American Carmelite, Fr Quinn Conners, celebrated Mass outside the White House in solidarity with refugees. Also present were young Carmelites from the Carmelite Student House in Washington.
‘All are welcome in this place,’ a crowd of people sang in Lafayette Square outside of the White House this afternoon. More than 550 people gathered to attend a Mass organized by young Catholics and celebrated by (Carmelite) Father Quinn Conners in Washington, D.C., to express their solidarity with refugees and immigrants.
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Welcome to this issue of our Justice, Peace & Integrity of Creation newsletter.
In this issue:
'Climate Change is not a belief system - it's a science!' A special issue featuring Professor Will Steffan (Australian Climate Council Scientist), Fr Sean McDonagh (eco-theologian), the Carmelite NGO, & Pope Francis.
The 2017 edition of the Carmelite Liturgical Guide is now available.
The Guide integrates in Carmelite Liturgical Calendar with the liturgical calendars of Australia and Timor-Leste to provide a guide to the Seasons, Solemnities, Feasts, Memorials and Carmelite celebrations for every day of the year.
Lay Carmelites from the Asia-Oceania-Australia Region of the Order will meet in Vung Tau, two hours east of Ho Chi Minh City, from 15 - 20 February.
Fr Fernando Millán Romeral (Prior General) will be the keynote speaker. The theme of the gathering is: Carmelite Charism: from the Community to the Family - How Lay Carmelites live the Carmelite Charism where they are. Some 8 Lay Carmelites form Australia and New Zealand will attend the 4 day gathering together with Fr Paul Gurr (Provincial Delegate for the Lay Carmelites).
The Carmelite Centre Melbourne has published its program for 2017.
The Centre offers a variety of readings groups and talks on various topics, courses and practise in Meditation and Lectio Divina, retreat days and Spiritual Direction. As well, there are talks about Carmelite figures like St Mary Magdalen de Pazzi and Edith Stein.