In this issue, Peter Thomas reflects on the lives of 'active contemplatives' like Thomas Merton, Dorothy Day, Martin Luther King and Tich Nhat Hanh and their work for peace.
“When victims of violence are able to resist the temptation to retaliate, they become the most credible promoters of nonviolent peacemaking ... To be true a follower of Jesus today also includes embracing his teaching about nonviolence.” Pope Francis.
Congratulations to Januario Pinto and Matthew Tonini who graduated as Bachelors of Theology at St Patrick's Cathedral, Melbourne on 24 March.
Among those attending the Graduation Ceremony were Jina and Terry Mulligan and Alison and Flavio Tonini. Also present were Brs Agedo Bento, Martinho Da Cruz Lemos and Albino Dos Santos.
Januario and Matthew are now studying for their Masters degree in Theological Studies at the University of Divinity, Melbourne.
Fr Denis Andrew OCarm (Parish Priest), Lyn Bryant (Parish Secretary) and Fr Martinho Da Costa OCarm (Assistant Priest) feature in 2 articles in the March edition of Catholic Outlook (Diocese of Parramatta, NSW).
You can read the articles by clicking the links below:
You can download and save the scripture texts, reflections and prayers for Lectio Divina for each day of this month. Lectio Divina is a traditional way of praying the Scriptures. Visit our Lectio Divina page for more information about how to pray using Lectio Divina.
The Carmelite Sisters are building a new convent in Hera about 500 metres from our own Carmelite community there.
On Monday 6 March Fr Bruce Clark blessed the land on which the new convent will be built. A ground-breaking ceremony was held and a time capsule with the plans for the building and a Scapular were buried.
Sisters Mai and Remi, together with a number of sisters in formation were present at the ceremony, together with a number of our own student friars. Click here for more photos.
Fr Paul Cahill (Prior Provincial) has announced the appointment of Mr Damien Peile as the Delegate for the Carmelite Family. The role of the Carmelite Family Delegate is to work with others to develop opportunities for further formation and integration into the Carmelite Charism.
Damien will also continue his current role as Pastoral Advisor and Spiritual Companion at The Carmelite Centre. More infmormation about Damien and his new role.