Monday, 02 October 2017 14:08

JPIC Newsletter for October

JPIC69Web200'Let the poor speak!' Peter Thomas talks about the work of Dom Hélder Câmara, 'bishop of the slums', and Pope Francis in giving the poor a face and a voice in the church and the world.

'Both Hélder Câmara and Pope Francis are advocates of the poor. They both acknowledge charity but seem to witness to a more radical Christ-like position of being with the poor; of learning from the poor, of being in solidarity with the poor and of empowering the poor.'

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Monday, 02 October 2017 12:21

Our Facebook family continues to grow!

75KFFWeb200In the past month another 6,807 people have joined our Facebook family. Now we have 76,807 followers! Thank you for being part of our Carmelite Family. We hope that you will find here a place of reflection, prayer, inspiration and news from the Carmelites of Australia and Timor-Leste. We will continue to remember you in our Masses and prayers.

Find us on Facebook @carmelitesAET and click on ‘follow’ so you can see all our posts in your news feed.

Thursday, 14 September 2017 16:18

We will not remain silently complicit...

CFTEWeb200‘We will not remain silently complicit in the destruction of our common home,’ says the message from the International Carmelite JPIC meeting in Fatima. ‘We urge our Carmelite Family to join us in a commitment to study, prayer and the performance of very simple gestures that will contribute to substantive change in our lifestyles. The culture of indifference is one of the key challenges within our communities and societies. Blessed Titus Brandsma, along with many other Carmelite saints, reminds us “We are not called to do great things. We are called to do the ordinary things in grand style.”’

Thursday, 14 September 2017 15:39

Timor Sea Justice breakthrough

2017TSBWeb200In what has been described as a “breakthrough” by the two governments, Australia and East Timor have reached an agreement for the framework of a new treaty that will finally set permanent maritime boundaries between the two countries. The Timor Sea Justice Campaign’s spokesperson, Tom Clarke, welcomed the news but warned it was not yet a done deal.

Tuesday, 05 September 2017 16:29

New Carmelite Library Website

2017nlwwEB200The Carmelite Library at Middle Park is dedicated to the study of spirituality and mysticism. Its collection is quite unique in Australia.

It is the Province Library of the Carmelite Friars in Australia-Timor Leste and is open to the public. Set in the handsome surroundings of the Carmelite Hall, the Library is an ideal place to come and read, study or reflect. You can also borrow from our collection.

Read more about our Library | Visit the new Carmelite Library website

Tuesday, 05 September 2017 15:56

JPIC Newsletter for September

JPIC68Web200Deborah Guess writes about Radical Simplicity: Meditation and Ecological Care. ‘Meditation’, she says, ‘can bring about a change of heart.’ This change of heart is meaningless if it is not ‘expressed in specific ecological action and in a simpler way of living.’

The ecological crisis is also a summons to profound interior conversion. Pope Francis - Laudato Si'

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