Recently, on the 31st of January, there arrived in East Timor the last of the missionaries who, for the moment, will be incorporated into this Young Teresian Carmel presence. It is Fr Nuno, a Discalced Carmelite, born in this country, who has just finished his studies in Portugal.
Our missionaries continue their pastoral activities, while they are hoping for the definitive incorporation into the community of the new member who, at present, is spending a few days with his family.
Fr Noé, from Timor, teaches in some diocesan schools and spiritually accompanies seminarians, among many other duties.
For his part, Fr Antonio González, (a Spaniard from the Iberian Province), has joined the formation team of the Preparatory Seminary, as assistant to the spiritual director. He also teaches History of Spirituality and also, this year, Spiritual Discernment. He is also accompanying four formative communities of religious Sisters, by retreat or formation days and accompanies postulants, novices and junior Sisters. We also help out in a couple of parishes. There is an intense task to accomplish in offering this service of spirituality and formation in this Church.
The arrival of Fr Nuno allows us to think about the possibility of going in search of vocations, but the situation continues to be quite precarious. We are praying to the Lord of the vineyard to awaken the call to the missions in some of the friars who could strengthen this nascent presence.