My assignment is to minister to the people of God as resource person in the Formation and as a Carmelite presence among the members of our Religious Community as well as among the community of believers of our parish.
In my younger years we the Carmelite Sister’s were assigned to a poor area like the province of Aurora where the Carmelite Fathers were based so we could benefit from theirs Formation program and Carmelite Spirituality classes.
We ministered to the people by organizing them into (BEC) Basic Ecclesial Community. We introduced the bible and gave each family a copy and taught them how to use it. Those who could read liked the experience of learning and enjoyed it. They learned how to share knowledge and experience. Some became a catechist, others joined the health program and became health workers.
For the elementary student our musician sisters taught them how to play the guitar and sing hymns for mass. For 29 years now the choir we set up in 1988 is still functioning and we are not there anymore but they continue to serve the church.
According to Pat Farrel, OSL of LCWR: “When we think of the church and of the world, they go together.”