Questions in view of the General Chapter

we invite you to answer these questions for General Chapter 2013

"A word of hope and salvation" (Const. 24): living the charism and mission of Carmel today”.
Some Quotations and Reflections while you are getting ready ....

A serious and constant discernment is necessary, to hear what the Spirit is saying to the community (cf. Rev 2:7) to recognise what comes from the Lord and whatever is contrary (cf. Vita consecrata, 73). Without discernment, together with prayer and reflection, consecrated life runs the risk of giving into the criteria of this world: to individualism, to consumerism, to materialism: criteria by which fraternity is diminished and consecrated life itself loses its appeal and its edge. Be masters of discernment, so that your brothers and your sisters take on this “habitus” and your communities become an eloquent sign for the world of today.  (Pope Beneict XVI addressing the assembly of the Union of Superiors General, 2011. Quoted in the address by the Prior General to the 2011 General Congregation in Niagara.)