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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.

Tuesday, 13 December 2016 15:38

Lay Carmelite E-bulletin No 2 2016

EBulletinLogoWelcome to the 2nd issue of the international E-bulletin for Lay Carmelites for 2016.

This issue highlights the conclusion of the Jubilee Year of Mercy, the Lay Carmelites in Puerto Rico & The Philppines, Africa & Australia.

  pdf Download this issue (1.86 MB)

Monday, 12 December 2016 16:27

Young Carmelites Complete Degrees

2016YCCDWeb200Two young Carmelites, Brs Januario Pinto and Matthew Tonini completed their Bachelor of Theology degrees this year at the University of Divinity, Melbourne. Both will now begin their Masters degrees in Theological Studies. Congratulations, Januario and Matthew!

Thank you to our friends and supporters who have helped Januario and Matthew reach this milestone in their studies. Donate to our formation fund.

2016TLCWeb200The Timor-Leste Carmelite Assembly began on 6 December with an Opening Eucharist presided over by Fr Paul Cahill (Prior Provincial).

Almost all Carmelites in Timor-Leste were present. After Mass and various reports elections were held for 2 councillors to assist Fr Aniceto Maia Da Costa in his ministry as Carmelite Provincial Delegate for Timor-Leste. Frs Bruce Clark and Krisna Aji Nugroho (pictured here with Fr Paul Cahill) were elected to the Council. Full story & photos

2016LTLDecWeb200During the Opening Eucharist for the Timor-Leste Assembly, Brs Silvestre Alves, Frangelino Ximenes, Jose Freitas and Anacleto Guterres da Costa were instituted as Lectors by Fr Paul Cahill (Prior Provincial).

Lectors proclaim the Word of God in liturgical assemblies, instruct adults and children in the faith and prepare them to receive the sacraments. For those preparing for Priesthood in the Church, receiving this ministry is another step on their journey to Ordination. Congratulations, Brothers! Click here for a larger photo.

Monday, 05 December 2016 16:29

Novices make First Profession of Vows

2016FPTLWeb200Five Carmelite novices in Timor-Leste made their first profession of vows on Saturday 3 December in Hera. Brothers Luis Mendonça Maia, Luis Baptista, Estevão Mendonça De Jesus, Estevão Gomes de Deus and Francisco Xavirius Vieira Martins made their profession during Mass celebrated by Fr Paul Cahill (Prior Provincial).

Congratulations, brothers! The newly-professed will begin their studies for ministry in Dili next year. View photos.

Monday, 05 December 2016 15:25

Our New Novices

2016RTLWeb200On Friday 2 December Bonifacio Braganca Lopes, Celestino Soares, Domingos Nautus Quefi, Elias Soares Sin, Fernando Gusmão, Isaias de Jesus Martins, and João Fernando Cabal were received into the Novitiate in Hera, Timor-Leste. Fr Bruce Clark (Prior & Novice Master) received the new novices together with Fr Paul Cahill (Prior Provincial).

Welcome, brothers! View photos.

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