The General Congregation, bringing together the members of the General Council, Prior Provincials, Commissaries General and Provincial, General Delegates and Presidents of the Regions, took place in the Hotel Casa São Nuno, Fatima, Portugal, from 18th September to 1st of October 2016. The theme of the meeting was “… more by our life than by our words” (Const. 24) – Missionaries of God’s tenderness and love”. The Prior General, in his final remarks, complimented all the participants for the  fraternal way in which the Congregation was conducted and for the kind of discernment that had taken place throughout the meeting. He also highlighted a number of the topics that were discussed at the meeting and invited all the members to approach the many challenges that the order faces in the coming years with authenticity, creativity, joy and generosity.  As a final act, the Prior General led the celebration of the Eucharist in the chapel of the Casa Sao Nuno.The General Congregation came to an end with the singing of the “Flos Carmeli”.

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