Project of the Week – Formation of Young Priests in C.A.R and Cameroon

Support for the Formation of 38 Carmelite Novices in Central African Republic and Cameroon It was 50 years ago –1971 – that the first four Carmelite Fathers arrived from Italy in the Central African Republic. These courageous pioneers rolled up their sleeves and got to work in what is still today one of the poorest […]

Central African Republic: A Jubilee Year Overshadowed by Violence

On December 20, 2020, the Carmelites in the Central African Republic were planning to initiate a jubilee year celebrating the 50th anniversary of the founding of their missions in the Central African Republic. However, the celebrations could not be held because of unrest arising from the elections. In spite of all the difficulties, these fathers—serving […]

ACN Press – from Aleppo

 Carmelites of Aleppo Contemplative Sisters at the heart of violence Montreal, Thursday, October 13 –  Aid to the Church in Need received alarming information from the Carmelites in Aleppo, project partners of the international charity.    In a letter dated October 11, the Contemplative Sisters describe an extreme situation, as much in Eastern Aleppo as […]

Feature Story – An Appeal from Aleppo the Carmelites

Syria AN APPEAL FROM ALEPPO – FROM THE CARMELITE NUNS   “The situation is a complicated one, and we are hearing many contradictory stories. The only truth we do know is that the people here are suffering and dying.” The words are those of Sister Anne-Françoise, a French religious of the Enclosed an Apostolic Discalced […]

Journey with ACN – Rwanda

JOURNEY WITH ACN is our Friday newsletter which will be regularly posted to our blog.   Our weekly newsletter was designed to provide us with an opportunity to acquaint you with the needs of the Catholic Church around the world – and with some of the projects we have been able to realize together with ACN […]

Czech Republic – Brave pioneers

Eva-Maria Kolmann, ACN International Adapted by Robert Lalonde, ACN Canada The Carmelite Fathers are celebrating the 20th anniversary of their return to Prague. When they returned after the Communist era, they had to start again from scratch. Father Anastasio Roggero, who serves at the shrine of the Infant Jesus, remembers. The man in Tram Number […]