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Friday, 20 July 2018 09:29

Feast of Elijah, the Prophet

ElijahWFCToday 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.

Tuesday, 10 July 2018 09:13

Br Donato Ordained Deacon

2018DDWeb150Timorese Carmelite, Br Donato De Jesus Marçal, was part of a group of Deacons ordained on 8 July.  Bishop Y. Kopong Kung (Bishop of Larantuka) ordained the 10 class-mates at the Carmelite Community in Wairklau, Flores. Donato completed his studies in Flores earlier this year. After a period of pastoral experience in Timor he will be ordained priest.

Our warm congratulations and best wishes go to Donato both for his Ordination as a Deacon and for his further preparation for Priesthood.

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Saturday, 07 July 2018 15:55

Mothers' Mass & Novena of Prayer

LaBrunaWeb150You are warmly invited to join us in celebrating the Feast of Our Lady of Mount Carmel on Sunday 15 July at 10.30am at the National Shrine of Our Lady of Mount Carmel (cnr Richardson & Wright Sts, Middle Park, Vic). You can also join with us in the Novena of Prayer on the 9 days before the Feast.

During the Novena of Prayer Carmelites offer their prayers for the members of the Carmelite Family and for those in need.

  pdf Download the Prayer for each day of the Novena (482 KB)

2018LVPGWeb150Fr Fernando Millán Romeral, Carmelite Prior General, has issued a letter and video message to the Carmelite Family for the approaching Solemnity of Our Lady of Mount Carmel on 16 July.

Read the letter from the Prior General

Watch the video message

Friday, 29 June 2018 16:23

JPIC Newsletter for July

JPIC77Peter Thomas, of the JPIC Team, shares his thoughts on JUSTICE ... "Justice is at the cutting edge of the Christian calling, a requirement without which love becomes pure sentimentality."

JPIC No 77 July 2018 | Visit our JPIC page

Tuesday, 05 June 2018 13:43

Deep wells ... Living water

2018PAWeb150Deep wells … Living water is the theme of the Provincial Assembly of Carmelites to be held in Melbourne form 18-22 June this year. Taken from the story of Jesus’ encounter with the woman at the well (John 4:1-42), the image of the deep well is an image of the Carmelite contemplative journey. As Jacob dug the well in the story to find water, we also need to dig deep within so that we might meet the living water which is Jesus Christ. During our days together we will work on a common vision for our Province, launch our Safeguarding Policies and begin our preparation for the Provincial Chapter next year. Please keep us in your thoughts and prayers.

Tuesday, 05 June 2018 11:44

Timorese culture on display

2018ELSPMCDWeb150Recently our English language students, Brs Marco, Avelino and Agostinho, took part in a Cultural Day organised by the English Language School for Pastoral Ministry. Wearing traditional dress, each cultural group made a presentation about their country of origin and various cultural traditions and practices.

Marco, Avelino and Agostinho wore the traditional Timorese woven cloths called tais and the gold disks and crowns common in Timorese culture.

View more photos here.

Tuesday, 05 June 2018 09:02

Social Media nets huge family

110KFFWeb150Just 2 months ago we reached 100k followers on Facebook. Since then another 10,874 people have joined our Facebook Family! And over 21k people in Timor-Leste are now following us. Through our Facebook page people regularly ask us to pray for their needs. We also have over 500 followers on Instagram and 314 people downloaded the latest issue of Carmel Contact through our social media sites. Just over 900 people visited our website in May. See the full size image of our 110k post here.

Find us on Facebook @carmelitesAET and click on ‘follow’ so you can see all our posts in your news feed.

Friday, 01 June 2018 12:24

JPIC Newsletter for June

JPIC76Contemplating our Care for Creation. This month Anglican Priest, Rev. Linda Chapman, shares with us her reflections on Laudato Si'. “The ecological crisis is a spiritual crisis of humanity as we are living in a way that degrades our environment.This reflection explores a possible way of recovering a sense of our human vocation as creatures gifted with life.”

United Nations World Environment Day is on Tuesday 5 June.

JPIC No 76 JUNE 2018 | Visit our JPIC page

Wednesday, 23 May 2018 15:06

Our Lady, Help of Christians

2018OLHOCWeb150The Feast of Our Lady, Help of Christians (24 May), not only celebrates Mary as patroness of Australia, but also as patroness of the Carmelites in Australia and Timor-Leste.

The first synod of Bishops in Australia in 1844 chose Mary as patron of the fledgling Church under the title of Our Lady, Help of Christians. It is an ancient title for Mary. St John Chrysostom was the first to use it in the year 345. Pope Pius VII instituted the feast of Our Lady, Help of Christians in 1815 on the anniversary of his return to Rome after exile and captivity. He attributed his deliverance to Our Lady.

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