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Friday, 20 July 2018 09:29

Feast of Elijah, the Prophet

ElijahWFCToday Carmelites throughout the world celebrate the Solemnity of the Old Testament Prophet, Elijah. In the Carmelite tradition Elijah is regarded as the spiritual father of and a source of inspiration for Carmelites.

From Elijah, Carmelites learn to be people who stand before God
with undivided heart, entirely dedicated to his service,
and aflame with a passionate love for God and others.

Tuesday, 10 July 2018 09:13

Br Donato Ordained Deacon

2018DDWeb150Timorese Carmelite, Br Donato De Jesus Marçal, was part of a group of Deacons ordained on 8 July.  Bishop Y. Kopong Kung (Bishop of Larantuka) ordained the 10 class-mates at the Carmelite Community in Wairklau, Flores. Donato completed his studies in Flores earlier this year. After a period of pastoral experience in Timor he will be ordained priest.

Our warm congratulations and best wishes go to Donato both for his Ordination as a Deacon and for his further preparation for Priesthood.

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Saturday, 07 July 2018 15:55

Mothers' Mass & Novena of Prayer

LaBrunaWeb150You are warmly invited to join us in celebrating the Feast of Our Lady of Mount Carmel on Sunday 15 July at 10.30am at the National Shrine of Our Lady of Mount Carmel (cnr Richardson & Wright Sts, Middle Park, Vic). You can also join with us in the Novena of Prayer on the 9 days before the Feast.

During the Novena of Prayer Carmelites offer their prayers for the members of the Carmelite Family and for those in need.

  pdf Download the Prayer for each day of the Novena (482 KB)

2018LVPGWeb150Fr Fernando Millán Romeral, Carmelite Prior General, has issued a letter and video message to the Carmelite Family for the approaching Solemnity of Our Lady of Mount Carmel on 16 July.

Read the letter from the Prior General

Watch the video message

Friday, 29 June 2018 16:23

JPIC Newsletter for July

JPIC77Peter Thomas, of the JPIC Team, shares his thoughts on JUSTICE ... "Justice is at the cutting edge of the Christian calling, a requirement without which love becomes pure sentimentality."

pdf JPIC No 77 July 2018 (1.01 MB) | Visit our JPIC page

Tuesday, 05 June 2018 13:43

Deep wells ... Living water

2018PAWeb150Deep wells … Living water is the theme of the Provincial Assembly of Carmelites to be held in Melbourne form 18-22 June this year. Taken from the story of Jesus’ encounter with the woman at the well (John 4:1-42), the image of the deep well is an image of the Carmelite contemplative journey. As Jacob dug the well in the story to find water, we also need to dig deep within so that we might meet the living water which is Jesus Christ. During our days together we will work on a common vision for our Province, launch our Safeguarding Policies and begin our preparation for the Provincial Chapter next year. Please keep us in your thoughts and prayers.

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