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Wednesday, 24 July 2019 05:06

Blessed John Soreth

2019JSWeb150Today the Carmelite family celebrates the feast of Blessed John Soreth (c.1395 – 1471), Prior General and reformer of the Carmelite Order. During his time as Prior General he was also responsible for the creation of Carmelite communities for women and the admission of lay associates as part of the Order.

He was elected Prior General at the General Chapter of Avignon in 1451. He encouraged reform throughout the Order and travelled constantly around Europe, visiting the various communities. Contemporary accounts record his sense of humour, his courage, a gentle temperament and even that he enjoyed playing an occasional game of football!

Saturday, 20 July 2019 03:48

Feast of Elijah, the Prophet

2019EWeb150Today Carmelites throughout the world celebrate the Solemnity of the Old Testament Prophet, Elijah. In the Carmelite tradition Elijah is regarded as the spiritual father of and a source of inspiration for Carmelites.

From Elijah, Carmelites learn to be people who stand before God 
with undivided heart, entirely dedicated to his service, 
and aflame with a passionate love for God and others.

Thursday, 18 July 2019 14:54

Mary in the Carmelite Tradition

2019MICTWeb150Fr Fernando Millán Romeral (Prior General) has given 3 talks about Mary in the Carmelite Tradition. The talks were given at Aylesford Priory in England on 13 & 14 July this year.

Click the links below to view the talks.

First Talk    |    Second Talk    |    Third Talk

Wednesday, 17 July 2019 14:47

Large crowd at Mothers' Mass

2019MMWeb150A large crowd gathered at the National Shrine of Our Lady of Mount Carmel, Middle Park (VIC) for our annual Mothers’ Mass on 14 July. The Mass, in honour of Our Lady of Mount Carmel, is celebrated for all mothers, living and deceased.

Carmelite Friars, Nuns, Lay Carmelites, parishioners, friends and supporters gathered for the Mass celebrated by Fr Paul Cahill (Prior Provincial). The names of nearly 4,000 mothers were included in the Mass.

More photos | Video

Tuesday, 16 July 2019 09:37

Solemnity of Our Lady of Mt Carmel

LaBrunaWeb150Today we celebrate the Solemnity of Our lady of Mount Carmel. From the earliest days of the Order's beginnings, Mary has held a special place in the lives of Carmelites.

Mary embodies everything that we hope for - to enter into an intimate relationship with Christ, being totally open to God's will and having our lives transformed by the Word of God. Like Mary, we too want to listen so deeply to the Word of God that he becomes flesh in us.

Happy feast day to all members of our Carmelite Family!

Monday, 15 July 2019 15:55

Prior General's Final Message

2019MOPGWeb150Fr Fernando Millán Romeral, Prior General, has written his final message to the Carmelite Family. Fr Fernando will finish his 12 year term as Prior General in September.  His message for the feast of Our Lady of Mount Carmel reflects on leadership, the coming General Chapter in September and various celebrations and anniversaries for the Carmelite Family in the coming year. Fr Fernando has also recorded a short video message to the Carmelite Family.

Read the Prior General's Message Watch the video message

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