500th birthday of La Madre

March 28, 2015 is the 500th year anniversary of the birthday of our holy foundress, the great St. Teresa of Avila. The whole Carmelite Family has been preparing for this significant event for the past five years by studying again her teachings and legacy. Many activities have been organized all over the world to make the Teresian teaching on Prayer more available and known to everyone.

In Vilvoorde, we have organized the following:

24 March, at 2-3pm    Vigil for Peace in response to the appeal of Pope Francis (Troostbasilica)
27 March at 7pm        Talk on theUniversal Teaching of St. Teresa in PRAYER (Trooststraat 2)

                                   by Josefina Dejoras, NDV, from Venasque, France
28 March  at 8:30 am  Eucharistic Celebration in honor of her exact 500th birthday

You are all welcome in these celebrations!

Community Elections

On Monday, 23 February, we held our community elections, presided over by our Father, Fr. Roeland Van Meerssche, and assisted by our confessor, Fr. Paul Delmé. The result is as follows:

Prioress           - Rev. Mother Lutgardis of Mary
1st councillor   - Sr Maria Luisa of the Immaculate Heart
2nd councillor - Sr. Mary Carmela of Jesus Crucified
3rd councillor  - Sr. Lutgart of the Holy Face

The outgoing prioress, Mother Ann Christi, who has led the community for many years can now take her much deserved rest. Thank you dearest Mother for your magnanimous heart and for being a real mother to the community all those years....

Our community with Father Povincial and Fr. Paul Delme. New addition to the are:
Sr. May Benedicta of God the Father, 1st from left -kneeling  (from the Carmel of Cebu)
and Rowena Valencia ( in white), our aspirant.