More than 40 Carmelites gathered at Blessed Titus Brandsma community in Fatuhada in Dili to welcome 3 new candidates into the Pre-Novitiate program. They are Manuel Xavier Gonzaga, Moises Soares, and Constantino Barreto Amaral. During the same celebration of Evening Prayer our 6 first year pre-novices were also admitted to the second year of the pre-novitiate program. Fr Paul Cahill (Prior Provincial) presided at the celebration and presented a small cross and medal to the pre-novices as a sign of their participation in the program.
The pre-Novices, Carmelites and guests shared food, drink, songs and dancing after the ceremony.