Friday, 01 September 2017 08:38

Our Facebook family grows to 70,000+!

201770kFBLWeb200Our Facebook family has grown to over 70,000 followers! We are sharing our Carmelite spirituality mainly throughout the Asian region including with nearly 17,000 people in Timor-Leste. Our posts include news and events, Carmelite Centre events, Lectio Divina, reflections for feast days and reflections on the Word of God and Carmelite tradition. 61% of our followers are male and most followers are between 18-24 years old.

To join our family, find us on Facebook @carmelitesAET and click on ‘follow’. You will see all our posts in your news feed.

Thursday, 31 August 2017 10:11

Carmelites receive ministries in Timor-Leste

2017ATLWeb200Seven of our young Carmelite students in Timor-Leste have received the ministries of Lector and Acolyte over recent months.

Brothers Cesaltino, Julião and David received the ministry of Lector and Brothers Anacleto, José, Frangelino and Silvestre received the ministry of Acolyte from Fr Paul Cahill (Prior Provincial).

Lectors proclaim the Word of God in liturgical assemblies, instruct adults and children in the faith and prepare them to receive....

Thursday, 31 August 2017 09:56

Lay Carmelite Profession in Cootamundra

2017LCPJWeb200Noel Wilson made his first profession as a Lay Carmelite in Sacred Heart Church, Cootamundra recently. Fr Paul Gurr (Provincial Delegate for the Lay Carmelites) received Noel's profession.

Chris Wade (Lay Carmelite Moderator) and Marian Tonkes (Jamberoo Lay Carmelite community) joined a number of local parishioners for the Profession, together with Fr Joshy Kurien (Parish Priest).

Congratulations, Noel! You can visit our Lay Carmelite page here for more information about the Lay Carmelites.

Thursday, 31 August 2017 09:49

Lectio Divina for September

Lectio200WebYou 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.

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  pdf Lectio Divina September 2017 in PDF format (952 KB)

2017SK50thWeb200Today Brother Sean Keefe celebrates 50 years of Carmelite life. Since he made his first profession of vows as a Carmelite in 1967, Br Sean's journey has taken him to many places and seen him do everything from looking after chooks to teaching and student welfare in Carmelite schools and community involvement.

Born in Louisville, Kentucky, Br Sean has been working at Whitefriars College as a teacher and chaplain since 2001 and heavily involved in fund-raising and support for Timor-Leste since 2004.

Tuesday, 22 August 2017 15:36

Carmelite Centre launches new website

2017TCCMWeb200The Carmelite Centre Melbourne facilitates spiritual journeys, personal growth and community in the Carmelite tradition and has just launched its new website.

Details of the various offerings in meditation, prayer, Carmelite tradition, spiritual learning, retreats and prayer days, Lectio Divina and sacred scripture are available on the site. You can also download the program of events for this year.

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