International Lay Carmelites: Thursday 20th September (2)

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A 'Cultural Evening' was held in the bar area. Delegates from the United States of America dressed as the Statue of Liberty and sang national songs.

Delegates from Africa in song.

African delegates dancing.

Music from Puerto Rico.

Fr. Joseph Hung Tran, webmaster of the Order's central website,
wearing a traditional hat from Puerto Rico.

Italian dancing.

Italian singing.

Entertainment from Spain.

The Prior General, Fr. Fernando, entering into the spirit of the evening.

German and Dutch Carmelites giving a rendition of
'Heads, shoulders, knees and toes'.

For their rendition of 'Waltzing Matilda' the Australian Province
found their very own Irish convict in the form of Fr. Joe Mothersill!

Portuguese singers.

The British Province delegates entered wearing Union Jack bowler hats and medals celebrating the 2012 London Olympic and Paralympic Games.

Johan Bergström-Allen giving a word of introduction to 'Maybe It's Because I'm a Londoner' and 'On Ilkley Moor'.

A great time was had by all.

Just as the Olympics have been passed on from London to Rio, so the British delegates passed on an inflatable Olympic torch and teddy bear wearing a scapular to delegates from Brazil.

Miguel Norbert Ubarri is the founder of the Lay Carmelite community in Antwerp, Belgium, which is connected to the British Province.

John Berry and Angela Bergström-Allen singing 'On Ilkley Moor'.

'On Ilkley Moor' was acted out, with John Berry being 'buried'
(his grave being blessed by Koen!)