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Thursday, 29 September 2016 11:08

General Congregation meets in Fatima

2016GClogoWeb200Fr Paul Cahill (Prior Provincial) and Br Antonio Olavio Exposto have been attending the General Congregation of the Carmelites in Fatima, Portugal. The General Congregation is a meeting of Provincials and one member of each Province to discuss matters of common interest. It is held 2 years before each General Chapter meeting.

The principal speakers are Cardinal Tagle - “Missionaries of God’s tenderness and love”, Fr Claudemir Rozin, OCarm. - “The peripheries of Carmel today” and Fr Míceál O’Neill, OCarm. - “If you knew the gift of God (Jn 4:10) - The Carmelite wisdom of St Mary Magdalene de' Pazzi”.

Wednesday, 28 September 2016 14:05

JPIC Newsletter - October

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

In this issue:
Sacred Stones - A sacramental tradition
JPIC Calendar for October
A Place at the Table - 2016 Social Justice Statement

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Monday, 29 August 2016 16:50

JPIC Newsletter - September

JPICNewsletterWeb200x150Welcome to this special issue of the JPIC Newsletter which focusses on the impact of plastic in our oceans and takes up Pope Francis' call to pray for creation.

Millions of tons of plastic garbage pollute our world. What if we could turn them into fuel instead? Join the 'Season of Creation', a month of prayer and action in caring for creation.

Visit our Justice, Peace & Integrity of Creation page for more information, videos and articles.  Download the newsletter here.

Monday, 29 August 2016 16:40

Pray for Creation - Pope Francis

PFSOCWeb200Pope Francis is urging the whole world to pray for Creation on 1 September. The Day of Prayer for Creation has been extended into a “Season of Creation” celebrated by Christian communities around the globe, beginning on 1 September and ending on 4 October, the Feast of St Francis of Assisi.

Check out our Justice, Peace & Integrity of Creation page for Pope Francis' video invitation to prayer. Also on the page are videos and articles about what is happening to our oceans and marine life as plastic and other rubbish fills them.

201615ATLWeb200Fifteen years ago today the Australian Carmelites took responsibility for the Carmelite Mission in Timor-Leste.

The mission was founded in January 1999 by the Indonesian Carmelites. In August 1999 the Timorese people voted for self-determination. On 20 October the Indonesian legislature ratified the vote, allowing East Timor to officially be an independent nation.

Friday, 05 August 2016 15:13

Historic Lay Carmelite Assembly

2016LCAWeb200The 2016 Lay Carmelite Assembly at Jamberoo Abbey NSW was an historic event.

For the first time, the Assembly elected 2 members of the Lay Carmelite Council. Formerly, these representatives were appointed by the Friars’ Provincial Council. So the 2016 Assembly saw the Lay Carmelites of Australia – and New Zealand - achieve a new degree of autonomy.
Never before has there been a New Zealand presence on the governing body.

Saturday, 30 July 2016 16:28

JPIC Newsletter - August 2016

JPICNewsletterWeb200x150This month's newsletter from our Justice, Peace & Integrity of Creation Commission.

In this issue:

Meditating for Others
JPIC Calendar for this month
Prayerful Reflection

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Saturday, 30 July 2016 15:57

Agedo's Profession - a short video

2016ABSPVWeb200You can watch a short video of Agedo's Solemn Profession on 16 July at the National Shrine of Our Lady of Mount Carmel, Middle Park.

The video has also been uploaded to the Carmelite Communications YouTube channel.

Click here to watch the video


Thursday, 28 July 2016 14:48

Carmel Contact - latest issue

CCLogoWeb200Welcome to the latest issue of our newsletter, Carmel Contact. In this issue

In the care of a loving mother - John Abrahams
A strong, vibrant & united Province - Fr Paul Cahill, Prior Provincial
Mary our model - a 9 day novena of prayer
Supporting our East Timorese through the gift of education
A bag full of Rosaries - a 93 year old brings joy to East Timor

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Thursday, 28 July 2016 14:30

Br Matthew receives Lector

2016MTLWeb200Br Matthew Tonini was formally entrusted with the ministry of Lector by Fr Paul Cahill (Prior Provincial) on 15 July.

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, Matthew!

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