The Provincial Offices shall promote a Provincial Conference of the Lay Carmelite Order
open to all interested persons every two years in a city chosen by the Offices after
consultation with the Regional Coordinators of the Provinces.
The Lay Carmelite community or communities from the city chosen shall host the
Conference and be responsible for many of the duties to be carried out in preparing for
and presenting the Conference.
The theme of the Conference shall be determined by the Provincial Offices after
consulting with the regional coordinators.
In the off years when there is no Provincial Conference, regional conferences shall be
organized by the Regional Coordinators, if possible, with a committee selected from Lay
Carmelites in the area to host the meeting. Special circumstances may determine a yearly
regional conference in some cases.
The purposes of the Provincial and Regional Conferences are to promote the spiritual and
apostolic life of the Lay Carmelite Order; to review the legislation of the Order to meet
the needs of the present times; to improve communication and mutual support among the
communities and their members; and to discuss any matters which may be proposed by various