Following the election of the new Commissary Provincial, Miguel Baccigalupo, and his council, Jerry Payea and Eduardo Rivero, the members of the Assembly and the soon-to-be novices traveled by bus to our collegio, Nuestra Señora del Carmen (Carmelitas), for the inauguration ceremony of the new auditorium. The evening began with the school administration, the Carmelites, and a few invited guests gathered in the entrance to the auditorium for the unveiling of the name of the building.
The prior provincial was asked to say a few words and he congratulated all those who worked to make this project a reality. He gave a special thanks to Rodolfo Aznaran who, as president of the school, guided the project. He said that “we not only have a new auditorium but the Carmelite Order and the local Church has a much stronger school because of the work of Brother Rodolfo.”
The group then moved into the 800 seat main hall of the auditorium where they were joined by many members of the faculty, Peruvian artists, alumni, students, and parents of the school. The prior general, Fernando Millán, gave a presentation on the Carmelite ministry in education. He reminded the group that the Order and its schools have care of approximately 35,000 students in its 32 schools around the world.
Following some words of thanks from out-going president of the collegio, Rodolfo Aznarán, the group was treated to a variety of artistic presentations. There were dances and musical medleys, and finally a selection of music from the tour “Combi” by Lucho Quequezana. This music was nominated for the Latin Grammy in 2014 and won the “National Award for Creativity and Ambassador of the Peruvian Brand.”
The highlight of the evening was when Adolfo Medrano, the new president of Carmelitas, was invited to the stage to play the congos with Lucho Quequezana and his band. Adolfo did us proud!
On Friday, during Morning Prayer, the Prior General, Fernando Millán, received three men from El Salvador and one man from Mexico into the novitiate.
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