- 17//04//2015 The General Chapter’s website
- 07//04//2015 The Order’s web page is now available in Portuguese
- 28//03//2015 Message from Pope Francis to the Discalced Carmelite Order
- 23//03//2015 A new mission in Jacareacanga, in the heart of the Amazonian rainforest
- 16//03//2015 A MESSAGE FOR THE YEAR OF CONSECRATED LIFE
The General Chapter’s website
The General Chapter to be celebrated in Ávila on May 2 will have its own website. All the information will be available on www.carmelitasdescalzos.com/avila2015.
The Chapter's current events will be posted to the site, photographs will be uploaded to an image gallery, and there will be a section for documents.
The site will be published in Italian, Spanish, English, and French.
New Teresian book in English
"Let Nothing Trouble You: Teresa, the Woman, the Guide and the Storyteller," is a new book about Saint Teresa recently published by Columba Press, Dublin. The author is Father Eugene McCaffrey, Discalced Carmelite.
According to Father Eugene, the book is a small tribute to Saint Teresa of Ávila 500 years after her birth, when we celebrate her life, her accomplishments, and the dream that inspired her.
These past years, the family of Carmel has dedicated itself to reading the works of Teresa in preparation for the 5th Centenary. This book will help those who have participated recall what they have experienced and so delight the reader that he or she will read Teresa's works again.
News about Père Jacques’ beatification process on a new website
A few months before the 70th anniversary of the death of Père Jacques (Lucien Bunel), the Carmelite friars of the Province of Paris and the postulator of the cause for canonization of Father Jacques of Jesus are pleased to announce the launching of the website, http://jacquesdejesus.com/.
The objective of this web portal is to make Père Jacques known and promote his cause for beatification. News about the cause will also be posted on the web.
The website will be published in French, English, Italian, Portuguese, Spanish, and German.
Andhra Pradesh’s Carmelite mission
The Carmelites in the state of Andhra Pradesh have opted for entirely pastoral work. In these first years their focus has been to improve the living conditions of those around them. Later, and little by little, they will begin to introduce spirituality - more specifically, Teresian Carmelite spirituality.
The "Little Flower" school near Hyderabad aspires to have 18 classrooms. There are currently 15 equipped classrooms; the last three exist thanks to help from Friends of the Third World (Villarrobledo, Spain). The other three schoolrooms are expected to be ready by the end of 2015.
The Hyderabad mission, consisting of one parish, one near-parish, and a secondary station, serves 600 families.
In addition to the school, a church is being built in Hyderabad; the friar's chapel is being renovated; and an elevator is being planned - all this, without neglecting the pastoral care needed by the residents, a need which is growing.
May these lines encourage friends and benefactors to collaborate with the completion of these projects.