Colloquium of the O.Carm. Schools in the Philippines
Forty-one Carmelite educators from the four O.Carm. schools in the Philippines (Mount Carmel College of Escalante, Negros Occidental; Mount Carmel College of San Francisco, Mount Carmel High School of Rosario and Father Urios High School of Prosperidad)
gathered on November 17-20, 2010 for their triennial colloquium at Mount Carmel College in San Francisco, Agusan del Sur in southern Philippines. In a spirit of fellowship and communion the delegates celebrated together as they discerned and listened to the different presentations of the resource speakers and co-delegates. Fr. Artemio Jusayan, the Commissary General who also serves as the Chair of the National Board of Trustees of the Carmelite School System in the Philippines exhorted the educators in their vocation and role as Carmelite educators. Other resource persons were Frs. Gabriel Dolotina, Alaindelon Balasabas and Christian Buenafe who also shared their experiences, insights and learning from the First International Congress of Carmelite schools in Dublin last April. The lay-consultants Noel Valencia and Lisa Clamor also presented to the school heads and principle stakeholders the results of the 10-year summing-up of the O.Carm. school ministry in the country for its validation and further enrichment. The delegates also met the students during their school visit and strengthened the bond among the Carmelites educators and students.