. Five themes were discussed in the first five days of the Meeting: “The labyrinth: the ch...

7 September 2022

Avila: the Holy See grants the title of Minor Basilica to the church of La Santa, birthplace of Saint Teresa of Jesus.

Following the formal request submitted to the Vatican by the Bishop of Avila, Monsignor Gil Tamayo, supported by the Carmelite Order, the Nuncio of His Holiness in Spain sent to Monsignor Gil Tamayo on July 13 the decree conferring the title of Mi...

1 September 2022


Message of Father General, Fr. Miguel Márquez Calle, OCD.   The Discalced Carmel holds and embraces the Church and the Nicaraguan people. Today we are all for Nicaragua. The Teresian Carmel wishes to express ...

30 July 2022

Burundi-Rwanda: Laudato si’ session: an experience of “everything is connected” and contemplation

From Thursday 26 to Sunday 29 of May 2022, the Community of Discalced Carmelites of Gitega hosted about fifty young people studying in secondary and university institutes in the cities of Bujumbura and Gitega. They came to live together an ...

26 July 2022

India: Second Novitiate Course 2022

The second novitiate course of the year 2022, organized in Pushpadaan (Calicut), the theme of which was “With Empty Hands”, has just ended. The participants came from 7 provinces: 9 from Manjummel; 2 from South Kerala; 6 from Malabar; ...

23 July 2022

Philippines: Celebration of the 75th anniversary of the Carmelite presence

As the Universal Church celebrated the solemnity of Pentecost last June 6, the Province of St. Teresa of Jesus gratefully held its 75th anniversary of the Carmelite presence in the Philippines. It all started in 1947, with the ov...

20 July 2022

Vietnam: Fondation of St Joseph’s monastery at Kon Tum

A new monastery of Discalced Carmelite nuns was founded in the central highlands of Vietnam. On June 7, Bishop Aloisius Nguyen Hung officially founded the Monastery of St. Joseph in the city of Kon Tum. A great multitude gathered for the occasion,...

14 July 2022

Sweden: Cardinal Anders Arborelius, OCD, receives a Medal from the King of Sweden

On Friday, June 10, our confrere Cardinal Anders Arborelius, OCD, received from His Majesty, the King of Sweden, the medal of the ribbon of the Order of Seraphim, 12th degree, for his significant contributions to the life of the Swedish and intern...

8 July 2022

South Brazil: General Pastoral Visit to the Province of Blessed Mary of Mount Carmel

Father General, Fr. Miguel Márquez Calle, visited the Province of Our Lady of Mount Carmel (southern Brazil). This trip of Father General to Brazil was part of the General Pastoral Visit, carried out from 25th April to 28th ...

2 July 2022

Assembly of the OCD Major Superiors of Europe and the Middle East

The assembly of the Major Superiors of the Discalced Carmel in Europe and the Middle East was celebrated in Lisieux (France) from 30th May to 3rd June, 2022. Twenty-one friars were able to take part in the meeting. Father General, Fr. Miguel Marqu...