Tuesday, October 26, 2010

National Congress of TOC Formators

In celebration of the Formation Year, 39 Formators from all over the Philippines met in Manila from Oct. 15 – 17 to discuss about formation and the need of transformation within the Order. Different topics were presented by the provincial delegate and the national formation team. These are: Conversion (presented by Louis Barrientos, TOCarm), Community Life (Ruel Santos, TOCarm), The Role of Formators and Care for Formators (Rev. Fr. Noel Rosas, OCarm), Interior Castle and Transformation (Bing Velarde, TOCarm), and the Carmelite Saints on Conversion (Rossana Garcia, TOCarm). It is being planned to have a regular national congress for formators to strengthen formators and prepare would be formators.

Opening Mass at the Novitiate Chapel of the Springs of Carmel (Oct. 15)

Fr. Noel presiding at the Opening Mass

Sis. Mila Exconde, TOC - First Reading

Veneration of the relics of St. Teresa of Avila

The partcipants of the Formator's Congress
Dinner after the Mass

Sis. Sally Castro giving the opening remarks and mentioning the donated lot fo the Tertiary House

Bro. Louis Barrientos giving the 1st Talk

Talk on Conversion

2nd day Holy Mass

Consecration of the Bread

Consecration of the Wine

Holy Communion

Reporting during the group discussion (Mindanao group)

Group Discussion Reporting (Bicol group)

3rd Talk: Care and Role of Formators by Fr. Noel 

Our Lady of Mt. Carmel at the Chapel

Sis. Bing discussing The Interior Castle and Transformation

Sis. Rossana Garcia on "The Carmelite Saints and Conversion"

Closing of the Congress

The Participants

The Participants

Closing Mass celebrated by Fr. Noel Rosas and Fr. Anton Hoogland

Fr. Anton proclaiming the Gospel

Singing of the Flos Carmeli

The Delegates with Fr. Anton

The Delegates with Fr. Anton Hoogland

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