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Sunday, May 14, 2017

Provincial Chapter 2

Provincial Chapter 2
Saturday and Sunday (May 6th and 7th) we suspend the Chapter’s work. As for me it’s an opportunity, among other commitments, to spend some time in Cuneo with my family.
On Monday morning, at 9.30am, the Chapter restarts working. This week we listen and discuss the Communities reports of our Province.
Wednesday is the turn of Central Africa. For the occasion are with us Father Anastasio, the historic Administrator of the Missions, and Father Domenico who is in charge  for the Mission in Cameroon. Our relation is about the reality, hopes and difficulties of the work we carry on in Central Africa.
At the end of the morning we celebrate the Eucharist. The main celebrant is the Central African Father Mesmin, superior of Bangui's House. An exceptional guest is present too: a statue of baby Jesus well dressed up in an African style, embroidered with African motifs by Eva Kolmann, on Regina's design. This precious dress, just today, leaves towards Prague, where Father Mesmin, along with our Fathers, will take it to the Shrine of the “Infant Jesus of Praha” as a sign of gratitude and consecration of our Central African Mission.
The Chapter then continues and today, Saturday May 13th, we celebrate the end of our work with the Mass and the signing of the book of the legal Acts, which will be the testimony of our work to the future generations, to the History.
The 21 Carmelites present at the Chapter return to their communities, bringing with them reflections, work, prayer, fraternity and joy to be shared with all others Friars.

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