Nairobi, Kenya — 23-29 November 2014
“Teresa of Avila in Dialogue with Africa”
PARTICIPANTS: Each OCD region is encouraged to send two representatives (friars, nuns or OCDS)
DATES: Arrive Sunday evening, November 23; Depart Saturday morning, November 29.
VENUE: Retreat House of the Little Daughters of St. Joseph in Karen (Nairobi, Kenya).
COST: Participants (except speakers) cover their own travel costs; food and accommodation will be provided
LANGUAGES: French and English, with simultaneous translations
FORMAT: Talks, panel presentations, small group discussions, visits to Carmelite communities, etc.
SPEAKERS and TOPICS:
From Generalate: Fr. Emilio Martínez: The Spiritual Value of the Fifth Centenary
Sr. Colette Marie, OCD: Teresa of Avila: Woman from a Biblical Perspective
Sr. Domitile, OCD: The Relevance of St. Teresa of Avila for the Spiritual Journey of African Women Today
Fr. Valentin Ntumba, OCD: The Teresian Approach to the Word of God and Its Impact in Africa
Fr. Zacharie Igirukwayo, OCD: A Reading of the Spiritual Itinerary of the Interior Castle in the Light of African Rites of Initiation
Bernadette Gitari, OCDS: Role of the Secular Carmelites in Africa Today
Fr. Emmanuel Nnadozie, OCD: The Teresian Carmelite Charism from an African Perspective
Fr. Jerome Paluku, OCD: Teresian Carmel in Africa Today & the Mission Office
Br. Reginald Cruz, CFX: Nurturing Schools of Holiness in Africa: A Case Study in the Teresian Tradition (Br. Thierry)
Fr. Thomas Otang’a, OCD: Teresa and Africa: Monologue or Dialogue?