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"Lay People are, put simply, the vast majority of the people of God" (Evangelii Gaudium 102)
In the Carmelite Family the laity represents a great number of faithful who live the Carmelite spirituality and are inspired by the charism of the Order in their daily lives. These men and women, adult and young, have been called by the Lord to share a mission within our Order, in the Church, and ultimately in our modern societies.
In his recent Apostolic Exhortation Evangelii Gaudium, Pope Francis challenges the Church, and hence our Order, both to promote the laity to take over greater responsibility and to let the youth exercise leadership.
- Raúl Maraví Cabrera (praeses)
- José Araújo Filho (Pern)
- Michele Bonanno (T.O.C.-Ita)
- Joseph Hung Tran (SEL)
- Tote García de la Barrera
- Normita Lacanilao (T.O.C.-Phil)
- Juan Luis Laghi
- Désiré Unen Alimange (Ita-RDC)
- Jennifer Wanjiku (T.O.C.-Ken)