Coordinators and advisers met in Ávila

The St. Teresa Spirituality Centre, Carmelite House, was chosen to host the meeting of the European Secular Missionary Carmelite Coordinators and Advisors from 9 to 11 February 2024.

Taking the pulse of the groups, sharing their activities, problems and expectations was the initial topic. Then we talked about the European Assembly, about the one in Ibiza last year and mainly about the one that is already being prepared for this year in Barcelona.

But the CMS Training Plan has been the focus of this meeting and, as such, has taken up much of our time. Starting from the Training Itinerary that has been offered to the CMS all over the world, it has to be adapted to each demarcation. We took the first step of trying to sort out some of the topics that make the most sense for Europe. A small team (3 advisors and 4 coordinators) was set up to continue the work started.

The whole meeting was punctuated by moments of deep prayer, integrating also the theme of the General Chapter of the Carmelite Missionary Sisters. "on the synodal journey, communion and prophetic proclamation".creating unity and a sense of family.

As usual, whenever we are close to the sisters' communities, we went to visit the community of older sisters. It is always a moment of great joy, for them and for us.

CMS European Committee

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