The last Provincial Chapter of the Upper German Province, before the unification with the Lower German Province, scheduled for the 1st of January, 2013, took place in Springiersbach, Germany, from the 28th of May to the 1st of June just gone by. In view of the forthcoming unification no elections were held.
On Thursday the 17th of May the final evening in a series of evenings under the title, The Beauty of Carmel ... paintings, music and poetry”, took place at St. Albert’s International Centre (CISA) in Rome.
The members of the Preparatory Commission the General Chapter 2013, Ben Wolbers (Neer), Desiderio Garcia Martinez (Arag) Simplisio Manyika (Hib-Zimb), Carl Markelz (PCM), Francisco de Sales Alencar (Pern) and Artemio Jusayan (Phil) met at the General Curia from the 21st to the 25th of May, 2012.
On the 19th of April, 2012, in the company of Fr. Josef Jancar, the Procurator General, the Prior General, Fernando Millán Romeral, O.Carm., presided at the engagement of 8 missionary workers (DDMF) in Le Fins (France), in the birth-place of Fr. Marcel Roussel-Galle, the founder of the Donum Dei Missionary Family.