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The meeting of the General Formation Commission

38/2017 - 09 - 06

The General Formation Commission held its meeting at the General Curia house in Rome from the 15th to the 20th May, 2017. Fr. Benny Phang, O.Carm. (General Councillor for Formation), Fr. Noel Rosas, O.Carm. (Administrative Secretary of the General Formation Commission), and the members of the Commission: Fr. Quinn Conners, O.Carm. (PCM), Fr. Wayne Stanhope (Aust), Fr. Krispinus Ginting, O.Carm. (Indo), Fr. Jose Alex Valavanattu (Ind), Fr. Giampiero Molinari (General Secretary) and Fr. Onesmus Muthoka (Ken) were present at the meeting.

During this annual meeting, they reflected on a new document from the Holy See, namely, Ratio Fundamentalis Institutionis Sacerdotalis (2016) and discussed its importance for our own RIVC with the help of Fr. Orlando Torres, S.J. a formator and ex General Councillor for Formation of the Jesuits. They also discussed and prepared the International Gathering of Carmelite Students in Initial Formation, which will take place in Nijmegen, Mainz and Dachau from July the 22nd to the 5th August, 2018. The theme of this meeting is: “Blessed Titus Brandsma: Carmelite, Professor, Journalist and Martyr. Contemplation: the dynamic element that unifies them (RIVC, 28).”

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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." 


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