Tuesday, June 29, 2010

Canonical Visit to the Province of St. Albert of Trapani (Dumaguete and Sibulan)

On June 26, 2010, representatives from the National Council visited the communities of Dumaguete and Sibulan. The canonical visit was held at the Carmelite Monastery of Our Lady of Maravillas and St. Joseph in Sibulan, Dumaguete. Sis. Nani Culi made the report for the Dumaguete community, for and in behalf of their prioress who is absent, Sis Carmen Maturan. According to her, their formation materials are still the old one given by Sis. Nimfa. They still practice once a year retreat and recollection. Their second Sunday is a whole day affair when they have business and formation meeting. They just celebrated their Golden Jubilee last December 2009. They have feeding program and they visit the sick both in the hospital and in the house.

Sis. Gloria Jumawan, formation director reported that out of 54 members, only one half of them are attending the formation. Only few are using the Liturgy of the Hours, majority are still using Little Office.

Sis. Aster Ablir of the Sibulan community reported that they had held their election last March 14, 2010 with the following officers.

Prioress: Sis. Asteria Ablir
Formation Director: Sis. Consolacion Dagoy
Secretary: Sis. Suzette Carballo
Treasurer: Sis. Lucy Conejos
Councillors: Sis. Felisa Duran, Sis. Joy Mira, and Sis. Lorna Polinar

According to Sis. Aster, their activities are joined with the Dumaguete City community.

The National Council officers together with the Sibulan local officers

The Sibulan Community with the National Council

The National Council with the Dumaguete local officers

The Dumaguete community with the National Council

Lunch at the monastery

Dumaguete Carmel

The garden at the entrance of the monastery

During the open forum

At the Dumaguete Cathedral

Night at the Rizal Boulevard (L) and Our Lady of Mt. Carmel at the Chapel (R)

Our Lady of Maravillas at the chapel (L) and at the choir of the nuns as the chapel (R)

Dumaguet Cathedral (L) and Altar of the Cathedral (R)

Together with the nuns and the newly elected prioress of Dumaguete Carmel

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