Wednesday 10 October 2012

Carmelites in the Holy Land

The International Formation Commission of the Order organized an in the Holy Land From the 29th August to 12th September 2012 a group of 38 Carmelites were in the Holy Land for an on-going formation programme entitled “Back to the sources”. Participants came from most of the provinces around the world: North and South America, Asia, Africa and Europe.

The group were based at the OCD Centre “Stella Maris” to start with and then moved to Jerusalem.
During the 2 week stay in the Holy Land they had a full programme with a number of conferences given by various members of the order.  They also found time to visit most of the Carmelite sites on Mount Carmel and to take in the spirit of the place which inspired our founding brethren and also the brotherhood of prophets remembering of course Elijah and Elisha.  Galilee and a number of the sites connected with the life and ministry of Jesus were also visited as well as Bethlehem and Bethany and the major sites in the city of Jerusalem.
Francis Kemsley returned to Aylesford with wqonderful tales and anecdotes about the trip and also saying what a wonderful experience it had been.




1 comment:

  1. Father Francis, will you be writing about your experiences? I'm sure they would make wonderful and inspiring reading.