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The Holy Land Co-ordination, comprising bishops coming from across Europe, North America and South Africa,  established by the Holy See with the aim of visiting and supporting the Holy Land’s local Christian communities, took place last Saturday, January 14, 2017, for its annual visit, until January 19. Below is the program of the five days. Following on…

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On December 20 Pope Francis appointed Fr Gregory Homeming O.C.D as the sixth Bishop of Lismore (NSW, Australia). The Anglo-Irish Province rejoices in this honour bestowed on one of its members. Born in Sydney on 30 May 1958, to a Australian Chinese family, Fr Greg completed his primary education in Shepparton, Victoria and secondary school…

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Saint Mariam of Jesus-Crucified is often called the «little Teresa of the Arab world» in the Holy Land. Born about the same time as Therese, Mariam essentially shared a parallel message of confidence and love in the total gift of self, yet in a different way. One way is completely Western and the other Oriental.…

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Pope Francis, at the 50th Day for Peace, at the beginning of the Year 2017, calls us to build peace “through active nonviolence” as the natural and necessary complement to the Church’s continuing efforts to limit the use of force (…/…). Jesus himself offers the strategy of peacemaking in the Sermon on the Mount. The…

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Friday 23: In the beginning of this time of Christmas, with an ambiance of pluralism,  joy and party, the teaching staff of our «Carmel School» is assembled to exchange the Christmas wishes. First, the teachers of the superior classes and after, those of the elementary ones. In the early morning the superior classes still had…

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We´re celebrating Christmas, so it´s better for us to set our sight at the closest crèches to Holy Land. 2016 has been the most lethal year in the history of the Mediterranean route, at least 3,800 people have lost their lives. On Middle East, the war in Syria has mobilized millions of people. And the…

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Following the closure of the Jubilee of Mercy, the Holy Doors in Jerusalem and Nazareth will be closed respectively on December 3 and 9, during Solemn Masses in the Church of All Nations and the Basilica of the Annunciation. Archbishop Pierbattista Pizzaballa points out that the Holy Door will also be closed in Anjara in Jordan that together…

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Now it is a tradition the two Definitors General will meet each other at the place which gave birth to us, Mount Carmel. This year, Frs. Fernando Millán, OCarm and Saverio Cannistrà ocd, with their Definitors, they will meet on November 27th to December 2nd in our monastery of Stella Maris, which will –in addition…

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