Just before the Extra-ordinary Definitory in Goa India, the Discalced Carmelites in Europe organized a meeting for formators at the University of the Mystic, CITES in Avila.
There were 14 provinces of Discalced Carmelites that participated in this annual formative meeting. These provinces are distributed in 9 countries: Belgium, Croatia, Spain, France, Italy, Malta, Poland, Portugal, and Lebanon...
Lúcia de Jesus Rosa dos Santos, OCD , (March 28, 1907 – February 13, 2005), also known as Lúcia of Fátima and by her religious name Sister Maria Lúcia of Jesus and of the Immaculate Heart, was a Portuguese Carmelite nun and one of the three children, including her cousins, Francisco and Jacinta Marto who witnessed the Marian apparitions in Fatima in 1917.
Here is a prayer we have for her intercession.
All our superiors just met in Goa, India. The occasion was the Extra-Ordinary Definitory, a plenary Council of Superior General, Definitors, Provincials, Commisars, Vicars, General Delegates and Provincial Delegates.
This was celebrated as a preparation for the General
Chapter to be held in 2021.
There are two definitories held in a sexennium, but this being, an extra-ordinary General Definitory,...
During the Extraordinary Definitory, our superiors found the time to to celebrate the Eucharist in the place where our first monastery was established in India. This monastery was built in 1622 by Fr Leander of the Annunciation and his first companions who had just arrived in Goa.
The decision to establish a presence of Teresian Carmelites in this far-away land was not accidental. At that time,...
To those not familiar with Carmelite spirituality, the wisdom of these saints may seem dark and forbidding. But all saints learn that the one and only path to complete freedom and joy comes in a total surrender of self to the will of God, so that we might become all He created us to be.
"Behold the handmaid of the Lord; be it done unto me according to your word." Our Lady, Queen of Mount Carmel...
The Translator of our Saints into English
Evey beginning has an end. Fr.
Kieran passed away just shy of his 91st birthday this past Saturday, the Feast
of the Presentation of the Lord. He died in Washington DC. He is most remembered as one-half of the duo of friars who
translated the works of St. John of the Cross and St. Teresa of Ávila into
English. He was a charming, witty priest. With a tremendous...
The church does not make saints — God does. The Church just recognises what is believed to be God’s divine will. There are four official rungs that an aspiring saint must climb before the Church acknowledges his or her sanctity.
1. Servant of God
The first esteemed title granted by the church in the canonization process is “Servant of God.” Someone must nominate a candidate for official...
In the online edition of THE TIMES OF MALTA, of the last Sunday of the year 2018, there was a feature article of the most prominent people who passed away. And first on the list was our dear Patri Adeodat :
Sunday, December 30, 2018, 10:14 by Anthony
Farewell to those who
died in 2018
The prominent Maltese people we lost this year
Bishop Micallef headed the Apostolic Vicariate...
Between the 15th to the 18th of November, over 500 lay people and priests all linked with Carmel there gathered together in the City of Aparecida, the Brazilian Capital of Marian devotion. The occasion was commemorative Forum for the 100 years of the Secular Carmel in Brazil. The topic chosen for the conferences focused on Saint Therese of the Child Jesus. The title of the Congress was: “In the heart...