On 26 February we received the visit of Bishop Gilbert Garcera of the diocese of Daet, Camarines Sur, in the Philippines. With him were his chancelor and Fr. Ruben Torres, who presently resides in the seminary in Amsterdam. Kind-hearted lay Filipinos drove them to Belgium to visit the Carmels of Vilvoorde and Antwerp, the latter now preparing to welcome their two new Fillipina Sisters from Naga Carmel, who will be coming soon.
It was a short but very memorable visit. We thanked the Bishop for including us in his itinerary after their Adlimina visit in Rome with the holy Father, Pope Benedict XVI.
(Two of our Sisters are not in the photo so the community here is not complete)