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Wednesday, 17 July 2019 14:47

Large crowd at Mothers' Mass

2019MMWeb150A large crowd gathered at the National Shrine of Our Lady of Mount Carmel, Middle Park (VIC) for our annual Mothers’ Mass on 14 July. The Mass, in honour of Our Lady of Mount Carmel, is celebrated for all mothers, living and deceased.

Carmelite Friars, Nuns, Lay Carmelites, parishioners, friends and supporters gathered for the Mass celebrated by Fr Paul Cahill (Prior Provincial). The names of nearly 4,000 mothers were included in the Mass.

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Tuesday, 16 July 2019 09:37

Solemnity of Our Lady of Mt Carmel

LaBrunaWeb150Today we celebrate the Solemnity of Our lady of Mount Carmel. From the earliest days of the Order's beginnings, Mary has held a special place in the lives of Carmelites.

Mary embodies everything that we hope for - to enter into an intimate relationship with Christ, being totally open to God's will and having our lives transformed by the Word of God. Like Mary, we too want to listen so deeply to the Word of God that he becomes flesh in us.

Happy feast day to all members of our Carmelite Family!

Monday, 15 July 2019 15:55

Prior General's Final Message

2019MOPGWeb150Fr Fernando Millán Romeral, Prior General, has written his final message to the Carmelite Family. Fr Fernando will finish his 12 year term as Prior General in September.  His message for the feast of Our Lady of Mount Carmel reflects on leadership, the coming General Chapter in September and various celebrations and anniversaries for the Carmelite Family in the coming year. Fr Fernando has also recorded a short video message to the Carmelite Family.

Read the Prior General's Message Watch the video message

Monday, 15 July 2019 13:51

English language students graduate

2019ELSPMG150Brs Agostinho Dos Santos, José Natalino Freitas and Anacleto Guterres Da Costa recently completed their first semester English language studies at the English Language School for Pastoral Ministry.

We congratulate them and wish them well for the next phase of their studies.

Monday, 15 July 2019 12:30

Grace shines in tragedy

JPIC88The Christchurch tragedy is an event which we will never forget, least of all the people of New Zealand who were intimately scarred by such senseless violence in their normally peaceful country. In our newsletter this month we share with gratitude a very sensitive reflection from the Sisters at the OCD Monastery Christchurch, reminding us that the presence of our God shines in the midst of chaos and that we all have a part to play in healing broken wounds.

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Thursday, 04 July 2019 15:27

Feast of Blessed Maria Crocifissa Curcio

mariacrocifissacurcio 150July 4 is the Feast of Blessed Maria Crocifissa Curcio foundress of the Carmelite Missionary Sisters of Saint Therese of the Child Jesus. The mission of the congregation was to ‘bring souls to God’ by feeding the poor, educating children and supporting families in Christian living.

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