Friday, 23 February 2018 16:40

New Principal Commissioned

2018NPCWeb150Mr Anthony Kirley has been commissioned as the new principal of Whitefriars College, Donvale (Vic). During Mass to begin the School Year at St Patrick’s Cathedral, Mr Kirley made his commitment to serve as Principal and was presented with a Bible, a copy of the Mission & Values Statement of the College and a lit candle – symbol of Christ the Light.

The Carmelites present prayed the Commissioning Prayer over him and Fr Paul Cahill (Prior Provincial) warmly welcomed My Kirley to his new role. More photos.

Saturday, 17 February 2018 17:24

First Sunday in Lent

2018FSLWeb150We know the power of fire to destroy, to blacken and to reduce to ash. We know that evil can do the same - destroy our wholeness of spirit, blacken our lives and reduce the beauty of human life and our good intentions to so much dust.

We begin Lent in the ash of acknowledging our own part in harbouring, creating and doing evil and those places in our hearts where the fire of anger, bitterness and selfishness has left nothing but dead, cold ash.

Wednesday, 14 February 2018 15:38

Ash Wednesday

2018AWWeb150On Ash Wednesday we begin our journey to the great feast of Easter.

Wearing ashes symbolises our desire for conversion, to turn again towards God. Repentance (conversion) is not so much about feeling sorry for individual sins. It is more about changing the direction of our hearts – away from all that limits God’s love and action in us. Conversion is about opening ourselves to a fresh experience of God’s healing love which makes us whole and restores us to our rightful place as beloved daughters and sons in the Kingdom of God. It’s about moving back into right relationship with God and neighbour.

Saturday, 10 February 2018 13:55

Our Facebook Family grows to 95,000!

201895kFWeb150Over the last month another 4,128 people have joined our Facebook family bringing the total today to 95,998 followers!

Our recent post celebrating 95,000 followers reached 107,863 people. We are very pleased to acknowledge Jorge Cocco who has given us permission to use his religious artwork in our posts free of charge. View this post here.

Find us on Facebook @carmelitesAET and click on ‘follow’ so you can see all our posts in your news feed.

Saturday, 03 February 2018 15:07

Carmelites celebrate Mass for Religious

2018MFRWeb150Our Carmelite students joined with religious of the Archdiocese of Melbourne at the annual Mass for Religious today (3 February) in St Patrick's Cathedral. The mass celebrates the World Day of Prayer for Consecrated Life on the Feast of the Presentation of the Lord in the Temple (2 February).

Brs Agedo Bento, Martinho Da Cruz Lemos and Matthew Tonini lent their voices to the choir and Brs Albino Dos Santos, Marcolino Gomes, Avelino Dos Santos and Agostinho Dos Santos joined the congregation with Fr David Hofman.

More photos

Thursday, 01 February 2018 08:53

2018 Carmelite Centre Program full of riches

2018CCPWeb150Enjoy the rich variety of retreats, seminars, reading groups and prayer on offer at the Carmelite Centre this year.

Lectio Divina, meditation, residential and one day retreats, Carmelite Conversations, spiritual films, the Psalms and mindfulness are just some of the offerings this year. As well, there are sessions on the spirituality of the Carmelite Rule, Charles de Foucauld, Rubem Alves, Ernest Larkin, St Thérèse of Lisieux, Carlos Mesters, Charles Wesley, Ruth Burrows, Emily Dickenson - and much more.   pdf Download your copy (1.51 MB)

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