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Wednesday, 08 January 2020 10:37

St Peter Thomas, Carmelite

2020PTWeb150Feast Day: 8 January

Peter Thomas was born into a poor peasant family in the southern Périgord region in France. His piety and skill as a teacher attracted the attention of the Carmelite prior of Bergérac, who invited him to join the Carmelite community there at age twenty-one. He taught in various houses of study until he was sent to University in Paris for advanced scholarship. While his studies were still in progress he was elected by the Order as its procurator general to the Papal Court at Avignon in 1345. More story

Tuesday, 07 January 2020 13:56

Pray for Australia

prayforaustralia01 150Please join in saying this prayer daily for the safety and survival of all people, wild life and property affected by fire 

Prayer for Our People and Our Nation

I lift up my eyes to the hills – from where will my help come?
My help comes from the Lord, who made heaven and earth. (Ps 121)

Wednesday, 01 January 2020 11:39

Happy New Year!


Happy New Year from the Carmelites of Australia and Timor-Leste!
New Year's Day is also the Solemnity of Mary, Mother of God.
May the New Year be filled with an ever deeper awareness of God's presence around us and in us.
May Mary accompany us with wisdom and love on our journey into God’s heart.

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Wednesday, 01 January 2020 10:15

Lectio Divina for January 2020

LDWeb150You can download and save the scripture texts, reflections and prayers for Lectio Divina for each day of this month. Lectio Divina is a traditional way of praying the Scriptures. Visit our Lectio Divina page for more information about how to pray using Lectio Divina.

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Monday, 23 December 2019 16:13

Christmas Message 2019

christmas19 150The Carmelites of Australia and Timor-Leste wish you a very happy Christmas and thank you for your friendship and support throughout the year.

We will remember you and your families in our Midnight Mass at the National Shrine of Our Lady of Mount Carmel, Middle Park.

Saturday, 21 December 2019 19:00

Fourth Sunday in Advent (A) 2019

advent19a4 150Our Advent journey is nearing its end. Soon we will celebrate the great Christmas Feast. Our journey has called us to: stay awake to the coming of God, prepare to receive the Lord, rejoice for he is coming, and to receive him again with faith and love.

At Christmas we will hear the call to give birth to him in word and action so that the saving power of God may be seen and experienced through our every thought, word and action.

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