Carmelite Symposium in Chicago
(l to r) Prior General, Fernando Millán Romeral, O.Carm., Cardinal Blase Joseph Cupich, Fr. Daniel Chowning, OCD, Fr. William Harry, O.Carm.
On June 26, the Prior General, Fernando Millán Romeral, O.Carm., spoke at the Carmelite symposium that was held on the campus of Loyola University in Chicago (USA). Organized by the Carmelite Institute of North America, the event was entitled “Pope Francis points the way for Carmel” and dealt with the inspiration that Carmelites may find in the pontificate of Pope Francis. In his address, the Prior General recalled the different occasions on which he has met Pope Francis and the different challenges that these years of his pontificate present to Carmel. The participants at the symposium included the provincials of the PCM province, Fr. William Harry, O.Carm., (who reported on the activities of the Carmelite Institute) and of the North American Province of St. Elias, Fr. Michael Kissane, O.Carm. along with many Carmelite and Discalced Carmelite friars, Carmelite sisters and lay Carmelites from many different groups. Cardinal Blase Joseph Cupich of Chicago, pictured above, presided over the opening mass.