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Justice, Peace and the Integrity of Creation

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Monday, 09 October 2023 17:07

Laudate Deum - Pope Francis

Pope Francis has published an Apostolic Exhortation building on his 2015 encyclical.…
Wednesday, 23 November 2022 17:56

COP 27, stagnation & progress

Every three years the Carmelites are called to a Chapter where all…
Thursday, 27 October 2022 15:47

Let’s Talk About Respect... 

As violence in Australia appears to be endemic it’s heartening to see…
Thursday, 27 October 2022 15:31

The Letter

The Letter tells the story about the Pope’s call to care for…
Tuesday, 25 October 2022 16:41

End violence against women

The Carmelites of Australia and Timor-Leste remember the 25th of each month…
Tuesday, 20 September 2022 14:12

Season of Creation - Week 4

During the Season of Creation, our common prayer and action can help…
Tuesday, 13 September 2022 15:47

Season of Creation - Week 3

The Season of Creation is a time to renew our relationship with…
Tuesday, 06 September 2022 15:13

Season of Creation - Week 2

During the Season of Creation, our common prayer and action can help…
Monday, 29 August 2022 17:10

Season of Creation - Week 1

The burning bush is the Symbol for the Season of Creation 2022.…
Saturday, 27 August 2022 17:10

Season of Creation 2022 - Pope Francis

“Listen to the voice of creation” is the theme and invitation of…
Tuesday, 23 August 2022 16:01

Confronting violence and abuse

The Australian Catholic Bishops Social Justice Statement, Respect: Confronting Violence and Abuse,…
Thursday, 30 June 2022 15:27

NAIDOC Week and the Plenary Council

Sunday 3rd July will see many prominent members of our Catholic Church…
Monday, 06 June 2022 16:12

The crisis of the anthropocene

"As a human species we are increasingly disconnected from the planetary ecosystem…
Saturday, 30 April 2022 15:51

Timor-Leste: 20 years of Independence

Timor-Leste will celebrate 20 years of independence on 20 May, the anniversary…
Saturday, 30 April 2022 15:02

Voting for Justice? Here's how

Catholic Religious Australia has published a special issue of its newsletter, Just…
Friday, 01 April 2022 09:22

Mightier than the sword

This month we reflect and recognise the part that the Press and…
Carmelites have a keen sense of justice, both ad intra and ad extra. They understand that justice has a number of meanings: it is a…
Wednesday, 26 February 2020 16:49

Ecological Conversion

“Ecological Conversion” is a small book of 37 brief reflections written by Carmelite, Eduardo Agosta Scarel, and published by the Carmelite NGO at the UN.…
Monday, 26 August 2019 18:01

East Timor's Vote for Independence 1999

“I was 24 years old in 1999. I was a Carmelite student, studying in Flores, Indonesia. Our Carmelite leaders in Indonesia gave ten of us…
Friday, 03 May 2019 11:14

The Purity of Truth

Fake news is immoral when it masquerades as truth, when it irresponsibly diverts people's attention from fact. Sometimes it is gossip and other times it…
Friday, 05 April 2019 14:05

The State of the Earth's Climate

Renowned Carmelite climate scientist, Fr Eduardo Scarel, looks at the state of the earth's climate over the last 4 years - the 4 warmest ever…
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Carmelite Rule

A rule of life was given to the early Carmelites by St Albert Avogadro, Patriach of Jerusalem between the years 1206 - 1214. It was finally approved by Pope Innocent in 1247 and later underwent mitigations which were not in the original text.

The Carmelite Rule states that is basic for a Carmelite to "live a life of allegiance to Jesus Christ - how, pure in heart and stout in conscience, he must be unswerving in the service of his Master" [no.2].


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NCSS Commitment Badge 250 ReverseWe are committed to safeguarding all people in our care, particularly children, young people and vulnerable adults.

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