From October 26th to 31st 2017, the members of the General Carmelite Laity Commission gathered in the General Curia in Rome. The group worked on two main agendas: Firstly, the revision of the final draft of the formation manual for the TOC and Carmelite Laity. Secondly, details for the next International Lay Carmelite congress, that will be held from 15th September (arrival) to 21st September (departure) 2018 in Rome, Italy. The theme of the congress will be “Our Lady of Carmel: Mother of Family”. In the next few days we will send out to all the Provinces, Delegations and Commissariats the convocation letter and practical information about the congress.