Queen of Carmel

General Assembly
Houston, TX
May 19-26, 2008

The Assembly meets every three years to discuss business and elect a new Council.  This year it was sponsored by our Nuns in New Caney.   Their organization of the Assembly and generosity were appreciated by all who attended.

A special THANK YOU goes to our Council members who finished their term in 2008.

Pictured from to left to right are:
   Sr. Teresa Ann - Santa Clara, CA
   Sr. Yvonne - San Diego, CA
   Sr. Mary Clare - Terra Haute, IN
   Sr. Maria - Alhambra, CA
   Sr. Angel Teresa - New Caney, TX
   Sr. Donna - Piedmont, OK

The new Council members can be seen under the Council page.

Our speaker this year was Rev. James McCaffrey, OCD

Father McCaffrey is currently the Director of the Retreat Centre at the Carmelite house at Boars Hill, Oxford and is Prior of the Community.

His publications include his doctoral thesis:
"The House with Many Rooms - The Temple Theme of John 14, 2-3"
"Thirsting for God in Scripture"
"Prayer - The Heart of the Gospels"
"Reading the Scriptures with St. Therese - The Gospels Rediscovered"
and numerous articles.

Father shared with us his love of the Gospels and brought Scripture alive in his talks.   In October 2009 he will again share his gifts with us when he meets with the Sisters in Initial Formation in Redlands, CA.