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Thursday, 17 December 2015 08:09

Br Matthew or Mr Tonini?


There was a bit of confusion about names when Br Matthew visited St Joseph’s School where he taught before he joined the Carmelites.

Matthew took the opportunity to explain the difference and introduce the Carmelites to the students.

While in Hillston NSW Matthew also helped out at community Christmas Carols.

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Tuesday, 15 December 2015 12:29

Martin Place Siege Anniversary

MPSAWeb200One year ago today Man Haron Monis walked into the Lindt Cafe in Sydney's busy Martin Place and took 17 staff and customers hostage.

Just over 16 hours later the siege ended with the deaths of Katrina Dawson, cafe manager, Tori Johnson and Monis himself.

Today we remember the victims, their families and friends and the emergency personnel involved in our thoughts and prayers.

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Sunday, 13 December 2015 11:43

Carmelites & the Year of Mercy

YOM3Web200Today is the Feast of St John of the Cross, Carmelite and Doctor of the Church (1542-1591).

Pope Francis has called the whole Church to celebrate a Year of Mercy.

Mercy is one of the works of love.

"In the evening of life, we will be judged on love alone" - St John of the Cross.

Read more about the Carmelites and the Year of Mercy.

Saturday, 12 December 2015 13:42

3 Young Carmelites Profess First Vows

FPET2105Web200On Sunday 6 December Brs Cesaltino Dos Santos, Julião Dos Santos and David Soares made their first profession of vows to Fr Denis Andrew (Prior Provincial) during Mass at Santo Elias Community in Hera, Timor-Leste.

Family, friends and Carmelites gathered to celebrate the Mass marking the end of 2 years of Novitiate formation for these young East Timorese.

Click to read more & see photos of the Profession Ceremony

RET2015Web200Jeronimo Emiliano Nunes, Paulo Martins Araujo, Caitano Soares da Silva and Jacob dos Reis Carvalho became the latest additions to the Carmelite Novitiate Community at Hera last Friday evening (4 December) when they were formally received into the Novitiate.

For the last 2 years Jeronimo, Paulo, Caitano and Jacob have been part of the Carmelite Pre-Novitiate program at Fatuhada in Dili.

Click to read more & view photos of the ceremony

Saturday, 12 December 2015 10:01

Hillston welcomes return of Br Matthew

MT2015Webb200St Joseph’s Primary School, Hillston has welcomed the visit of Br Matthew Tonini during the busy end of year and pre-Christmas period.

Matthew taught at St Joseph’s from 2010 to 2012 when he left to join the Carmelites. He has returned to St Joseph’s as part of his pastoral ministry training. He will be helping staff and students prepare for the end of the year and with the Advent preparations for Christmas.

As well as his theological studies this year, Matthew has been working with Year 7 students and teachers at Whitefriars College, Donvale VIC.

Matthew’s visit to Hillston has been covered in pdf St Joseph’s School Newsletter (1.28 MB) and pdf Communio – Catholic Education Office, Wilcannia-Forbes (1.04 MB)

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