Saturday, 16 December 2017 10:43

10 Carmelites make first vows

2017FPTLWeb20010 young Carmelites recently made their first profession of vows as Carmelites. Fr Paul Cahill (Prior Provincial) received the vows during mass in Hera, Timor-Leste on 9 December.

Brothers Caetano Soares da Silva, Paulo Martins de Araújo, Jacob dos Reis Carvalho, Celestino Soares, Elias Soares Sin, Domingos Natus Quefi, Isaias de Jesus Martins, João Fernando Cabal, Fermando Gusmão and Bonifacio Bragança Lopes made their vows in the presence of other Carmelites, family and friends. More photos.

Friday, 15 December 2017 07:45

500 paper cranes for peace!

2017ACYF4Web200More than 500 young people visited the 3Charisms stand at the recent Australian Catholic Youth Festival in Sydney and made paper cranes representing prayers for peace.

Br Matthew Tonini and Fr Martinho Da Costa represented the Carmelites of Australia & Timor-Leste.

See our 2 short videos and more photos from the Festival.

You can also visit our YouTube channel.

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.

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