The younger members of the Flemish Federation of Carmels with their guest speaker, Fr. Martin Faingnaert, ocd

Closing Ceremony - in the presence of the Provincial, Fr. Roeland, OCD and the present and previous presidents of the Flemish Federation; Sr. Thérèse and Mother Kristin

Ten of the younger sisters from the Flemish Federation of Carmels gathered once again in the Carmel of Weelde in Belgium. This is now their 4th meeting since the group was organized in 2013. During this Jubilee Year of Mercy they invited a fellow Carmelite, Fr. Martin Faingnaert, to talk on the theme: "God's Name is Mercy" . First conference was on: "God's Mercy in the Life of St. Therese" and the 2nd " The vision of Pope Francis on a Church of Mercy".

The Sisters spent moments of praying together, deep sharing of experiences, laughters and a tour inside the monastery after a picknick in the garden. The one and a half-day meeting culminated in the Holy Eucharist and a Closing Ceremony around the Works of Mercy. They also spent time with the host community over a cup of coffee. The young sisters presented a short program as a token of gratitude and appreciation: 2 speeches, 1 sister played the violin and a video presentation. It was a grace-filled and joyful day, worthy of looking back and looking forward to the next meeting. Everything is a Grace and is God's Mercy!

more photos:
video: 4th Meeting of Young Carmelites in Flanders

link to the video of the previous meetings (2013-2015):