Manila – Confreres from the Philippines and Vietnam gathered at the Carmelite Missionaries Center for Spirituality for their Annual Assembly March 29-31. With the presence of the Secretary General, Fr. Gustavo de Bonis, the Assembly focused their discussions on the Vocation and Formation Program. Other topics discussed were: strengthening collaboration with the laity, deepening our sense of mission, embracing our mission with love and financial matters. On the first day, Fr. Gustavo addressed the confreres on “Embracing our Mission with Love.” They also watched the video of Cardinal Tagle of Manila at the recent 51st International Eucharistic Congress in Cebu on the “Eucharist and Dialogue with Cultures.” There was also some time for recreation.