P. Riccardo Brandi, (Neap)
P. Temp.: 25-03-87
P. Soll.: 24-04-88
P. Elia Jacobucci, (Ita)
P. Temp.: 06-10-56
P. Soll.: 29-01-61
Asian Formators Conference, Cikanyere, Indonesia, 25-30 May 2010 The Asia-Australia-Oceania Formators Conference was held in Cikanyere, Indonesia from 25th to 30th May 2010. Although the facilitator, Fr. Joseph Chalmers, O. Carm., was unable to come due to unforeseen problems, the conference ran smoothly using procedures Fr. Chalmers provided for use in his absence.
On 25th May, the conference was opened by Fr. Albertus Herwanta, O.Carm., General Councillor for Asia, Australia and Oceania, and then continued with a discussion on the reality (world) in which the formators live. In the session, they discussed the descriptions and expectations of their respective realities.
The titles of the topics discussed were: 'Transformed in Order to Transform', 'Living in Allegiance to Jesus Christ', 'Fraternity', 'Dealing with Darkness', 'Into the Night', 'Into the Castle', 'The Call to Contemplation', 'Mary and the Eucharist', and 'Carmelites in the Midst of the People'.
On the final day, the participants were invited to evaluate the program together. Each of them shared their experiences and what they felt and learned during the conference. Then the participants were invited to study the statement of the Asia-Australia-Oceania Formators which will be sent to the International Conference of Carmelite Formators to be held in Brazil this coming August.