Thursday, 14 December 2017 17:41

5 new novices in Timor-Leste

2017RECEPTIONSWeb200On Friday 8 December Fr Paul Cahill (Prior Provincial) formally received Samuel Lopes, João Batista Caunan, Alipio Godinho, Antonio Junias Da Gloria and Lucas Dos Santos Martins into the Novitiate at Hera, Timor-Leste.

For the past 2 years these young men have been preparing to become novices in our community at Fatuhada in Dili. We welcome them as they begin the Novitiate – a special year of learning more about the Carmelite journey of transformation. More photos.

Friday, 08 December 2017 11:45

2nd Sunday of Advent

2017A2Web200The magnificent first reading from the prophet Isaiah this weekend paints a picture of God coming to deliver his people. It begins with a tender proclamation of consolation and forgiveness. Great preparations take place for his arrival - hills are lowered, valleys filled in, a straight highway is made in the desert. The joyful news is shouted from the mountain tops.

God comes among his people not as a warrior-king, but as a shepherd-king: feeding his flock, gathering the lambs in his arms...

Friday, 08 December 2017 11:25

Carmelites at Youth Festival

2017ACYF2Web200Fr Martinho Da Costa and Br Matthew Tonini are representing the Carmelites at the Australia Catholic Youth Festival in Sydney. Together with the Blessed Sacrament Congregation and the Passionists they are manning booth 98 in the exhibition area.

Yesterday, visitors to the booth were invited to join in folding 142 paper cranes representing prayers for peace. Later in the day Br Matthew met up with the Highways & Byways team. Follow all the action on Facebook @carmelitesaet. See more photos.

Wednesday, 06 December 2017 11:15

World Human Rights Day of Prayer - 10 December

2017WHRDOPWeb200World Human Rights Day of Prayer falls within the season of Advent, when Christians enter into the experience of longing: longing for Truth, for Freedom, for Peace, for Love…for the experience of all that gives meaning to human life. We pray with Mary and Joseph and their Child seeking shelter in a violent land during violent times. We pray especially for all child migrants who are most vulnerable and voiceless.

The Carmelite NGO has produced a book of prayers, songs and reflections for you to use for this year's celebration of World Human Rights day.

Wednesday, 06 December 2017 10:45

10 Novices to make first vows in Timor-Leste

2017NWeb200History will be made in a few days time when our 10 novices in Timor-Leste will make their first vows as Carmelites.

They will form the largest group of novices to make their first vows in the history of the Carmelite Province of Australia and Timor-Leste. The last big group was in 1963 when 8 novices made their frist vows together in Australia.

Wednesday, 06 December 2017 09:52

Thank You to our donors

2017DMWen200Last week we held our annual Mass and High Tea to thank our donors for their generosity. Almost 70 people attended. Fr Paul Cahill (Prior Provincial) celebrated the Mass at St Joseph's, Port Melbourne (VIC). Frs Pat Harney, Maurice Barry, Paul Sireh and Januario Pinto concelebrated and Br Sean Keefe and Fr Michael Brundell joined the group for the presentations and High Tea.

Thank you to all our friends who generously support the life and work of the Carmelites in Australia and Timor-Leste.

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