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Saturday, 11 July 2020 15:21

Scattering seeds & baking bread

202015TOWeb150For those of us in Melbourne, the latest lockdown is heartbreaking. When we emerged from the first lockdown hope began to return. Hope that the virus was beaten, that we had survived the threat, that life would begin to look normal again. That hope has now been lost. We are now unwelcome in almost all other parts of our country. The feeling of exclusion is new, but old fears and anger have emerged again. Read more & download Lectio Divina for this Sunday.

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Saturday, 11 July 2020 15:03

Prior General's Message

2020PGSOLMCWeb150Fr Míceál O’Neill, Prior General of the Carmelites, as sent a short video message for the Feast of Our Lady of Mount Carmel on 16 July. Fr Míceál reflects on Mary as one who pondered what was happening in her world and found the will of God – Mary, full of grace, full of God and full of the Gospel. “That’s the type of person who can respond to what is happening in today’s world,” Fr Míceál says. “This year’s feast will be marked by our prayer for the many who suffered the worst effects of the coronavirus.” Watch Fr Míceál’s message.

Wednesday, 08 July 2020 11:02

Day 6 - For all helping others ...

2020Day6On this 6th day of our Novena of Prayer for the Feast of Our Lady of Mount Carmel we are praying for all those helping others during social isolation. Join Br Anacleto is paying our prayer.

You can also join him on Facebook anytime during the day and you can download our Novena prayer and intentions.

Tuesday, 07 July 2020 13:34

Day 5 - For healthcare workers ...

2020Day5Today Br Joseph leads us in our prayer on this 5th day of our Novena for the Feast of Our Lady of Mount Carmel. Each day we are praying for different groups of people around the world who are experiencing or are affected by COVID-19. Today we are praying for all healthcare workers and for all researchers.

You can also join Joseph on Facebook anytime during the day and you can download our Novena prayer and intentions.

2020Day34Today we are praying for all those experiencing hardship, discrimination and fear in our Novena of Prayer for the Feast of Our Lady of Mount Carmel. Join Br Matthew in praying our prayer.

You can also join him on Facebook anytime during the day and you can download our Novena prayer and intentions.

Tuesday, 07 July 2020 08:51

Day 3 - For all who have died ...

2020Day34On this 3rd Day of our Novena of Prayer for the Feast of Our Lady of Mount Carmel, we are praying for all who have died as a result of COVID-19 and all who are mourning them. Join Br Matthew in praying today's prayer.

You can also join him on Facebook anytime during the day and you can download our Novena prayer and intentions.

Monday, 06 July 2020 17:27

Day 2 - A prayer for all who are ill

2020Day2Today Br Marco leads us in our prayer on this 2nd day of our Novena for the Feast of Our Lady of Mount Carmel. Each day we are praying for different groups of people around the world who are experiencing or are affected by COVID-19. Today we are praying for all who are ill, especialy as a result of COVID-19.

You can join him on Facebook or on this page anytime during the day. You can also download the prayer and intentions.

Monday, 06 July 2020 17:07

Day 1 - Prayer for peace

2020Day1Welcome to Day 1 of our Novena of Prayer for the Feast of Our Lady of Mount Carmel on 16 July. On each day we will be praying for different groups of people around the world who are experiencing or affected by COVID-19. Join Br Albino in praying today's prayer for peace in our world, our neighbours, our families and ourselves.

You can also join him on Facebook anytime during the day. You can also download the prayer and intentions.

Sunday, 05 July 2020 16:39

Join us for 9 days of prayer

2020NOLMCWeb160On the 9 days before the Feast of Our Lady of Mount Carmel (16 July), the Carmelites invite you to join with them in prayer. Every year we pray for the needs of our Carmelite Family in Australia and Timor-Leste. This year, in the midst of COVID-19, we are including the people of the world in our novena of prayer. Please join with us each day from Tuesday 7 July to Wednesday 15 July when one of our young Carmelites will lead us in prayer. You can join them  on Facebook or on this page anytime during the day. You can also pdf download the prayer and intentions. (4.51 MB) Watch Br Albino's invitation to join the Novena.

Go to our Novena of Prayer page for each day's Prayer.

Saturday, 04 July 2020 16:38

A blessing or a burden?

202014OTWeb150Almost all of us have felt the burden of coronavirus in our country. For most it is the burden of fear and uncertainty, worry and concern. Others also had to deal with the burden of the illness itself and its effect on those they love. All of us have been burdened by lockdowns and shortages.

Read more & download Lectio Divina for this Sunday.

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