The OCDS Communities of the Naples Province held two Provincial meetings in Bari (27-28 January) and in Maddaloni (3-4 February). They discussed their Constitutions under the headings: “Divine Call, Life-Long Commitment and Continuing Fidelity to our Charism”. Fr. Alzinir Debastiani, General Delegate for the OCDS, facilitated both meetings. Having heard the suggestions of the Secular Order members, he invited the Provincial Council to take note of all these observations in the preparation of the next Provincial Statute. The Acts of the Assembly will be published in a special volume being compiled by the Provincial President, Rosanna Sabatillo.
Fr. Alzinir commented on various themes relating to the OCDS Constitutions: their juridical significance and charismatic relevance for lay people’s lives, under the inspiration of St. Teresa. He also emphasized the vital role of community for a genuine experience of the divine call to the Secular Teresian Carmel.
As well as Fr. Alzinir, the OCD Provincial of Naples, Fr. Luigi Borriello, Fr. Andrew l’Afflitto and other Community assistants were aso present at the meetings.