Monasteries of nuns within the Carmelite Order (the Ancient Observance) are autonomous, but in various regions of the world they come together in federations to share ideas and support one another.
In April this year, during a meeting of prioresses, 11 of the 12
monasteries of nuns within the Carmelite Order in Italy decided to join
together in a federation. This formalisation of relations follows many
years of discussion and some previous experience of cooperation in
various fields, such as formation. The monasteries are part of the two
Provinces and the one General Commissariat of the Order in Italy. FULL ARTICLE