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Wednesday, 16 October 2019 16:16

New Timor-Leste Chapel in Melbourne

2019BTCWeb150A new Timor-Leste chapel has been blessed and opened by Bishop Hilton Deakin at the Ta Pinu Shrine in Bacchus March (VIC). The Shine, described as an ‘all nations Marian Centre’, aims to have a chapel representing every nation. Timor-Leste is the most recent to have a chapel built at the Shrine. The chapel is dedicated to Our Lady of the Immaculate Conception. Our young Carmelites were present joining in the celebrations, assisting Bishop Deakin, reading prayers and doing one of the Scripture readings. More photos

Wednesday, 16 October 2019 14:18

New Timor-Leste Council elected

2019NTCWeb150Frs Bruce Clark and Nelinho Ferreira Soares have been elected by the Carmelites in Timor-Leste to form the Timor-Leste Council for the next 3 years. Together with Fr Carlito Da Costa Araújo (Provincial Delegate for Timor-Leste) they will share responsibility for fostering the growth of the Order in Timor-Leste, the pastoral care of the Carmelites and managing day-to-day affairs.

Fr Carlito is also one of the formators for the simply professed friars. Fr Bruce is also Director of Novices and Fr Nelinho is Chaplain to the nation's Police Force. Our prayerful congratulations are with these brothers as they begin their ministry.

Tuesday, 15 October 2019 08:39

St Teresa of Jesus Feastday 15 October

TeresaofJesusWeb200Born in Avila in Spain in 1515 Teresa entered the Carmelites and eventually made great progress in her spiritual journey. Wishing to share in the spiritual renewal of the Church of her time, she began to live her religious life more ardently and soon attracted many companions, to whom she was like a mother. She also helped in the reform of the friars with Saint John of the Cross. She wrote books which are renowned for their depth of doctrine and which showed her own spiritual experiences. She died at Alba de Tormes in 1582. In 1970 Teresa was declared a Doctor of the Church by Pope Paul VI. "Prayer in my opinion is nothing else than an intimate sharing between friends" - St Teresa of Jesus.

Saturday, 12 October 2019 13:35

Greening Timor-Leste

2019CPTWeb150Carmelite student, Br Cesaltino Dos Santos, was present when the President of Timor-Leste, Francisco Guterres Lú Olo, launched the ‘One Citizen, One Tree’ initiative of the Global Association for the Prevention of Climate Change. The Association’s job is to plant trees in schools and in deforested areas in Timor-Leste. The President gave his support to the Association and asked that relevant institutions make Timor-Leste greener.

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Monday, 07 October 2019 15:09

General Chapter Final Message

2019GCLWeb150The Final Message from the 2019 General Chapter has just been released. Among the points addressed in the message are: The global nature of the Order, passing on the Tradition, living the Carmelite charism today, responding to new situations in the world, the mystical dimension of Carmelite life, tenderness and compassion, the Carmelite Family and continuing the journey in hope.

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Monday, 07 October 2019 14:11

First Scholarship Student Retreat

2019FSSRWeb150Recently, 18 current and past students, who have received a scholarship from the Carmelites, gathered together for the first ever Scholarship Student Retreat at our community in Hera.

While some students live with their families in Dili, or the Carmelite communities in Hera or Fatuhada, several past students travelled from their rural villages to participate in the retreat. The day was facilitated by Br Agostinho Dos Santos. More story & photos

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