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Electoral Chapter of the Monastery of Cabanatuan, Philippines


The Elective Chapter of the Carmelite Monastery of Cabanatuan, Philippines, was held 19 August 2013. The following were elected:

  • Prioress:  Sr. M. Dorotea Santiago, O.Carm.
  • 1st Councilor:   Sr. M. Leoncia Sampana , O.Carm.
  • 2nd Councilor:  Sr. M. Teresa Canillo, O.Carm.
  • 3rd Councilor:   Sr. M. del Carmen Cacayurin, O.Carm.
  • 4th Couniclor:   Sr. M. Dolores Asuncion, O.Carm.
  • Director of Novices:  Sr. M. Teresa Canillo, O.Carm.
  • Treasurer:  Sr. M. Regina Gutierrez , O.Carm.
  • Sacristan:  Sr. M. Dolores Asuncion, O.Carm.

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As Carmelites We live our life of allegiance to Jesus Christ and to serve Him faithfully with a pure heart and a clear conscience through a commitment to seek the face of the living God (the contemplative dimension of life), through prayer, through fraternity, and through service (diakonia). These three fundamental elements of the charism are not distinct and unrelated values, but closely interwoven. 

All of these we live under the protection, inspiration and guidance of Mary, Our Lady of Mount Carmel, whom we honor as "our Mother and sister."