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Thursday, 02 March 2017 15:29

Lay Carmelite Regional Congress in Vietnam

2017LCGVWeb200Over 140 Lay Carmelites from Vietnam, Indonesia, the Philippines, Australia and New Zealand gathered in the beautiful Vung Tau area of Vietnam for the 3rd Regional Congress of Lay Carmelites from 15-20 February 2017. The theme was Carmelite Charism:  from the Community to the Family.

They were joined by another 30 people who were the Vietnamese Carmelite friars in formation and the Donum Dei Sisters.

Tuesday, 28 February 2017 14:54

JPIC Newsletter - March 2017

JPICNewsletterWeb200x150Our focus this month highlights the dignity and value of our elderly citizens, as encouraged by our Australian Catholic Bishops and Pope Francis: The culture of relativism is the same disorder which drives one person to take advantage of another, to treat others as mere objects, imposing forced labour on them or enslaving them to pay their debts. The same kind of thinking leads to the sexual exploitation of children and abandonment of the elderly who no longer serve our interests. Laudato Si #122

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Wednesday, 22 February 2017 14:19

Congratulations, Bishop Greg!

2017BGHWeb200Fr Greg Homeming, OCD, was ordained Bishop this evening and took up his appointment as 6th Bishop of Lismore. Bishop Greg was serving as Regional Vicar of the Discalced Carmelites when his appointment was announced in December.

The Carmelites of Australia and Timor-Leste warmly congratulate Bishop Greg.

Read the full story of Bishop Greg's Ordination here.

2017QCWM1Web200American Carmelite, Fr Quinn Conners, celebrated Mass outside the White House in solidarity with refugees. Also present were young Carmelites from the Carmelite Student House in Washington.

‘All are welcome in this place,’ a crowd of people sang in Lafayette Square outside of the White House this afternoon. More than 550 people gathered to attend a Mass organized by young Catholics and celebrated by (Carmelite) Father Quinn Conners in Washington, D.C., to express their solidarity with refugees and immigrants.

Monday, 30 January 2017 16:08

JPIC Newsletter - February 2017

JPICNewsletterWeb200x150Welcome to this issue of our Justice, Peace & Integrity of Creation newsletter.

In this issue:
'Climate Change is not a belief system - it's a science!' A special issue featuring Professor Will Steffan (Australian Climate Council Scientist), Fr Sean McDonagh (eco-theologian), the Carmelite NGO, & Pope Francis.

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Saturday, 28 January 2017 16:03

2017 Carmelite Liturgical Guide

2017CLGWeb200The 2017 edition of the Carmelite Liturgical Guide is now available.

The Guide integrates in Carmelite Liturgical Calendar with the liturgical calendars of Australia and Timor-Leste to provide a guide to the Seasons, Solemnities, Feasts, Memorials and Carmelite celebrations for every day of the year.

  pdf Download the Guide (248 KB) here, or you can This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.Carmelite Communications for a printed copy.

Saturday, 28 January 2017 15:42

Lay Carmelites meet in Vietnam

LCWeb200X150Lay Carmelites from the Asia-Oceania-Australia Region of the Order will meet in Vung Tau, two hours east of Ho Chi Minh City, from 15 - 20 February.

Fr Fernando Millán Romeral (Prior General) will be the keynote speaker. The theme of the gathering is: Carmelite Charism: from the Community to the Family - How Lay Carmelites live the Carmelite Charism where they are. Some 8 Lay Carmelites form Australia and New Zealand will attend the 4 day gathering together with Fr Paul Gurr (Provincial Delegate for the Lay Carmelites).

Saturday, 28 January 2017 15:14

2017 Carmelite Centre Program

2017CCProgramWeb200The Carmelite Centre Melbourne has published its program for 2017.

The Centre offers a variety of readings groups and talks on various topics, courses and practise in Meditation and Lectio Divina, retreat days and Spiritual Direction. As well, there are talks about Carmelite figures like St Mary Magdalen de Pazzi and Edith Stein.

  pdf Download (275 KB) the program here or visit The Carmelite Centre website for full details. Phone (03) 9690 5430 or This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. the Centre for a printed copy of the program.

Saturday, 28 January 2017 14:58

Welcome, Br Marco!

2017WMWeb200Br Marcolino Gomes, a young Carmelite from Timor-Leste, has arrived in Melbourne to begin his English language studies. Marco was born in Taraco, Ermera, Timor-Leste. He worked hard at school so that he could win a scholarship for his secondary education in Los Palos. His family are coffee farmers and he has 2 brothers and 3 sisters.

Marco will study at the English Language School for Pastoral Ministry at Box Hill, Vic. and is a member of the Carmelite community at Middle Park. Welcome, Marco!

Thursday, 22 December 2016 08:40

Discalced Carmelite Appointed Bishop of Lismore

2016GHWeb200Fr Gregory Homeming OCD, Regional Vicar of Discalced Carmelite Friars in Australia, has been appointed the sixth Bishop of Lismore.

Born in Sydney in 1958, Fr Homeming studied Economics and Law at Sydney University and worked as a lawyer in a Sydney law firm until he joined the Discalced Carmelites in 1985.

The Carmelites of Australia & Timor-Leste send our warm congratulations to Bishop-elect Homeming.

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