A Meeting of the General Commission for Carmelite Laity and Youth
The members of the General Commission for Carmelite Laity and Youth met in Rome from April 24 – April 27, 2015 for the second time since being appointed. They are: Fr. Joseph Hung, O.Carm. (Curia), Jennifer Wanjikyu (Kenya), Normita Lacanilao (Philippines) Jose Araujo Filho (Brazil), Michele Bonanno (Italy), Juan Luia Laghi (Youth of Peru), Maria Jose Garcia de la Barrera (Youth of Spain). They met under the guidance of Fr. Raul Maraví, O. Carm., General Councilor.
During the meeting there was a review of the work done during the previous year. The global plan of the Order in the area of lay Carmelites was discussed as well as the success of the electronic newsletter of the laity which will continue being published every three months. Two full days of meetings were devoted to the development of a reflection and formation document for Lay Carmelites to help their spiritual growth at a personal and communal level for the different groups, especially the Third Order. The Commission hopes to have the document ready for publication by the end of this year. All this work was done in a great fraternal atmosphere at the service of our great Carmelite Family.