II International Congress

The Teresian Reform in Portugal – new research approaches

24-26 November 2022
Domus Carmeli – Fátima


Design: Tomás Monteiro

The Commission of Historical Studies and Cultural Heritage of the Discalced Carmelite Order (CEHPC-OCD) is honored to announce the II International Congress «The Teresian Reform in Portugal – new research approaches» which will take place in Fatima’s Domus Carmeli, Portugal, from 24-26 November 2022.

After the success of the I International Congress in 2015, during the celebrations of the 5th Centenary of the Birth of Saint Teresa a movement was created, that bring together several experts from different areas of knowledge with works on themes related to the Discalced Carmelite Order in Portugal, leading to the creation of CEHPC. This spirit of mutual collaboration and share knowledge have been generating the confidence and maturity that led us to consider to organize this new Congress, five years from the first one, with the purpose to deepen the themes already discussed and broaden the range of new lines of investigation. As well as the first one, this Congress will address the major themes of the Teresian Charism: Institutional History, Art and Heritage, Mission, Science and Culture.

This II International Congress will also have the co-organization of the National Museum Machado de Castro which will prepare a cultural initiative, due to the importance and presence of the Discalced Carmelite Order in Coimbra. With this Congress, we hope not only bring together new researchers and share new works that highlight the historical legacy that this Religious Order has left in our country, but recognize the living history that continues to be written in the present and to shed new perspectives on the future.


Teresian Carmelite Charism
Institutional History
Culture and Education
Art and Heritage

Honor Committee of Congress 

The General Superior for the Discalced Carmelite Order
The Provincial Delegate for the Discalced Carmelite Order in Portugal
The President of the Portuguese Academy of History
The President of the Foundation “Mata do Bussaco”
The President of Évora City Hall

Scientific Committee

Pe. Armindo Vaz – OCD
Carlos Margaça Veiga – Lisbon Univ. /CEHPC-OCD
Isabel Morujão – Porto Univ.
Joaquim Oliveira Caetano – MNAA
Pe. José Carlos Vechina – OCD
Pe. Luís Frontela – OCD
Pe. Manuel dos Reis – OCD
Marízia Pereira – Évora Univ.
Nair Castro Soares – Coimbra Univ. /CEHPC-OCD
Nuno de Pinho Falcão – UNILAB/CITCEM/CEHPC-OCD
Nuno Vassalo e Silva – Fundação Calouste Gulbenkian
Pe. Óscar Aparício – OCD
Paula Almeida Mendes – CITCEM/CEHPC-OCD
Virgolino Ferreira Jorge – Évora Univ. /CEHPC-OCD

Executive Committee

Filomena Monteiro – CEHPC-OCD
Pe. Joaquim Teixeira – OCD
Pe. Renato Pereira – OCD

Abstracts and paper submissions

For the present Congress, proposals for panels and papers on the identified themes, or others related to them, will be accepted.

Those interested in participating should include a proposal with the following information: the title, the theme of the communication, an abstract of 300 words maximum, with up to five key words and a brief notes on the background of each author (200 words maximum).

Proposals must be sent by Sunday 1 March, 2020 to: historiapatrimonio@carmelitas.pt 

Setting Dates

Deadline for abstract submission (comunication): March 1, 2020
Notification of acceptance: April 15, 2020
Text submission for publication: March 1, 2023


General Audiencie – 20 €
Students – 10 €

Acommodation and meals

Domus Carmeli offers accommodation by appointment, with preference given to members of the Committees and Lecturers.

  • Single room

Bed and breakfast: 27€
Half board: 40,50€
Full board: 47,25€

  • Double room (price per person)

Bed and breakfast: 22,50€
Half board: 36€
Full board: 42,75€

  • Individual meals: 13,50€