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    Rijo Jose Thalakottoor, O.Carm

    My maiden visit to Italy was in 2014, and its scope was higher studies. Consequently, I became a member of Cisa community and enrolled in the Gregorian Pontifical University in 2015. I completed my Licentiate in Philosophy (L. Phil.) with a thesis: Edith Stein’s Concept of the Human Person as an Embodiment of Spiritual Essence. I planned to return to India, but the Regens Studiorum, Mark Attard O. Carm., suggested that I do a PhD in Philosophy. I agreed with his thought and enrolled for the doctoral cycle in 2017. I decided to continue my interest in Edith Stein and did comparative research with Indian mystical thought. Under the guidance…

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    The list of the priors of CISA

    1901 – 1902:   Francesco Raiti – Provinicia Melitae 1902 – 1904:   Cirillo Ramis – Provincia Hispaniae 1904 – 1905:   Giovanni Lorenzoni – Provincia Romana 1906 – 1908:   Telesforo Fiorentini – Provincia Toscana 1908 – 1910:   Giovanni Casciani – Provincia Toscana 1910 – 1917:   Carmelo Tabone – Provincia Melitae 1917 – 1919:   Lorenzo van den Eerenbeemt – Provincia Neerlandiae 1919 – 1925:   Antonio Franco – Provincia Sicilia 1925:              Francesco Saverio Ronayne 1926 – 1928:   Salvatore Jaccarini – come vicario priore Provincia Melitae 1928 – 1931:   Ilarione Spiteri – Provincia Melitae 1931 – 1943:   Giovanni Brenninger – Provincia Germaniae Superioris…

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    Canonization of Titus Brandsma

    La canonizzazione di Tito Brandsma After the canonization of John of the Cross by Pope Benedict XIII (on December 27th 1726) and the canonization of Nuno Álvares Pereira by Pope Benedict XVI (on April 26th 2009), another Carmelite – Titus Brandsma (1881-1942), the martyr of Dachau from our Dutch province – has now been canonized. Saint Titus was a member of our college from 1906 to 1909, when he studied at the Gregorian University, where he obtained a doctorate degree in philosophy. You can find more information about his life and activities on our Order’s website: www.ocarm.org. After the canonization Mass in our college, a commemorative plaque was inaugurated in the room…

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    Deaconate ordination of Bro. Matteo

    Ordinazione diaconale di fr. Matteo On April 25th last, our brother, Matteo Antollini, was ordained a deacon by Archbishop Mgr Francesco Gioia in the evocative Basilica of Santa Maria in Traspontina, literally a few steps from our house. The celebration was attended by many brothers of the Italian Province, to which Fra’ Matteo belongs, and by many friends, family members, priests, deacons, nuns, companions from the Pontifical Gregorian University, parishioners from San Martino ai Monti and Traspontina as well as from Malnate, his home town. Afterwards, there was a beautiful time of celebration and fraternal sharing in the courtyard of our college. We pray that our Brother, Matteo, will live this…

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    Stella Maris (Aprile 2022)

    This is the third number of our journal, which we want to present to our readers. Wondering what I might say in this editorial, I reviewed the editorial I wrote several months ago, and I was struck by two things. The first is that the time of this pandemic is not yet over, and the second is that, we could have predicted that this would be the case and that it is not something that should surprise us. There is, however, something else, which I would never have imagined. In the previous editorial, I wrote about the world being armed with modern military equipment and technology, while the whole of…