Congress for the Fifth Centenary of The Birth of St. Teresa of Avila

5th December 2014

Logo Cent500 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.



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?

Nairobi 2014

Categories: The African Carmel

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