Recently, between the 29th of January and the 2nd of February, a meeting of Discalced Carmelite formators took place. This year it was celebrated at the Teresianum in Rome. Its central topic was: “The world of the youth of today”. This topic was developed by means of three conferences, after each of which we then worked in groups and, finally, shared our conclusions in the Assembly.
Giving the conferences were Fr Gianni Bracchi, Professor Dr. D Antonio Belleringreri, from the University of Palermo and Fr Maximiliano Herráiz.
During their stay, the formators also had the opportunity to get to know what the Teresianum had to offer academically as well as how the St John of the Cross International College functioned.
Taking part in the meeting were the Provincials who are members of the Steering Committee of the European Conference of Provincials, as well as Fr Agustí Borrell, Vicar General, and Fr Lukasz Kansy, Second Definitor, who discussed with the formators about the possibility of establishing a stage of “second novitiate” in Spain for Discalced Carmelites, to take place at the finish of theological studies, by means of which to encourage mutual knowledge and their training in the charism handed down to us from St Teresa and St John of the Cross.