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When I was a young philosophy student, I remember the sentence of an Asturian Carmelite father who spoke to us about the fauna of Carmel to refer to the brothers of the Discalced Carmelite Order. It was a kind of joke to make us see the variety of people and styles that were and are…

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The bells with their festive ringing always call us to the church. In ancient times, the bell was the signal and sound to communicate. There was a way of ringing which is called tocsin for announcing an imminent danger, with a quick and steady touch. Then there is the sound to announce a deceased in…

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The week of prayer for Christian unity is approaching. Here in the Holy Land the diversity and unity of the different religious creeds is felt. He who writes, on Sunday 5 celebrated the Eucharist at 8.00 in the morning at the Basilica of Mount Carmel accompanied by the  Melkite-Greek bishop of Galilee, who attended the…

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Thousands of young people have accompanied the Pope, from January 24 to 27 in Panama, for the World Youth Day. Faced with a colorful and cheerful crowd, Pope Francis, since his arrival in Panama, has not failed to warn Latin American political leaders against the corruption that is sweeping the continent. On Friday, the 25th,…

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Advent is a time of waiting, the waiting today for the arrival of our Savior Jesus Christ in the life of each one of us, in our ecclesial communities, in our parishes, and in our diocese. Waiting in vigilance and prayer, as we constantly reflect on the biblical readings of this liturgical season. It is…

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