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LouisZellieMartinW300Pope Francis has approved decrees permitting the canonisation of the parents of St Thérèse of Lisieux.

Louis and Zélie Martin will be the first couple to be canonised together as husband and wife. Cardinal Angelo Amato, prefect for the Congregation for the Causes of the Saints, said the canonisation would testify to their “extraordinary witness of conjugal and familial spirituality”. (Source: Catholic Herald UK)

Sunday, 28 June 2015 18:21

Testing Times for Br Sean

SKeefeWeb200This teacher genuinely relates to struggling students.

As part of a special promotion in The Weekly Review (June 10-16 2015) Br Sean Keefe from Whitefriars College was interviewed by reporter Cheryl Critchley.

'Now a youthful 68, Sean is the perfect fit for a Carmelite school that prides itself on a strong community and social justice ethos. He has also been asked to mentor several Carmelite students, mostly from East Timor, as they train for the priesthood. It is a far cry from the days when he thought he was “a stupid boy from Louisville”', the article says.

Read more of Br Sean's story by clicking pdf here (1.18 MB) .

Sunday, 28 June 2015 18:11

Carmelite Sisters flourish in Zumalai

ZumSrsWeb200The Sisters of Mount Carmel's mission work in Timor-Leste has been enormously blessed since its foundation on 18 July 2013.

Four young Timorese women have entered the formation program in The Philippines. They are becoming ac­quainted with Carmel in the Philippines and began their postulancy program of studies at the end of May. Pic­tured from left: Sister Mailyn Batocabe, who accompanied the postulants to the Philippines; Natalina Exposto, Maria Sirene, Rosita Dos Santos, Anastacia Lima, Sister Remedios Natonton and Father Bruce Clark, OCarm., Regional Prior and Novice Master.

(Adapted from Contemplatives In Action, newsletter of the Sisters of Our Lady of Mount Carmel, US, Philippines & Timor Leste)

Sunday, 28 June 2015 11:33

JPIC Newsletter - July 2015

JPIC43Web200Monthly newsletter of the Carmelite Justice, Peace & Integrity of Creation Commission.

This month's issue is all about Pope Francis' new Encyclical, Laudato Si' - On the care of our common home.

It contains some reflections on the Encyclical from a Carmelite point of view together with a 10 point summary of the main message.

Download this issue by clicking the link below.

JPIC No 43 July 2015

You can download the full text of the Encyclical pdf here (423 KB) .

Wednesday, 24 June 2015 10:33

Laudato Si - On the care of our common home

laudato siWeb200Pope Francis has released his long-awaited encyclical on climate change and the care of the earth, Laudato Si (Praise be to You).

The document “will emphasize that the option for stewardship of the environment goes hand in hand with the option for the poor,” said Carmelite, Eduardo Scarel, a climate scientist who teaches at the Pontifical Catholic University of Argentina and the National University of La Plata in Buenos Aires.

“I think the pope wants us to become aware of this,” said Scarel, who was involved in preparatory consultations about the encyclical. “He is aiming at a change of heart. What will save us is not technology or science. What will save us is the ethical transformation of our society.” (Source: Crux)

You can download the encyclical using the link below.

pdf Laudato Si Encyclical of Pope Francis June 2015 (423 KB)

Friday, 19 June 2015 13:40

The Vine - June 2015

TheVine26.2Welcome to the latest issue of The Vine, our Lay Carmelite Newsletter for Australia and New Zealand.

In this issue:

  • Peter White introduces the new-look issue of The Vine
  • Fr Paul Gurr reflects on the need to be people of the future, not of the past
  • Christine Wade talks about the 2015 Provincial Assembly
  • Tribute to Fr Noel Kierce RIP
  • News from our communities
  • Getting to Know You: Fr Matthew McPhee
  • St Teresa of Avila: Sr Paula continues her article about St Teresa
  • International News & Notice Board

Click to download The Vine 26 2 June 2015



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