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Wednesday, 22 April 2020 03:30

Earth Day - Today 22 April

2020WEDWeb150Earth Day is an annual event celebrated around the world on 22 April to demonstrate support for environmental protection. First celebrated in 1970, it now includes events coordinated globally by the Earth Day Network in more than 193 countries. The Carmelite NGO will celebrate Earth Day with a Mass celebrated by Fr Hariawan Adji, OCarm. There is also an introduction by Fr Eduardo Agosta Scarel, OCarm. More story

Tuesday, 21 April 2020 12:38

Celebrating Easter in Timor

2020HESWeb150We thought you might enjoy this video of our students and novices in Hera, Timor-Leste, singing a Portuguese Easter song. The video was recorded in the Chapel at Hera and features Fr Bruce Clark (Prior), 25 professed students (in their white cloaks) and 3 novices (in brown). The words on the wall next to the crucifix are: Jesus has risen from the dead, Alleluia. The traditional Portuguese hymn is called: Hymn to Christ Risen. Thank you, brothers!

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Friday, 17 April 2020 15:42

2nd Sunday of Easter

20202SEWeb150In today’s Gospel reading there are two stories of transformation through encounter with the risen Jesus. Firstly, Jesus appears to a group of frightened and bewildered disciples hiding in a room. His first words are, ‘Peace be with you’. Fear and bewilderment turn into joy as the disciples recognise the presence of the Risen Jesus with them. But that’s not all.... Read more

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Saturday, 11 April 2020 17:14

Happy Easter!

2020Web150Even in these strange and difficult times we want to wish you and your loved ones a very happy Easter. This is an Easter like we have never had before. Without our usual celebrations with family and friends it can feel very empty indeed. For the first time in years many of us will be on our own. So we just wanted to let you know that we are thinking of you and we have you in our prayers, not just today, but every day. Resurrection is all about death giving way to life, the impossible becoming possible, absence becoming presence.

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Friday, 10 April 2020 11:21

Good Friday

2020GFWeb150Today we are acutely conscious of all those who are sharing the passion of Jesus because of the coronavirus. We remember all who are sick and those who have died. We remember their families and friends. We remember all medical personnel and researchers. We remember all those who are keeping our society going, seeing to our needs and looking after others during this crisis. Lord, may our faith, hope and love not fail.

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Wednesday, 08 April 2020 14:11

St Thérèse - the journey continues

STJCWeb150The tour of the relics of St Thérèse of Lisieux and her parents may have been suspended during the coronavirus crisis but don't miss this opportunity to learn more about this fascinating woman. Bernadette Micallef, from The Carmelite Centre, has produced two online resources. The first deals with her pdf family background and early life as a Carmelite. (1.45 MB) The second presentation explores pdf the message of Thérèse known as her (470 KB) pdf little way. (470 KB)

You can join a zoom conversation on 15 April to share your reflections. Please This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. by 9.00am on 15 April so you can be sent an invitation to join our conversation. More story.

Friday, 03 April 2020 15:30

Palm Sunday of the Passion

2019PassionWeb150In Matthew's portrayal of the Passion, the way of the cross is the way of non-violence in the face of violence - it is God's way and it fulfills the ancient scriptures. He fulfills the prophecy of the suffering servant found in the book of Isaiah - a servant who remains silent in face of accusations. Unlikely and unexpected people step forward to offer witness to the truth of Jesus - Joseph of Arimathea, the women disciples and the centurion. This year many people are sharing the passion of Jesus in their suffering with COVID-19. Many others are witnessing to the way of Jesus through their care and love.

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Friday, 03 April 2020 15:12

Timor-Leste prepares for COVID-19

2020TLPWeb150The Government of Timor-Leste has moved quickly to close boarders and insist on a 14-day quarantine for all people arriving from overseas. The Archbishop of Dili has cancelled all religious gatherings and all school are now closed. A State of Emergency has been declared and several hundred people are in compulsory quarantine. As of 2 April there is only one confirmed case.

In Zumalai, well ahead of the closure of schools, Brother Antonio was working to strengthen the immune systems of our boarding house students with a plant extract known locally for its medicinal properties. Face masks were also issued to the children and teachers in both the parish primary school and the boarding house. More photos

Wednesday, 01 April 2020 15:07

Support, prayer & reflection for today

2020COSWeb150Dear sisters and brothers,
Thank you to all who are praying with us for our world and its peoples at this challenging time. Here, in our community at Middle Park, we are praying our Prayer in this time of crisis every morning and evening. Please join with us if you can.

See more of today's letter including the video of the Pope's Special Blessing and a reflection for today by Fr Hugh Brown, OCarm.

Wednesday, 01 April 2020 14:44

Lectio Divina for April

LDWeb150You can download and save the scripture texts, reflections and prayers for Lectio Divina for each day of this month. Lectio Divina is a traditional way of praying the Scriptures. Visit our Lectio Divina page for more information about how to pray using Lectio Divina.

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