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Formation Commission 2013-2019

Benny Phang Khong Wing

Our spiritual masters have taught us a life of in obsequio Jesu Christi, whose authentic meaning is that person¬al encounter with Jesus Christ and discipleship is indispensable. This is the core of Carmelite formation. It is "a specific process through which a person learns to identify fully with the Carmelite ideal of life" (Con. 117),

therefore it is "a continual process of conversion of heart and spiritual transformation" (Con. 118). This formation should be presented in such a way that individuals can experience, understand and embrace it as a dynamic process which is to continue throughout their lives (RIVC 19) enriched with the Carmelite tradition and grounded on the socio anthropological-cultural context where the persons live. To realize these formation ideals, we are once again challenged to live authentically the identity we constantly profess throughout our Carmelite history by way of focusing the formation in fostering and building praying and prophetic Carmelite communities.

members

  • Benny Phang Khong Wing (praeses)
  • Roberto Noel Rosas (Phil)
  • Quinn Conners (PCM)       
  • Desiderio García Martínez (Arag-Cast)
  • Barnabas Krispinus Ginting (Indo)
  • Giampiero Molinari (Ita)
  • Onesmus Muthoka (Cat-Kenya)
  • Albeiro Luis Romero Martínez (Ita-Col)
  • Wayne Stanhope (Aus)
  • Jose Alex Valavanattu (Ind)

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As Carmelites We live our life of allegiance to Jesus Christ and to serve Him faithfully with a pure heart and a clear conscience through a commitment to seek the face of the living God (the contemplative dimension of life), through prayer, through fraternity, and through service (diakonia). These three fundamental elements of the charism are not distinct and unrelated values, but closely interwoven. 

All of these we live under the protection, inspiration and guidance of Mary, Our Lady of Mount Carmel, whom we honor as "our Mother and sister."