On the 11th of July, the National Council of the TOC made their canonical visit to Mater Carmeli TOC community situated at the Mater Carmeli Monastery, Pugo Cecilio, Sta. Ignacia, Tarlac. Fr. Noel, Sis. Sally, Sis. Flor, Bro. Ruel of the National Council together with a TOC from Project 4 and Bro. Terry, an aspirant of the TOC in San Luis, Pampanga.
The group arrived at the monastery around 10:30 a.m. After having some merienda, the Regional Coordinator, Sis. Charito Andres, TOCarm., led the opening prayer. Bro. Benjie Syguan, TOCarm., the prior of the community, read his report regarding the status of the community and its members. The present membership of the community consists of 9 temporary professed and 4 novices. Bro. Benjie also asked if they could make their final profession but some members asked if they could defer it since the maximum required years is six (6). Also, to resolve the financial problem encountered by the community, a resolution was made that the Tarlac community transfer to the Province of St. Joseph (Bulacan/Pampanga region) upon the consent of the Our Lady of Nazareth TOC Community of Cabanatuan since both belong to the Central Luzon region. The resolution was proposed since the Province of St. Joseph has the capability to support the community.
After the meeting, the council members paid a visit to the nuns at the monastery.
In one of the gardens of the monastery