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21 May 2023

Panama: the parish of Our Lady of Mount Carmel celebrates the OCDS Day

In an atmosphere of joyful fraternity, on  March 23, we celebrated the Eucharist marking the Day for the Secular Carmel, on the occasion of their 429th anniversary. Fr. Victorino Bal, Assistant of the OCDS Communities in our country presided at the Eucharist, assisted by Fr. Javier, our parish priest.

At the end of the Mass, the Seculars received a special blessing from our two priests and were subsequently invited to enter the convent, where the friars had prepared a banquet for them.

Fr Victorino told us that fraternal sharing among all the branches of Carmel is vital, because it enables us to cultivate the joy and friendship that characterizes the Teresian charism, in order to share it then with others.