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Tuesday, 24 February 2015 14:26

Paul Anderson TOC RIP

PaulAndersonWeb200Rockhampton Lay Carmelite, Paul Anderson, was found dead in his home on 22 February. Paul was the founding member of the Lay Carmelite community in Rockhampton in 1986. The community now has 9 members.

Tropical Cyclone Marcia tore down more than 1400 power poles and blacked out most areas in Rockhampton. Paul had severe respiratory problems and was very dependent on air-conditioning. Because the power had failed he was not able to survive the very humid conditions.

Paul was a most sincere, prayerful, contemplative and humble man. His fatherly care for and attention to the others in the community will long outlast his death.

We extend our deepest sympathy to Paul's family, friends and Lay Carmelite community. May he rest in peace.

Tuesday, 24 February 2015 11:42

Lay Carmelite E-bulletin No 1 2015

EBulletinLogoThe 1st issue for 2015 of the international E-Bulletin for Lay Carmelites is now available.

  • The Rule & the Laity - Abraham Camino, Peru
  • Why I became a Lay Carmelite - Amos Ochieng, Kenya
  • Celebrations of the Third Order of Carmel in Rockhampton
  • Casa de Caridade Padre Ibiapina -where Lay Carmelites look after 200 children from 6 to 14 years old.

Lay Carmelite E Bulletin No 1 2015

Sunday, 22 February 2015 15:50

Zumalai Boarding House Opens

BoardingHouseWeb200The new boarding house for High School students was blessed and opened in Zumalai by Fr Bruce Clark (Regional Prior) on Tuesday 20 January 2015.

Fr Bruce was assisted by Fr Manuel Almeida da Costa (Parish Priest) with Brother Antonio Olavio Exposto being the Master of Ceremonies.  The new Boarding House was dedicated to Blessed Titus Brandsma and a images of him and of Our Lady of Mount Carmel were also blessed.

Sunday, 22 February 2015 14:30

Fr Carlito's Mass of Thanksgiving

CarlitoMTW200Following his Ordination with Fr Roque Soares Da Cruz in Immaculate Conception Cathedral, Dili, on 30 January, Fr Carlito Da Silva celebrated his Mass of Thanksgiving at the Chapel of Saint Michael Archangel, in Besilau, Aileu.

Fr Carlito and Fr Roque arrived at the Chapel wearing the traditional dress of their villages and escorted by a large procession of villagers, Carmelites, family and friends.

Sunday, 22 February 2015 14:17

New 2nd Year Pre-Novices

PreNoves2015Web200Five Pre-Novices were formally welcomed into the 2nd year of the Pre-Novitiate on Sunday 18 January during Evening Prayer in the Blessed Titus Brandsma community Fatuhada, Dili.

The Fatuhada community was joined by the Hera community for the occasion. Fr Bruce Clark (Regional Prior) led the prayer assisted by Fr Paskalis Patut (Director of the Pre-Novitiate) and Brother Carlito da Silva (assistant formator for the Pre-Novices).

Saturday, 21 February 2015 14:41

St Teresa of Ávila - Special Centenary Events

Events Logo 200WThe Carmelite Centre Melbourne has released the program of events celebrating the 5th Centenary of the birth of St Teresa of Jesus.

We are especially pleased to welcome Professor Bernard McGinn, renowned author, theologian and scholar of mysticism, who will give a public lecture and a workshop in Melbourne on 29 April and 1 May.

Other events include a Symposium on St Teresa, a retreat, and a talk by Professor Anne Hunt from Australian Catholic University.

Thursday, 19 February 2015 14:01

Carmel Contact February 2015

CCLogoWeb200In this issue:

  • A Journey Towards Healing
  • A look at your support in 2014
  • Embracing diversity and culture as the Carmelite Family grows
  • The Carmelite Library - a place of reflection and spiritual enrichment

Carmel Contact No 98 February 2015


Monday, 09 February 2015 09:20

Roque and Carlito Ordained Priests

FirstBlessingWeb200X150Fr Roque Soares Da Cruz and Fr Carlito Da Silva were ordained priests in Immaculate Conception Cathedral, Dili, on Friday 30 January this year.

Fr Denis Andrew (Prior Provincial of Australia Timor Leste), Fr Bruce Clark (Regional Prior) and Fr Wayne Stanhope (Director of Formation) concelebrated the Ordination Mass together with East Timorese Carmelite, Religious and Diocesan Priests.

Tuesday, 03 February 2015 17:23

Carmelites celebrate Year of Consecrated Life

YCLWeb200x150In 2013 Pope Francis declared that a Year of Consecrated Life (YCL) be celebrated throughout the world. Pope Francis has dedicated this year to the promotion of consecrated life and asked the Church's religious sisters, brothers and priests to "wake up the world" with their testimony of faith and joy.

The Communications Centre for the whole Carmelite Order has released a video to mark the occasion.

Monday, 02 February 2015 16:10

JPIC Newsletter February 2015

JPICNewsletterWeb200x150In this issue:

  • Power & Leadership in the Church and in the World
  • The Prophet Elijah & the misuse of Power
  • JPIC Calendar for February
  • Prayers & Reflections

  JPIC February 2015

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