Between the 25th of September and the 7th of October, an intensive course was held for formators of the Teresian Carmelite circumscriptions in India; attending were thirty-five Indian formators. The objective of the course was to reinforce in those in charge of formation, in the various circumscriptions, knowledge of our charism handed down to us by Teresa and John of the Cross.
The days were inaugurated by Fr Johannes Gorantla, the third Definitor General, who is in charge of Southern Asia. He was also present at the closing of the meeting together with Fr Charles Serrao, the President of the Discalced Carmelite Conference of Major Superiors of India.
It took place in Alwaye, Kerala, in a monastery of the Manjummel Province. Taking part as professors were Frs Augustine Mulloor, Aloysius Deeney, Abraham Thekemury, Prasad, Charles and other specialists in various topics. At present there are around 720 Carmelite candidates in India, in all stages of formation. The Indian Carmel consists of seven Provinces, three Regional Vicariates and two Provincial Delegations.