Fr Saverio Cannistrà is visiting the Discalced Carmelite Iberian Province of St Teresa of Jesus from the 3rd of April to the 15th of May. This visit will be completed later on (towards the end of this year) by Fr Agustí Borrell.
Fr Saverio began his visit in Madrid with a permanent formation week given to the religious of the Province, taking as a basis for his reflection the document on the State of the Order which he presented to the Ariccia Extraordinary Definitory, celebrated last September. Then Fr Saverio began visiting the monasteries of the Province in the regions of Aragón, Cataluña, Murcia, Andalucía and Extremadura, where he finished the visit. As well as meeting all the friars and speaking with them, Fr General will visit some of the Discalced Carmelite nuns’ monasteries and he will meet with the nuns of the various geographic areas in joint encounters. There are also meetings with the sisters and brothers of the OCDS and other lay groups who work alongside our communities. On the 5th of April, Fr. General visited the student community, located on Calle Triana in Madrid.
The visit has echoed outside the Order and Fr. General has given interviews to some public and diocesan media.