Councilors

Role

To form the government of the community with the President and to support the director of formation.

Responsibilities

Formation and Christian and Carmelite Maturing of the Members of the community (CC 46).

  • Attend Council Meetings frequently, at a minimum once a quarter
  • Exercise discernment in admitting candidates to formation, to first promise, to definite promise, and to give its
    consent to admit those called to vows (CC 36 b, c, d, 39; 47a).
  • For just motives with the consent of the Provincial, it may reduce the period of formation to the first promise (CC 47)
  • Receive a member transferring from another Community.
  • Be well versed in the Constitutions and Statutes and local documents that govern the OCDS.
  • Preserving fraternal communion
  • Promote confident dialogue at different levels within the community, other communities, provincial, etc..Assist the president
  • Assist the formation director
  • Convene the community every 3 years for elections of the new council (CC 47).
  • After Elections, appoint the community secretary and treasurer.
  • Dismissal of members and discerning together with a member who of their own accord wants to leave the community.