Friday, 20 July 2018 16:09

Young Carmelites off to Europe

2018YCOTEWeb150Brothers José, Francisco and Matthew left Timor today on their way to Europe. There they will attend the International Course for Simply Professed Carmelites in the Netherlands and in Mainz and Dachau, Germany, from 22 July to 5 August.

The focus of the course is Blessed Titus Brandsma, O.Carm, who was martyred in Dachau concentration camp in 1942. He was a professor, journalist and martyr. The course will reflect on the way in which contemplation unified these diverse aspects of Blessed Titus’ life.

Friday, 20 July 2018 09:29

Feast of Elijah, the Prophet

ElijahWFCToday Carmelites throughout the world celebrate the Solemnity of the Old Testament Prophet, Elijah. In the Carmelite tradition Elijah is regarded as the spiritual father of and a source of inspiration for Carmelites.

From Elijah, Carmelites learn to be people who stand before God
with undivided heart, entirely dedicated to his service,
and aflame with a passionate love for God and others.

Tuesday, 10 July 2018 09:13

Br Donato Ordained Deacon

2018DDWeb150Timorese Carmelite, Br Donato De Jesus Marçal, was part of a group of Deacons ordained on 8 July.  Bishop Y. Kopong Kung (Bishop of Larantuka) ordained the 10 class-mates at the Carmelite Community in Wairklau, Flores. Donato completed his studies in Flores earlier this year. After a period of pastoral experience in Timor he will be ordained priest.

Our warm congratulations and best wishes go to Donato both for his Ordination as a Deacon and for his further preparation for Priesthood.

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Saturday, 07 July 2018 15:55

Mothers' Mass & Novena of Prayer

LaBrunaWeb150You are warmly invited to join us in celebrating the Feast of Our Lady of Mount Carmel on Sunday 15 July at 10.30am at the National Shrine of Our Lady of Mount Carmel (cnr Richardson & Wright Sts, Middle Park, Vic). You can also join with us in the Novena of Prayer on the 9 days before the Feast.

During the Novena of Prayer Carmelites offer their prayers for the members of the Carmelite Family and for those in need.

pdf Download the Prayer for each day of the Novena (482 KB)

2018LVPGWeb150Fr Fernando Millán Romeral, Carmelite Prior General, has issued a letter and video message to the Carmelite Family for the approaching Solemnity of Our Lady of Mount Carmel on 16 July.

Read the letter from the Prior General

Watch the video message

Saturday, 30 June 2018 14:04

Lectio Divina for July

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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  pdf Lectio Divina July 2018 PDF (1.17 MB)

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