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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

Monday, 07 October 2019 12:34

Safeguarding Training in Zumalai

2019SCTTWeb150In August this year our Community Development Ministry Coordinator, Mayra Walsh, ran a 3-day training with 37 teachers from our two Catholic schools in Zumalai, Timor-Leste. The training introduced the teachers to our new Safeguarding Children, Young People and Vulnerable Adults policy and facilitated engaging discussions about how to ensure that these schools are a safe environment for children in Zumalai. More story & photos

Tuesday, 01 October 2019 08:47

Making it Real in the Digital World

JPIC91Making it real: Genuine human encounter in our digital world. Our October newsletter offers you a summarised version of the Australian Bishops Social Justice Statement. The Bishops invite us to reflect on how the internet has changed the way we communicate, work, learn and do business, and how we can contribute towards a more just and loving digital world.

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