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Formation Seminar

October 31, 2008

OCDS Formation Seminar

 Mt Carmel Retreat Centre, Varroville 17th -19th October 2008

Forty participants, including OCDS members from all over Australia, one from Samoa, and one member of the Lay Carmelite Order, (T.O.C) gathered for the OCDS Formation Seminar. All were very much inspired and enriched by the informative and encouraging instruction regarding the dynamics and necessary requirements for good formation of candidates, given by the General Delegate for OCDS, Fr Aloysius Deeney OCD. Members appreciated the participation and support of the Regional Delegate to the OCDS, Fr Paul Maunder OCD and the support of Fr Greg Homeming, Regional Vicar, who gave a short address regarding collaboration and mission. All enjoyed joining together for daily Mass, Morning, Evening and Night prayer, conferences, discussion groups and of course, fellowship. Members returned to their Communities with renewed enthusiasm to love and serve God in their lives and through their OCDS vocation, for the good of their Communities and the wider Church.