Here I am in Italy, where I'll stay for about ten days. These are busy days: meetings, programs and, hopefully, a bit of rest.
I arrived in Turin on October 26th , and after visiting my family, Saturday and Sunday 29th and 30th of October I have been in Arenzano and Genoa for two important events: the Solemn Profession of vows and diaconate of two of our young Carmelites: Brothers Lorenzo and Odilon. Brother Odilon is a Central African guy, and now he is ending his theological studies. He has been in Italy for some years. In a few months he will return to Central Africa beginning his pastoral work in his own Country.
Their Solemn Profession is the definitive commitment through the vows of Chastity, Poverty and Obedience. It is a very intense moment for our two young people, but also for our Discalced Carmelite Genoese Province. It is also a highly significant moment of celebration and thanksgiving for the gift of vocations and for the gift of brotherhood. It's nice to get together, even if in many situations the distance is so great and not always it’s possible to meet everyone.
In the following days I'll visit some friends, and in the coming weeks I will meet others...
It's always beautifully to find out much attention and love for Bozoum and deep interest about all that happens there.