September the 27th last, Father General, Saverio Cannistrà, ocd, visited the group of twenty Discalced Carmelite Nuns who were at the Teresianum beginning the training course prepared by two of the Italian federations, in which collaborated Fr Christof Betschart, ocd, professor of our faculty and the Higher Institute for Formators (ISFO), dependent on the Institute of Psychology of the Gregorian University.
This course will be developed over three years and aims to offer an itinerary in which elements of formation are integrated into the Teresian charism, Christian anthropology and psychology. Each year, the nuns will reside eight full days in the Teresianum, with theoretical classes in the mornings of a more practical cut ─with the possibility during the afternoon of sharing the content received.
After sharing dinner with the Nuns and the Teresianum community, Fr Saverio was able to listen to our Carmelite sisters’ impressions of the first session of the course. He expressed satisfaction with both the development and the contents of the course and encouraged the religious to continue to take care of their formation. He was accompanied by Fr. Rafal Willkowski, his personal secretary and secretary also for the nuns.
Subsequently, Fr General took part in the first elective meeting of the Holy Trinity Association of Discalced Carmelite Nuns, the third among the Italian Nuns and whose establishment has just been approved by the Holy See. This meeting was held at Montecompatri, near Rome.