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Wednesday, 17 April 2019 17:57

Good Friday Meditation

2019GFWeb150Br Sean Keefe, Chaplain at Whitefriars College has written a meditation on the Stations of the Cross. The reflection takes each Station and explores its meaning in the lives of everday people. The images used in the meditation are the work of Graeme Law (College Chapel Architect) and present the way of the Cross through the eyes of Jesus.

pdf Read the reflection (617 KB)

Wednesday, 17 April 2019 17:14

Three Great Days

2019HTWeb1052018GFWeb1502018EVWeb150The three ceremonies on Holy Thursday, Good Friday and the Easter Vigil are really one great liturgy, celebrated in 3 parts, over 3 days.

Click 'read more' for a short reflection about each of these ceremonies.


Wednesday, 17 April 2019 16:57

Ways of Seeing - 2019 Carmelite Symposium

2019SYMWeb150You are invited to three days of spiritual workshops at the Carmelite Symposium 23-25 May 2019. Held at the Carmelite Centre Melbourne, these workshops engage the inner journey and how it can be manifested outwardly. It’s about how each one of us uses art forms - painting, drawing, journaling, writing, music, movement – as means to spiritual exploration and expression. The workshops are an invitation to creative involvement and taking time out; about personal growth, experience, and relationship.

  pdf Read the brochure (608 KB)

Friday, 12 April 2019 16:31

Passion Sunday

2019PassionWeb150In Luke’s portrayal of the Passion Jesus remains a simple, humble, peaceful man despite all that happens. The hallmarks of innocence, righteousness, suffering servant are his and even in his suffering he refuses temptation, is the cause of conversion and reconciliation, the giver of mercy and ultimately, of life itself. Jesus acts with dignity and complete faith in God.

As we follow the story, the crowd, the good thief and the centurion are won over (converted) by what they ‘see’ happening before their eyes.

Friday, 12 April 2019 15:42

A Beacon of Light

CC108Web150This issue of Carmel Contact is filled with uplifting and heart-warming stories of people who bring the hope of a new life to those in need. The children in Zumalai very much appreciated the messages of greetings and support our donors sent last Christmas. There is news about the Youth Engagement Program in Zumalai, our new Carmelite novices and candidates, Fr Laurie Timms' memories of his Novitiate in 1966, our Donors' Mass and High Tea and an invitation to share in our Easter Vigil Mass, and much more.

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Friday, 12 April 2019 15:36

Growing Dragon Fruit in Timor

2019GDFTLWeb150Fr Fausto Tilman De Araújo, one of the formators in our community in Hera, Timor-Leste, has been experimenting. A keen gardener, Fausto has been trying to grow the highly sought after dragon fruit. If successful, Fausto hopes not only to supply the large Carmelite community at Hera (36 Carmelites) but to grow enough for sale to local supermarkets where it fetches a good price. Good luck, Fausto!

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