A small brochure with information on Fr. Maria Eugenio ocd
After the approval of the miracle granted by the intercession of Father Marie-Eugene, ocd, the Diocese of Avignon, the Discalced Carmelites, and the "Notre Dame du Vie" Institute has prepared a small brochure with information about him, the significance of his beatification, and some highlights of his doctrine. Initially intended as a press release, the brochure can also be useful as an introductory presentation, in a simple and accessible style, of Fr. Marie-Eugene for those who do not yet know him.
The brochures are available in German, French, Spanish, English, and Polish by following this link:
Whoever would like the brochures but cannot follow the link can request them by email to this address: firstname.lastname@example.org
The earthquake that shook Ecuador
The earthquake that shook Ecuador on April 16, 2016, had its epicenter between Muisne in the province of Esmeraldas and Pedernales and Cojimies in the province of Manabi. It had a moment magnitude of 7.8 and is Ecuador's most destructive earthquake since 1987.
Our Teresian Carmelite brothers and sisters in that country also suffered the consequences of the earthquake, although thanks to God there were no personal tragedies to lament. Apart from minor damage, the most severe consequences were felt by the parish church of Our Lady of Mount Carmel in Guayaquil, particularly its tower. Some persons have already expressed their desire to help with the reparation of the damaged buildings. The General Curia, in addition to necessary aid, will send all donations received for this purpose to the Ecuador delegation. They can be sent to the account specified on the profile of the bursar, available on this page.
We extend our most sincere condolences and support to the victims of the earthquake and their families. We particularly commend to the Lord Sister Clare Crokket and the six postulants of the Servant Sisters of the Home of the Mother who died when the house in which the community lived was destroyed.
The new logo
Many of you are already familiar with the new logo that identifies the General Curia in various digital communications media: Web (www.carmelitaniscalzi.com), Facebook (Curia Generalizia Carmelitani Scalzi) and Twitter (@ocdcuria). It was designed by Father Sebastian Garcia, ocd, of the Province of Iberia. It is the visible spear's head of the General Definitory's restructuring of communications.
During these past few months we have particularly tried to intensify news distributed through social media which is used by many laypersons of the Carmelite family, especially OCDS, as well as some male and female religious. We try to publish news in the most immediate way possible in different languages, especially in Facebook and Twitter; news which would not be so easily disseminated by using only the Web, such as pictures and information about visits of the Father General and his definitors, congresses and academic activities related to our spirituality, videos, formation materials, activities of the OCDS in different parts of the world, et cetera.
For those who frequent social media, it is sufficient to search for our profiles in each one and subscribe to them to receive information in your accounts. Those who do not use social media can also see the same content by visiting our Web page, where links are provided at the bottom of the page.
Once again, we encourage you to get to know and use these resources to reinforce the bonds of our relationship.
Reading and reflection on the constitutions
As directed by the General Chapter of Ávila 2015 and by the Committee ad hoc we hereby present you the working documents for the rereading of the Constitutions of the Discalced Carmelite friars. By clicking on this link: Reading and reflections on the Constitutions you will find the StudyGuide03.