OCDS members in Malaysia and the Philippines held their triennial meetings from from the 25th to the 28th of April last.
In Malaysia, our brothers and sisters of the Secular order gathered in Kuala Lumpur to reflect on the subject: Working for better training, living love in the community. Around 80 members of the Kuala Lumpur communities were present, accompanied by Fr. John Chua, OCD, Delegate General in Taiwan-Singapore. During the meeting, new members of the OCDS Council for Malaysia were elected.
For their part, the OCDS of the Philippines met in Tagaytay. Members of the 46 communities of the Philippines were present, along with brothers and sisters of the OCDS in Vietnam, accompanied by Frs Reynaldo Sotelo, OCD, Provincial, and Benedict Piango, OCD, Provincial delegate for the Secular Order. In this case, the theme of the meeting revolved around what has constituted the centre of reflection of the communities during the last three years: Secular Carmelites living the love of Christ in modern times.
May the Lord continue blessing our Secular Order in the lands of Malaysia, the Philippines and Vietnam, who live their vocation as members of the Teresian family in a sometimes difficult and even hostile environment.