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.
Welcome to the latest issue of The Vine - our newsletter for Lay Carmelites in Australia and New Zealand.
In this issue:
Being a Lay Carmelite
Books for Timor-Leste
Discalced Carmelite Appointed Bishop
The Word of God and Silence
The Sancta Sophia Meditation Community at Warburton is celebrating 21 years supporting people on their spiritual journey and promoting inter-religious dialogue.
In 1996 Fr Ken Petersen, OCarm and Sr Kathleen Murphy, OP established Sancta Sophia. Over the past 21 years, Sancta Sophia has offered retreats, prayer days, spiritual direction and hosted a variety of events promoting inter-religious dialogue.
You can pdf download this year's program (2.22 MB) here.
Over 140 Lay Carmelites from Vietnam, Indonesia, the Philippines, Australia and New Zealand gathered in the beautiful Vung Tau area of Vietnam for the 3rd Regional Congress of Lay Carmelites from 15-20 February 2017. The theme was Carmelite Charism: from the Community to the Family.
They were joined by another 30 people who were the Vietnamese Carmelite friars in formation and the Donum Dei Sisters.
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.