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10 July 2016

Formation of the Carmelite nuns and the centre of the Order

Paying attention to the petition made by our Carmelite sisters during the 2015 Avila General Chapter, in which they were present on May 19 and 20, the center of the Order is in the process of reflecting on the formation of the Discalced Carmelite nuns, for the purpose of drawing up a concrete plan for it in agreement with them.

Important milestones in the journey already begun, besides the meeting on last February 3, have been the meeting of the group of friars who advise the Definitory, which took place in Rome from the 1st to the 3rd June, as well as the recent meeting of Fr General with more than 135 nuns from Spain – which also included some nuns from Portugal – which took place in Avila from the 14th to the 18th of last June. Fr Saverio attended the meeting accompanied by the Vicar General, Fr Agustí Borrell, Fr Daniel Chowning the Definitor appointed for the nuns, as well as Fr Rafal Willkowski, the Secretary for the Nuns.

In the following link you can find the texts of Fr General’s conferences in Spanish (also available in Italian). Also available for everyone on the page are all the audios and videos of these conferences:

Around the same time, Fr General joined the Lombardy Association in their triennial assembly from the 26th to the 29th June and shared also with them the steps taken in this respect.