Today, following the request made by Pope Francis for people to fast and pray for peace, the chapter members decided upon forms of fasting and moments of prayer.
The chapter members met in the main hall for the first session of the day. The theme of the day was, "Carmel in Mission, Windows of Hope". The session heard four presentations by different members of the Order, representing the four geographical areas.
Fr. Boniface Kimondolo (Kenya) talked about what is happening in Africa, underlining the aspects in which we Carmelites can offer some contribution to hope. He listed four points, simplicity of life, poverty, communion and peace, especially in relation to tribal conflicts.