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16 April 2021

CARMELITE FRIARS IN IRAQ

In 2005 there were 4000 members in the Catholic Church of the Latin Rite, or 0.6% of Christians in Iraq.   Carmel has had a presence in the country since 1623 in Bassora.  Another monastery of the Friars was founded in Baghdad in 1721.   Thei...

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12 April 2021

IRAQ (From Mons. Jean Sleiman OCD)

Pope Francis’ visit to Iraq, so ardently longed for by the Holy Father but so frequently postponed, finally took place from March 5-8, 2021.  It has been seen unanimously as an historic event.  It has certainly been the first visit of a Pope t...

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12 April 2021

BOUAR, Central African Republic Refugees at the Carmelite Monastery of St. Elias in Bouar

On January 13, 2021, yet another failed coup plunged the population of the Central African Republic into panic.  2,385 persons, the majority of them women and children, fled from the rebel military and sought sanctuary in our Monastery of St. Eli...

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8 April 2021

The Carmelite Church in Cracow is designated as a Diocesan Shrine dedicated to St. Joseph

On March 19, 2021, the Feast of St. Joseph, the Metropolitan Archbishop, Mons. Mzarek Jedraszewski, presided at Mass in our Church in Cracow.  During the celebration, he read the Decree by which he designated the Carmelite Church as a Diocesan Sh...

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8 April 2021

THE MEETING OF THE CONFERENCE OF THE OCD MAJOR SUPERIORS OF THE FRANCOPHONE ZONE

The meeting of the assembly of the Conference of the Major Superiors of the african francophone zone took place in Abidjan from 24 to 29 January 2021. The following were present: Fr Daniel Ehigie (Definitor), Fr Jerome Paluku (Secretary for the Mi...

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28 March 2021

New Secretary for information

After almost six years, Fr Emilio José Martínez has left the secretariat for information and internet at the General Curia. He will be replaced by Fr José Pereira, ocd, from the Province of Avignon-Aquitaine. We are thankful to Fr Emilio...

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27 March 2021

New Postulator General: Fr. Marco Chiesa

Fr. Marco Chiesa, from the Province of Genoa, has been designated as new Postulator General. He replaces Fr. Romano Gambalunga, whom we warmly thank for his years of dedication to the General Curia. Fr. Marco was born in 1976 in Crema (Ital...

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24 March 2021

News from Carmel in India

Recently, on February 21st , the first Sunday of Lent, the blessing and reopening of the monastery of Discalced Carmelite nuns in Vijayawada took place, after completion of the restructuring work, undertaken with help from the OCD Gener...

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17 March 2021

Online Program of Spiritual Formation

The Teresian School of Spiritual Promotion (ESTEPRE) is a formation program of the Discalced Carmelite friars of the Province of Central America. The School has been operating for more than 20 years and is specifically designed for formation in th...

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17 March 2021

Centre of Hope: a leap of faith. Discalced Carmelite friars in Nigerian prisons….

The Discalced Carmelite Missionaries from the Anglo-Irish Province who brought the Carmelite Ordre to Nigeria, as soon as they arrived in the Country embarked on a prison apostolate in the Diocese of Enugu whose Bishop had invaded them. One may as...

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10 March 2021

Saint Teresa of Jesus Congress

As we informed you some time ago, the Saint Teresa of Jesus Catholic University of Avila, together with the Diocese of Avila, the Discalced Carmelites and the Eichstätt-Ingolstadt Catholic University (Germany), have organized the International Co...

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10 March 2021

Minor Basilica in Varapuzha, India

On December 11, 2020, the church of our parish in Varapuzha, belonging to the Province of St. Pius X of Manjummel, was declared a Minor Basilica by the Holy See. The news was communicated to our Provincial, Fr. Thomas Marottikaparambil, OCD, on Ja...

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2 March 2021

Fr Francisco Javier Jaramillo has died

On February 24, Fr. Francisco Javier Jaramillo died in our monastery in Manrique (Medellin, Colombia). He was a member of our Colombian Province of Saint Therese of the Child Jesus. Born on the 5th of December 1939, on the same date of ...

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2 March 2021

Spirituality Week at the Teresium

Does spirituality need the Church? Ideas, difficulties, and hopes (62nd Spirituality Week, March 14-18, 2021, 16:00 – 18:00) After a year on pause caused by the Coronavirus pandemic, the Spirituality Week at the Teresium is com...

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21 February 2021

A book on St Joseph in Portuguese

Fr. Patrizio Sciadini, ocd, who was a missionary for many years in Brazil and until recently  General Delegate in Egypt, has published a book of great interest in this year dedicated to St Joseph. The title is: ” Caminhando con São Jos...

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