On March 31st, during his apostolic journey to Morocco, Pope Francis met at the Cathedral of Rabat with priests, religious, consecrated nuns and the Ecumenical Council of the Churches.
Our Discalced Carmelite Sisters from the Tangier monastery were able to participate, with great joy.
In this encounter with the successor of Peter, feeling accompanied and loved by the Holy Father and confirmed in the faith by him and his generous commennt in this Muslim African country
They were able to hear how Francis recalled that a small Christian community, like that of Morocco, is not insignificant. The Pope also called for collaboration, dialogue and charity between the various Christian confessions and with Islam. Our sisters are carrying out important restoration works on the monastery, costly but absolutely necessary. We will quote the words of our sisters in Tangiers: “We give thanks for everything we have received from our benefactors, thanks to whom, we have been able to take on some restructuring work in the house, some of which was very urgent. Thanks to them, we have been able to revamp the interior of a new, little chapel, which was blessed on 22 nd December by our Sr. Archbishop and named by him, the Tent of meeting.
‘Believing that a being called Love is indwelling at every moment of the day and night and who calls us to live in society with Him, trust me, this is what has made my life an anticipation of heaven’ (St. Elizabeth of the Trinity).
May this eternal meeting with Jesus, who dwells in us, help us to always be a place of communion and encounter”.