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12 March 2024

Avila: Meeting of European Formators

The annual meeting of OCD European Formators was held in CITeS from 29th January to 2 February 2024. About thirty Formators from all the European OCD Circumscriptions, as well as Fr. Roberto Maria Pirastu, Definitor General, were in attendance.

Fr. Carlos Martinez Oliveras, Claretian, presented the theme chosen for this year’s meeting: “The most important current guidelines of the Church’s Magisterium on the question of formation in consecrated life and priestly ministry. Guidelines for an understanding of the most important problems in the current context.”   One session was spent in discussion about the revision of our Ratio and on an auto-evaluation scheme prepared by one of the Formators.

Participants also had the opportunity of visiting some Carmelite places of interest: St. Teresa’s birth place and museum, St. Joseph’s monastery and the convent and tomb of St. John of the Cross in Segovia.