Meeting of the Discalced Carmelite novices of Italy

Meeting of the Discalced Carmelite novices of Italy

Between the 11th and the 15th of June past, a meeting of novices and their Masters from the Italian Provinces, took place in the Teresianum. Taking part were Fathers Marco Cabula (Liguria), Leonardo Cuccurullo (Naples), Gianni Bracchi (Venice) and Attilio Viganò (Lombardy), accompanied by the novices: Giuseppe Ginefra, Andrea Palmentura, Michele Piperis, Francesco Cotta, Francesco de March, Francesco Alloisio, Alessandro Futia and Arthur Randriamampionona.

During the meeting, Masters and novices were able to share fraternally how they were living in the various novice houses, as well as twice setting aside time for matters relating more to formation: once on Carmelite matters (the Rule, the prophet Elijah and the tradition of Carmel) and the other with religious-cultural content at a theoretical and practical level, by visiting places in Rome connected with the history of the primitive Church or the Teresian Carmel. For this second task they counted on the help of Professor Gianfrancesco Solferino.

The young novices were able to share also among themselves and with their Masters their hopes and their preoccupations with regard to the Teresian Carmel of the future.