BANGUI, JANUARY 8, 2021 (CISA) – The Catholic pastoral charity and pontifical foundation, Aid to the Church in Need (ACN) International has given a financial boost to Carmelite Novices to facilitate their formation to religious life.
A January 5 report by ACN, confirms the 25,000 Euro contribution. ACN leadership noted that the formation had been hugely interrupted by the Covid 19 pandemic and the violence the country experienced in the last month’s elections.
“Padre Federico puts all his trust in Divine Providence and in the excellent collaboration between all the teaching staff, who are responsible for the spiritual, human and intellectual formation of the young men in their care. So that they can continue their studies without interruption, ACN has promised a contribution of 25,000 Euros towards the cost,” ACN said in the report
ACN further reports that the prayer life of the young Novices has been intensified and communal life strengthened by the challenges contrary to what should have been expected.
“The Carmelites are in any case well used to emergency situations,” reports ACN.
Currently, there are 38 young men in formation, 23 of them in CAR and 15 in Cameroon. The formation is a massive challenge for the Religious order at the moment.