Our Father General Father Saverio Cannistra visited the whole Iberian region during the month of April and May. The Discalced Carmelites know their origins to two Spanish Saints – Saint Teresa of Jesus and Saint John of the Cross. They have a very strong numerical presence in Spain and they run most of the places related to our founders.
After a one week course of permanent formation in Madrid given to the religious of the province, Fr Saverio began visited the monasteries of the regions of Aragón, Cataluña, Murcia, Andalucía and Extremadura. A rather taxing visit. He also did his best to meet the nuns of the various geographic areas and the sisters and brothers of the OCDS and other lay groups who work alongside our communities.
Carmel is alive and fruitful in these regions. Father General came back full of hope in the future.