From the 29th of October to the 3rd of November, 2012, an International Congress was held at Sassone (Italy), on the theme, “Fr. Lorenzo van den Eerenbeemt, O.Carm., a gift of the Spirit for Carmel and for the Church”.
The Prior General, Fr. Fernando Millán Romeral, O.Carm., together with the Vice Prior General and Prior of the Curia, Fr. Christian Körner, O.Carm., along with other members of the Curia, welcomed the Spanish Ambassador to the Holy See,
From 26 October to 4 November 2012 seventeen formators from the Asia-Australia-Oceania region gathered at the Provincial House of the Saint Thomas Province in Thrissur, India. They listened, discussed, and studied three important topics presented by three excellent facilitators: Fr. Stanislaus Swammikannu, SDB (formation for formators),
The third congress of ALACAR (Latin American Association of Carmelites) was held in São Paulo, Brazil from the 22nd to 27th October. The theme of the meeting was "Community life in Carmel: gift and sign of joy and hope." More than 120 participants attended, including friars, nuns, sisters and lay Carmelites from both branches of the Order (O. Carm., and OCD).
A meeting was held in “Il Carmelo”, Sassone, Italy from 16 to 19 October of all the provincial bursars of the Order. Also present were around a dozen lay people who work as business managers or finance directors in various provinces.
Last October 20 a solemn celebration of the Eucharist took place in our Church in Paranavaí (Brasil) in thanksgiving for the canonical erection of the new General Commissariat of Paraná, which up to now was a Provincial Commissariat of the Upper German Province.