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2018CKWeb150'The Crocodile and the Kangaroo' is the story of the relationship between Timor-Leste and Australia written by Br Agedo Bento, OCarm. The story is told by the Crocodile (national symbol of Timor-Leste) and the Kangaroo (national symbol of Australia). It focusses on the negotiations between Timor-Leste and Australia over a just share of oil and gas reserves in the Timor Sea.

Click here to listen to the story.

2018UNIVWeb150Our Carmelite Liturgical Calendar and the Liturgy of the Hours for Carmelite celebrations are now available on the Universalis app for your smart phone and tablet.

Over the past few months Carmelite Communications has been working with Universalis to produce the Carmelite calendar and breviary in English. Some Scripture readings are yet to be added. “Eventually, we hope to add texts for the readings and prayers from the Carmelite Missal as well,” Fr David Hofman (Director, Carmelite Communications) said.

Thursday, 12 April 2018 11:53

Regional Superiors meet in Melbourne


Carmelite superiors and delegates of the Asia, Australia and Oceania Region of the Order are gathering in Melbourne from 11-14 April.

Present are: Fr Benny Phang (General Councillor, Asia Australia, Oceania), Fr Michael Kissane (Provincial, St Elias), Fr Ignasius Budiono (Provincial, Indonesia), Fr Artemio Jusayan (Provincial, Philippines), Fr Paul Cahill (Provincial, Australia & Timor-Leste), Fr Jacob Robin (Indian Delegation), Fr Joseph Tran (Vietnam) and Fr Marlon Lacal (Philippines).

Thursday, 12 April 2018 11:29

New Zumalai Church almost finished

2018NCZWeb150The new Church of Our Lady of Mount Carmel in Zumalai, Timor-Leste, is nearing completion. Fr Manuel Almeida Da Costa (Parish Priest) says that the Church will be blessed and opened by Bishop Norberto do Amaral on 16 July - the Feast of Our Lady of Mount Carmel.

The former temporary Church which stood in front of the new Church, has now been relocated for use as a parish hall. See more photos.

Thursday, 12 April 2018 09:02

JPIC Newsletter for April

JPIC74Web150This month we are celebrating the gift of the Earthsong Library to the Carmelite Library in Middle Park. "This donation is a great responsibility and a great potential learning experience, enabling the Library to be the best ecospirituality library in Melbourne."

Today, as we take risks for the sake of something greater than our separate, individual lives, we are feeling graced by other beings and by Earth itself.
Joanna Macy

pdf JPIC No 74 April 2018 (1018 KB) | Visit our JPIC page

Saturday, 31 March 2018 16:45

Happy Easter from the Carmelites

2018EETWeb150Happy Easter from the Carmelites of Australia and Timor-Leste!

Throughout the Easter Season we will remember you and your family in the masses and prayers celebrated in the National Shrine of Our Lady of Mount Carmel at Middle Park (VIC).

May the power of the Risen Christ continue to heal us and make us his Body.

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