ORDER OF CARMELITES – GENERAL CONGREGATION
NIAGARA FALLS, CANADA, 5 – 16 SEPTEMBER 2011
QUALITER RESPONDENDUM SIT QUAERENTIBUS
Some reflections before the meeting:
1. The General Chapter of 2007 took as its theme “Praying and Prophetic Communities in a Changing World” and the speakers who addressed the assembly chose to concentrate on the figure of Elijah as an exemplar of contemplation, on the figure of Jesus Christ as the one we follow, or on the shifting sociological and demographic patterns of the contemporary world. The final message from the Chapter to the Carmelite Familiy described community as a place for authentic human values and respectful relationships.