Thursday, 30 November 2017 17:47

JPIC Newsletter for December

JPIC71Web200How do the people of any nation cope with the aftermath of many years of the brutality of invasion, war, massacre and oppression?

Several countries have worked very hard to bring people to a sense of peace through a community process of healing.

Pat Walsh reflects on the process and spirituality of truth and reconciliation in Timor Leste.

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Saturday, 25 November 2017 14:30

Springs of Carmel now an eBook

2017SOCWeb200Springs of Carmel, Peter Slattery's straightforward and succinct explanation of the Carmelite tradition, is now available from Amazon as an eBook.

Springs of Carmel is a refreshing account of the Carmelite spiritual tradition and the important people who have shaped its history.

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Saturday, 25 November 2017 14:24

New Vocations Brochure

2017VBWeb200Carmelite Communications has just completed designing our new Vocation brochure. The file has been sent to the printers and they will be available from stand 98 at the Australian Catholic Youth Festival in Sydney from 7-9 December. http://youthfestival.catholic.org.au/

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Saturday, 25 November 2017 13:43

Whitefriars Students visit Timor-Leste

2017WFCIWeb200Since 2001 the Carmelites have been committed to serving the people of Timor-Leste. As an integral part of the Carmelite family, Whitefriars is committed to the opportunities to support their work. This Timor-Leste Immersion experience allows students to live in the Carmelite communities of Hera and Zumalai. Here, the students become immersed in and open to the transformative experience of living in another culture.

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Sunday, 19 November 2017 12:37

27 make Carmelite Pilgrimage

2017CWP2Web200Two weeks ago, a group of 27 people set out to walk the beautiful Lilydale to Warburton rail trail. Amongst the group there was a range of walking experience, some who had walked hundreds of kilometres and some who were unsure of their ability but willing to try none the less.

Over three days we walked beside still waters, through groves of eucalypts, past lush farm paddocks and fragrant rose gardens, then cooled our feet in tumbling streams.

Sunday, 19 November 2017 12:19

Mass for Santa Cruz Massacre

2017SCMWeb200Sunday 12 November was the anniversary of the Santa Cruz massacre when more than 250 East Timorese pro-independence protestors were killed in the Santa Cruz cemetery, Dili, in 1991.

A mass was held at St Joseph’s Carmelite Church in Port Melbourne to commemorate the massacre and pray for Timor-Leste.

Fr Januario Pinto, OCarm, was the celebrant of the Mass and was joined by Fr Paul Sireh, OCarm, and members of the East Timor Student Association. Read more...

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