Discalced Carmelite Extraordinary Definitory Tuesday, 5th February 2019

Discalced Carmelite Extraordinary Definitory  Tuesday, 5th February 2019

The second day of the Extraordinary Definitory began with Holy Mass at which presided Mons. Philip Neri, Archbishop of Goa and Daman, who did not want to miss the opportunity of giving his paternal blessing to this international meeting.

At 9 in the morning, the session began with a concise presentation of the work carried out yesterday.    Fr. General then took the floor to present a deep and well-organized conference on the subject: “Aim, method and topics for a declaration on the charism”,  a personal contribution to the decisions that the definitory will take in relation to our legislative texts. The morning came to an end, leaving ample space for personal deepening of the contents of the conference.

During the first part of the afternoon, the eight geographic-linguistic groups (Italian, Spanish A, Spanish B, French, English, Indian, Asiatic, and Central European) worked on timely questions prepared to encourage shared maturing of thoughts and leanings.

The fruit of this intense but calm work was finally shared during the last session of the afternoon, in which it was also possible to receive from Fr General some additional clarifications.

Today’s work came to an end, with Evening Prayer of Saint Agatha, in Italian. To the intercession of this Virgin and martyr we commend the options that, from now on, the Definitory will be called to make for the good of our Order.