THE SECULAR CARMEL IN SOUTH AFRICA GROWS!
On 14 December 2017, two Secular Carmelites, Joan Ashby and
Ligia Da Silva, made their Definitive Promises at Our Lady of
Mount Carmel Church, Benoni, South Africa. Fr Mari Joseph was
the main celebrant at the Eucharist. All our Carmelite Priests
working in South Africa participated in the celebration. Fr
Boniface D'Souza preached the homily and explained the
importance of vocation and the necessity for commitment to the
The Celebration was witnessed by a large number of faithful
including Carmelite Nuns from Benoni. Before the Eucharistic
Celebration, Bridget Hodge, the President of OCDS community,
explained to the congregation the nature of the Secular
Carmelites vocation. Finally, Fr Arvin Tauro congratulated Joan
and Ligia and encouraged lay faithful to join the Secular Order.
The Celebration was rounded off with a delicious finger supper.