Monday, January 18, 2010

Canonical Erection

     Hon. Judge Leonardo U. Afable, OCDS, the current Community President at that time, was the one who pettioned the Local Ordinary of Zambales, Most Rev. Fr. Deogracias Iniguez, D.D. for the Canonical Erection of the Community. 

     On January 28, 2003, the Bishop of Iba, Zambales, having no objection, has given his consent, approved the petition and recommended the Community to the OCD Superior General, for its Canonical Erection.

      Finaly on November 1, 2003, "Solemnity of all Saints", the request was approved by the Superior General Fr. Luis Arostegui, OCD and was 
Canonically Erected with Registry No. 12/03, giving birth to the OCDS "St. Teresa of Jesus and John of the Cross Community" with its official address:
    Secular Order of Disclaced Carmelites
    St. Teresa of Jesus and John of the Cross Community
    St. Therese House of Prayer
    OCDS - Retreat Center
    Carmelite Monastery Compound
    Ilwas, Subic, Zambales

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