On the 17th of December, last, the bi-annual meeting of our General Council with the members of the General Council of the Discalced Carmelites took place. Among other items on the agenda, information was shared about the General Congregation (O.Carm.) which took place in Niagara Falls in September, 2011, and the Extraordinary Definitory of the Discalced Carmelites, which took place in Ariccia, Rome in the same month. The two councils analysed together the new texts of the Carmelite liturgy in different languages. In addition, an in-depth conversation took place in relation to a possible collaboration in the restoration of the Wadi 'ain es-Siah, on Mount Carmel. It is expected that a joint commission will be set up to study the legal and financial problems involved in such a restoration, that is so necessary for this important location. The meeting, which was held in the OCD Curia, took place in a good atmosphere and in a spirit of fraternal collaboration. The next meeting will take place in March in our Curia house.