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Friday, 19 June 2015 12:46

Our new Deacons

2015DiaconateWeb200Congratulations to our new Deacons, Brothers Fausto Tilman De Arajuo and Carlito Da Costa Araujo, who were ordained to the diaconate in the Carmelite parish of the Holy Cross at Maulo'o-Paga, Flores, by the Archbishop of Ende, Vincentius Poto Kota on 14 June.

Two other Carmelites from the Indonesian Province were also ordained Deacons in the same ceremony.

Fausto and Carlito are expected to return to Timor Leste later this month.

Saturday, 30 May 2015 13:45

Carmelite Family Gathers for Assembly

2015AssemmblyLogoWeb200Fifty members of the Carmelite Family in Australia will gather this week in Melbourne. Friars, Lay Carmelites, and representatives from The Carmelite Centre, Melbourne, the Carmelite Library, Whitefriars College, Port Melbourne/Middle Park Parish, Coorparoo Parish, Sancta Sophia Meditation Community, the Carmelite Development Office and the Provincial Office will gather at St Joseph's Hall, Port Melbourne, for the 2015 Provincial Assembly.

Over the first 2 days (2 & 3 June) we will listen to 5 people share their experience of Carmelite Life and Spirituality - Friar, Januario Pinto, Lay Carmelite, Chris Wade, former Whitefriars College student, Nicholas Soraghan, Port Melbourne/Middle Park parishioner Margaret Fagan and Carmelite Centre associate Nancy De Losa.

"We will have the opportunity to listen to these stories and what they may be saying to us in terms of the strength and vitality of various experiences of Carmelite life and what challenges they may hold for the future, said Fr Hugh Brown, Chair of the Commission for Ongoing Formation and the Promotion of Carmelite Life & Spirituality.

Saturday, 30 May 2015 12:53

Lay Carmelite E-bulletin No 2 2015

EBulletinLogoThe 2nd issue for 2015 of the international E-Bulletin for Lay Carmelites is now available.

  • Celebrating the 5th Centenary of Teresa of Jesus
  • A young man explains why he became a Lay Carmelite
  • 17 seminarians in Manila become Lay Carmelites
  • Atlanta Convocation of Lay Carmelites
  • 2nd International Lay Carmelite Gathering in Asia-Australia-Oceania Region

pdf LC Bulletin No 2 2015 (1.47 MB)  

Saturday, 30 May 2015 12:40

JPIC Newsletter - June 2015

JPICNewsletterWeb200x150From the Carmelite Justice, Peace & Integrity of Creation Commission.

In this issue:

Pope Francis' new encyclical on the Environment is soon to be released and, with people of every nation, we also celebrate World Environment Day on 5th JUNE. Attached is the June e-newsletter for your prayerful reflection on these two events.

JPIC No 42 June 2015

Saturday, 23 May 2015 15:15

New Carmelite Saint

MoJCWeb200Among the four women religious canonised by Pope Francis on 17 May was Discalced Carmelite nun, Sr Mary of Jesus Crucified. She is the first Carmelite nun from the Middle East.

Born in Galilee, Mary lived in Egypt, Lebanon, France and India and her short life came to an end in Bethlehem. She is a bridge between the Christians of the East and West.

Miriam Baouardy was born in Galilee on 5 January 1846 to Greek parents of the Melkite Rite.

ALC1Web300Adelaide Lay Carmelites met for a one day retreat on St Teresa of Avila on Sunday 17 May. Held at the Passionist Monastery, Glen Osmond, the retreat day was led by Fr Paul Gurr, OCarm, Provincial Delegate for the Lay Carmelites. During Mass Majella Partridge made her first profession as a Lay Carmelite. The 14 members of the community also elected a new Community Council: Keith Belton (Prior), Jim Brewster, Maureen Kerrigan and Angela Zakarias.

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