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RPMFPWeb200Fr Ron Wallis, an ordained Anglican priest who has come to the Catholic Church under the Ordinariate of Our Lady of the Southern Cross, made his Final Profession in the Third Order of Carmelites. Fr Paul Cahill (Prior Provincial) was the celebrant of the Mass and received Fr Ron's Profession. Fr Paul was accompanied by Marion Haigh who represented Christine Wade (Moderator).

Fr Ron has subsequently been elected Prior of the Rockhampton Lay Carmelite Community. Full story & more photos.

Sunday, 11 June 2017 15:55

Fatima Statue visits Zumalai

2017VOFSTZWeb200On the eve of the centenary of Our Lady’s appearances at Fatima the statue of Our Lady of Fatima visited Blessed Titus Brandsma boarding house in Zumalai, Timor-Leste.

The visit was part of an annual program of visits to different parishes, villages and houses in Maliana Diocese. The boarding house is part of the Carmelite parish centre at Zumalai and provides accommodation for boys from outlying villages so that they can attend school in Zumalai.

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Monday, 05 June 2017 10:21

Br Martinho to make Solemn Vows

2017MDCLSPWeb200With great joy the Carmelites of Australia & Timor-Leste announce that Br Martinho Da Cruz Lemos will make his Solemn Profession of Vows (life commitment) on Saturday 15 July at the National Shrine of Our Lady of Mount Carmel, Middle Park, Vic.

Martinho joined the Carmelites in 2007 in Zumalai, Timor-Leste, making his first profession of vows in 2010. He arrived in Australia in 2013 to further his English language studies and to study Theology at the University of Divinity, Melbourne, Vic. Our congratulations and prayers are with Martinho as he prepares for his Solemn Profession.

Saturday, 03 June 2017 18:22

World Environment Day Prayer

2017WEDWeb200Join the Carmelite Family around the world in prayer and reflection for World Environment Day.

Encouraged by Pope Francis, our CarmeliteNGO has developed prayer for personal or group use.

Connecting people to nature is the theme of this year's World Environment Day.

More information about World Environment Day.

Friday, 02 June 2017 12:48

JPIC Newsletter for June

JPIC65Web200Geologist Peter Clarke reflects on the destructive use of fossil fuels for energy, and the challenge of Laudato Si to turn to a more renewable and sustainable future.

We know that technology, based on the use of highly polluting fossil fuels - especially coal, but also oil and to a lesser degree, gas, - needs to be progressively replaced without delay.  Laudato Si - Care for Our Common Home -  Para 165.

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Saturday, 27 May 2017 16:54

Carmel Contact - Latest issue

2017CC104Welcome to the latest issue of our newsletter.

Prayer & the gift of new life
Old age is a vocation
The gift of education for children in Timor-Leste
Thank you for giving life
Our young Carmelites bring new life

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Tuesday, 02 May 2017 14:32

JPIC Newsletter for May

JPIC64Web200In this issue Br Agedo Bento, OCarm reflects on the care of the eldely in the culture of Timor-Leste.

We must reawaken our collective sense of gratitude, appreciation and hospitality, helping the elderly know they are a living part of their communities and source of wisdom for the younger generations.
Pope Francis, March 2015

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Thursday, 27 April 2017 16:08

Elijah gets a makeover!

2017EGAMWeb200The statue of the Prophet Elijah in front of our house in Hera, Timor-Leste, was given a makeover by our Carmelite students during the summer holidays. Fresh coats of paint and a water feature surrounding the statue were added with stunning effect.

The project was the brainchild of Fr Carlito Da Costa Araujo and Br Frangelino Ximenes, who also supervised the work. Fish have since been added to the water feature.

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Thursday, 27 April 2017 12:48

East Timorese heroes of Australian wars

2017ETHAWWeb200“In the great traditions of Australian war remembrance we remember all those Australian youngsters who died in the World Wars and since. What is often forgotten, however, is the toll on the Timorese people in World War II on behalf of Australians.”

Sr Susan Connelly reflects on the cost to Timorese people of serving Australian security interests, past and present. Story courtesy of Eureka Street.

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Sunday, 23 April 2017 17:40

ANZAC Day 25 April

2017ADWeb200Today Carmelite communities around Australia are celebrating ANZAC Day, commemorating the anniversary of the landing on Gallipoli in 1915, and in memory of all those Australians who served and died in war and on operational service.

The qualities of courage, mateship and sacrifice, so obvious among the Australian soldiers at Gallipoli, continue to inspire and shape our national identity.

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