Tuesday, 20 April 2021 15:51

Two Carmelites Ordained in historic ceremony

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On Saturday, April 17, Br Matthew Tonini was ordained Priest and Br Agedo Bento ordained Deacon at the National Shrine of Our Lady of Mt Carmel, Middle Park (Vic) by Archbishop Peter A Comensoli, Archbishop of the Catholic Archdiocese of Melbourne. 

Many people from all around Australia including members of the East Timor Community came to support Matthew and Agedo. 19 priests (Carmelite, other religious and diocesan) concelebrated Mass.

Fr Matthew was the first Carmelite to be ordained Priest in Australia since 2005. Congratulations, Matthew and Agedo!

Fr Matthew will return to Our Lady of Mount Carmel in Coorparoo, Brisbane, Queensland as Assistant Priest. Br Agedo is completing his Master of Teaching degree at Australian Catholic University (ACU) in Melbourne.

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