Wednesday, 06 December 2017 11:15

World Human Rights Day of Prayer - 10 December

2017WHRDOPWeb200World Human Rights Day of Prayer falls within the season of Advent, when Christians enter into the experience of longing: longing for Truth, for Freedom, for Peace, for Love…for the experience of all that gives meaning to human life. We pray with Mary and Joseph and their Child seeking shelter in a violent land during violent times. We pray especially for all child migrants who are most vulnerable and voiceless.

The Carmelite NGO has produced a book of prayers, songs and reflections for you to use for this year's celebration of World Human Rights day.

Wednesday, 06 December 2017 10:45

10 Novices to make first vows in Timor-Leste

2017NWeb200History will be made in a few days time when our 10 novices in Timor-Leste will make their first vows as Carmelites.

They will form the largest group of novices to make their first vows in the history of the Carmelite Province of Australia and Timor-Leste. The last big group was in 1963 when 8 novices made their frist vows together in Australia.

Wednesday, 06 December 2017 09:52

Thank You to our donors

2017DMWen200Last week we held our annual Mass and High Tea to thank our donors for their generosity. Almost 70 people attended. Fr Paul Cahill (Prior Provincial) celebrated the Mass at St Joseph's, Port Melbourne (VIC). Frs Pat Harney, Maurice Barry, Paul Sireh and Januario Pinto concelebrated and Br Sean Keefe and Fr Michael Brundell joined the group for the presentations and High Tea.

Thank you to all our friends who generously support the life and work of the Carmelites in Australia and Timor-Leste.

Tuesday, 05 December 2017 16:29

New amenities for boarding house in Zumalai

2017NABWeb200Work is proceeding well on the new toilet and shower block for our 27 boarding house students in Zumalai, thanks mainly to the generosity of students, teachers, families and parishioners of Our Lady of Mt Carmel Parish and School in Coorparoo (QLD). The project is expected to cost around $30,000.00. The boarding house enables children from outlying villages in the huge parish to attend school in Zumalai.

If you would like to contribute to this project please contact our This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..

Saturday, 02 December 2017 17:32

Advent begins on Sunday

2017A1Web200Our Advent journey begins on Sunday. In Advent we do not pretend that we are waiting for Jesus to be born in a stable. That happened once, a long time ago, and it will not happen again. The God who came among us is still among us. In Advent the Church uses two points of reference for our reflection: the first coming of Jesus and his final coming.

The Advent question is: How are we to live as the people of Christ in this ‘in-between’ time – between these two comings of Jesus?

Saturday, 02 December 2017 16:27

3 Charisms join for Vocations Promotion

2017VB2Web200The Carmelites, Passionists and Blessed Sacrament Congregation have joined together to promote vocations at stand 98 during the Australian Catholic Youth Festival in Sydney from 7-9 December.

Fr Martinho Da Costa and Br Matthew Tonini are representing the Carmelites. Our new vocations brochure will be available at the Festival or by mail from This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.. You can see the brochure here.

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