2nd Meeting of International Secretariat for Carmelite Nuns

Thursday, 20 October 2016
From 20th to 23rd September 2016 the second meeting of the International Secretariat for Carmelite Nuns (pictured at their first meeting in 2014) took place at the General Curia of the Carmelite Order in Rome.
Those who took part were:
  • Fr. Mario Alfarano (Delegate General for Carmelite Nuns)
  • Sr. M. Pilar Simon i Blasco (BAR)
  • Sr. Inés M. Carmona Ortiz (TRU)
  • Sr. M. Elena Tolentino (BUR, federal leader of the Philippines)
  • Sr. Liliana Campos Rosa (ANT)
  • Sr. Marianna Caprio (VET)
  • Fr. Paul Denault (SEL)
The work began with an introduction to the new Apostolic Constitution on the life of women contemplatives, Vultum Dei quaerere.
That was followed by the work of synthesising the responses of the monasteries to the CIVCSVA, that the Delegate had received. This synthesis was further developed and now it is ready to be sent to all the monasteries in order to continue the process of the revision of the Constitutions of the Carmelite Nuns.
In addition, the first international course of ongoing formation for nuns, on the theme of St. Mary Magdalene de’Pazzi, was organised. It will take place in May 2017. More information will be given at a later date. 
Finally, the work of producing an on-line bulletin and a Vademecum for all the monasteries was initiated.
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