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Three weeks after the attacks to the Coptic minority, the head of the Catholic Church visits Cairo (Friday 28 and Saturday 29 April) as «Friend, Messenger of Peace and Pilgrim». Egypt has warmly welcomed Pope Francis. The first day of the Pope’s visit was extremely dense. In fact, he met with President Sissi, with the…

On Friday, April 28, the Holy Father will arrive in Cairo shortly after noon. This will be the second time he will meet with the President, Abdel Fattah al-Sissi, who was received by the Pope on Monday, November 24, 2014, five months after his arrival in power. During this visit, the Pope expressed his wish…

Since a few years back it has been accustom at the Pilgrim Center to live moments of fraternity and prayer within the strong times of the liturgical year. This year, a pilgrimage has been organized to Jerusalem in order to live closer the passion and resurrection of Christ. It has been an intimate moment of…

During the days 2nd, 3rd and 4th of March 2017, we celebrated the first cultural encounter between The Imelda-Institute of Brussels and The Carmel High School of Haifa, which belongs to The Discalced Carmelite Order. The purpose of this meeting was to teach these young students from both cities (Brussels-Haifa) about the participatory communication that…

«The unity of Christians is an essential requirement of our faith», said Pope Francis on the occasion of the Week of Prayer for Christian Unity. «Unity is not the result of our human efforts, or the product of ecclesiastical diplomacy, but is a gift from heaven». As he explained, «we are not able to come…

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…

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…

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…

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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