Vultum Dei Quaerere, Cor Orans and Art of Seeking God have introduced new trends in to women contemplative life. Several seminars, meetings were organised all over the world to understand and assimilate the novelty that the Church wants to introduce into the contemplative life.
As part of these efforts to understand, assimilate and apply, Fr. Johannes Gorantla our General Definitor incharge of South Asia has organised several regional meetings in the past three years. However in these days (from 26 January to 2 February) he along with Fr. Rafal Wilkowski, the secretary for the nuns has organised a workshop for all the Presidents and their councils at Carmelaram, Bangalore, India.
There were present 4 Presidents, their respective councils and other office bearers (30). The objective was to help our sisters in the administration of federations. In particular on the functions of the president, councils and other office bearers with emphasis on how to make visitations. Added to this the meeting gave an opportunity to discuss on the present situation of South Asian Carmel and try to find out its strengths and challenges. The inter association assembly unanimously agreed on some fundamental issues in order to live our life with increased enthusiasm. This gathering gave them an occasion to discuss about the possible collaboration between the associations.
South Asia has 37 Carmels with more than 500 sisters ( India 34; Srilanka 3). They are divided into 4 associations.