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Tuesday, 06 December 2022 10:37

Timor-Leste celebrates Fr Bruce

On Sunday 4 November the Carmelite Family gathered at St Elias Community in Hera for a Mass of Thanksgiving for Fr Bruce Clark. Fr Bruce is returning to Australia to take up his role as newly elected Prior Provincial after living in Timor-Leste for the last 10 years. During that time, he has served as Novice Master, Prior, Director of Formation and the Provincial’s representative in Timor-Leste. A large crowd of Friars, sisters and members of the Carmelite Family gathered to mark the occasion and express their gratitude for Fr Bruce’s presence and ministry in Timor-Leste.

"Thank You Fr. Bruce Clark, may the Lord Bless you always in your task as a Prior Provincial. We Pray always for you!" - Carmelite Community in Timor-Leste

Thursday, 24 March 2022 17:24

Consecration to the Immaculate Heart

Pope Francis will consecrate humanity, Russia and Ukraine to the Immaculate Heart of Mary during the usual Friday Lenten Penitential service at St Peter’s tomorrow, the feast of the Annunciation of the Lord. The Pope has invited the whole Church to join with him and to pray the Act of Consecration throughout the day.

“This Act of Consecration is meant to be a gesture of the universal Church, which in this dramatic moment lifts up to God, through His Mother and ours, the cry of pain of all those who suffer and implore an end to the violence, and to entrust the future of our human family to the Queen of Peace,” the Pope said.

Thursday, 24 March 2022 16:00

Prayer to Titus Brandsma

God our Father, your servant,
Saint Titus Brandsma,
laboured zealously in your vineyard and gave his life freely because of his faith in you. Through his intercession I ask for your mercy and help.
Father Titus never refused when he was asked for help by your people.
In his name, I come to you with my needs ...
Lord, help me always to imitate the great faith, generous love and burning zeal of Saint Titus. Glorify your servant as he strove to glorify you. Amen.
Mary, Mother of Carmel, pray for us.
Titus Brandsma, Carmelite martyr,
intercede for us.

Tuesday, 01 March 2022 01:02

Lectio Divina for March

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Thursday, 24 February 2022 10:48

Day of Prayer for Peace

"I would like to appeal to everyone, believers and non-believers alike. Jesus taught us that the diabolical senselessness of violence is answered with God's weapons, with prayer and fasting. I invite everyone to make next 2 March, Ash Wednesday, a Day of Fasting for Peace. I encourage believers in a special way to dedicate themselves intensely to prayer and fasting on that day. May the Queen of Peace preserve the world from the madness of war." - Pope Francis. Read more

Friday, 30 July 2021 09:51

Novena to Our Lady of Mount Carmel

On the 9 days before the Feast of Our Lady of Mount Carmel (16 July), we pray for the needs of our Carmelite Family in Australia and Timor-Leste. Last year, in the midst of COVID-19, we included the people of the world in our novena of prayer. The novena can be prayed at any time of the year for the intentions below or for your own intentions asking Our Lady of Mount Carmel to intercede and pray with us. The prayers and intentions can be downloaded pdf here (2.32 MB) .

Wednesday, 03 June 2020 10:42

A Prayer for You from the Carmelites

Carmelites and friends in the England, Brazil, Timor-Leste and Australia came together online to form a virtual choir to record the song, ‘God Be With You’ as a prayer for all during these times. The words are in English and Tetum. The recording was organised by Niko De Jesus whose brother, Estevão, is one of our young Carmelites in Timor-Leste and includes Australian Carmelite, Matthew Tonini. Watch the video.