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Thursday, 30 April 2020 15:39

Everything is connected

JPIC96Pope Francis has invited Catholics everywhere to participate in Laudato Si' Week, from 16-24 May to honour the fifth anniversary of his encyclical on care for our common home. The theme of the week is 'Everything Is Connected'. Sunday 24 May will bring the world community together for a World Day of Prayer to mark this Anniversary of Laudato Si'.

Our JPIC reflection this month, offered by Peter Clarke, has a focus on the significance of both Earth Day launched 50 years ago and Laudato Si' promulgated 5 years ago. pdf Read this issue (967 KB)

Thursday, 30 April 2020 12:32

Lectio Divina for May

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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Wednesday, 29 April 2020 15:42

The Rising Seas: A global challenge

2020TRSWeb150Our oceans are on the rise. In Polar Regions climate change explodes glaciers. In all parts of the earth, as temperatures soar, oceans get hotter and expand. Global sea levels have gone up and up over the last century especially in recent decades. In 2018 global mean sea level was 8.1 centimetres above the 1993 average – the highest annual average on record. This has profound effects all over the world as 8 out of 10 of the world’s largest cities are near a coast. What can be done to fight land loss? This is part 1 of a 2 part series from the Carmelite NGO. Part 1 explores the effects in Louisiana. Part 2 (to be published in June) will look at what is happening in Indonesia. Watch the video

Sunday, 26 April 2020 11:56

Pope Francis invites you...

2020LSWPWeb150"I would like to invite you to participate in Laudato Si' Week from 16-24 May," Pope Francis said in his video message. We’re living through history-shaping events. Laudato Si’ teaches us how to build a better world–together. People everywhere are crying out for hope, and our faith is urgently needed to light the way. For Laudato Si’ Week, 16-24 May, Catholics are uniting in solidarity for a more just and sustainable future.

Stand united with our brothers and sisters in faith as we grow through the crisis of this moment to build a better tomorrow. Read more about how to participate & watch the video.

Friday, 24 April 2020 16:04

3rd Sunday of Easter

2020TEWeb150This Sunday the Gospel is Luke’s wonderful story about the two disciples on the way to Emmaus. It is a heart-warming story and we can easily identify with the two disciples feeling crushed by the weight of their shattered dreams. They don’t believe the story of the women that Jesus is alive. They don’t recognise the stranger when he walks beside them. Perhaps that’s because they are so involved in their own hurt and disappointment, and doesn’t that sometimes happen to us, too? Read more | Go to our Celebrating At Home page

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Friday, 24 April 2020 13:23

ANZAC Day at home

2020ADWeb150Like so many other occasions recently, this ANZAC Day will be different for us. We are unable to have all the usual ways in which we would remember, acknowledge and pray for our Armed Forces who served and died in war and on operational service, especially those who died at Gallipoli in 1915. The qualities of courage, mateship and sacrifice, so obvious among the Australian soldiers then, continue to inspire us. In our current crisis we have seen that generosity, sense of mateship and great self-sacrifice for the good of the community again and again. We have prepared a short Remembrance prayer you can use either on your own or with your family.

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Wednesday, 22 April 2020 03:30

Earth Day - Today 22 April

2020WEDWeb150Earth Day is an annual event celebrated around the world on 22 April to demonstrate support for environmental protection. First celebrated in 1970, it now includes events coordinated globally by the Earth Day Network in more than 193 countries. The Carmelite NGO will celebrate Earth Day with a Mass celebrated by Fr Hariawan Adji, OCarm. There is also an introduction by Fr Eduardo Agosta Scarel, OCarm. More story

Tuesday, 21 April 2020 12:38

Celebrating Easter in Timor

2020HESWeb150We thought you might enjoy this video of our students and novices in Hera, Timor-Leste, singing a Portuguese Easter song. The video was recorded in the Chapel at Hera and features Fr Bruce Clark (Prior), 25 professed students (in their white cloaks) and 3 novices (in brown). The words on the wall next to the crucifix are: Jesus has risen from the dead, Alleluia. The traditional Portuguese hymn is called: Hymn to Christ Risen. Thank you, brothers!

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Friday, 17 April 2020 15:42

2nd Sunday of Easter

20202SEWeb150In today’s Gospel reading there are two stories of transformation through encounter with the risen Jesus. Firstly, Jesus appears to a group of frightened and bewildered disciples hiding in a room. His first words are, ‘Peace be with you’. Fear and bewilderment turn into joy as the disciples recognise the presence of the Risen Jesus with them. But that’s not all.... Read more

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Saturday, 11 April 2020 17:14

Happy Easter!

2020Web150Even in these strange and difficult times we want to wish you and your loved ones a very happy Easter. This is an Easter like we have never had before. Without our usual celebrations with family and friends it can feel very empty indeed. For the first time in years many of us will be on our own. So we just wanted to let you know that we are thinking of you and we have you in our prayers, not just today, but every day. Resurrection is all about death giving way to life, the impossible becoming possible, absence becoming presence.

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