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Saturday, 27 April 2019 15:23

Carmelite Family Retreat

2019CFRWeb150The Carmelite Family Retreat was recently held on the weekend 12-14 April 2019 at the beautiful seaside Retreat Centre ‘Santa Casa ‘ located at Queenscliff on the Bellarine Peninsular in Victoria. It was attended by 21 members of the Carmelite Family, including representatives from the Lay Carmelite community Melbourne and regular participants of the Carmelite Centre programs. The Retreat was led by Fr Matthew McPhee who was assisted by fellow Carmelite Friar Paul Sireh. Paul led us in some very meditative and creative liturgies.

The theme of this silent Retreat was ‘Vacare Deo’ – making room for God. 

Sunday, 21 April 2019 06:09

Happy Easter - He is Risen!

2018EETWeb150The Carmelites of Australia and Timor-Leste wish you a very Happy Easter as we celebrate the Resurrection.

Throughout the Easter Season we will remember you and your family in the masses and prayers celebrated in the National Shrine of Our Lady of Mount Carmel at Middle Park (VIC).

May the power of the Risen Christ continue to heal us and make us his Body.

Wednesday, 17 April 2019 17:57

Good Friday Meditation

2019GFWeb150Br Sean Keefe, Chaplain at Whitefriars College has written a meditation on the Stations of the Cross. The reflection takes each Station and explores its meaning in the lives of everday people. The images used in the meditation are the work of Graeme Law (College Chapel Architect) and present the way of the Cross through the eyes of Jesus.

pdf Read the reflection (617 KB)

Wednesday, 17 April 2019 17:14

Three Great Days

2019HTWeb1052018GFWeb1502018EVWeb150The three ceremonies on Holy Thursday, Good Friday and the Easter Vigil are really one great liturgy, celebrated in 3 parts, over 3 days.

Click 'read more' for a short reflection about each of these ceremonies.


Wednesday, 17 April 2019 16:57

Ways of Seeing - 2019 Carmelite Symposium

2019SYMWeb150You are invited to three days of spiritual workshops at the Carmelite Symposium 23-25 May 2019. Held at the Carmelite Centre Melbourne, these workshops engage the inner journey and how it can be manifested outwardly. It’s about how each one of us uses art forms - painting, drawing, journaling, writing, music, movement – as means to spiritual exploration and expression. The workshops are an invitation to creative involvement and taking time out; about personal growth, experience, and relationship.

  pdf Read the brochure (608 KB)

Friday, 12 April 2019 16:31

Passion Sunday

2019PassionWeb150In Luke’s portrayal of the Passion Jesus remains a simple, humble, peaceful man despite all that happens. The hallmarks of innocence, righteousness, suffering servant are his and even in his suffering he refuses temptation, is the cause of conversion and reconciliation, the giver of mercy and ultimately, of life itself. Jesus acts with dignity and complete faith in God.

As we follow the story, the crowd, the good thief and the centurion are won over (converted) by what they ‘see’ happening before their eyes.

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