On Sunday, the 10th of December, 2017, the members of the General Curia community had their Advent retreat in the "Centro di Spiritualità Maria Madre del Carmelo” in Focene, Rome. Fr. Michael Plattig, O.Carm. President of the Institutum Carmelitanum, accepted the invitation to propose the meditation. Fr. Michael invited us to contemplate the mystery of the birth of Christ, making use of the article on “Mysticism” by Blessed Titus Brandsma. These profound and enriching reflections were of great help to the members of the Curia community in their preparation for Christmas.
As always the Carmelite Missionary Sisters of St. Therese of the Child Jesus, (SCMTBG) made us feel very at home, and helped to make this day of prayer and fraternity most enjoyable.