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Wednesday, 25 February 2015 11:00

Fr Roque's Mass of Thanksgiving

RoqueMoTW200Fr Roque Soares Da Cruz celebrated his Mass of Thanksgiving on Sunday 8 February in the grounds of the Church of Our Lady of Mount Carmel, Letefoho.

Fr Roque was ordained priest with Fr Carlito Da Silva in Immaculate Conception Cathedral, Dili on 30 January.

Tuesday, 24 February 2015 14:26

Paul Anderson TOC RIP

PaulAndersonWeb200Rockhampton Lay Carmelite, Paul Anderson, was found dead in his home on 22 February. Paul was the founding member of the Lay Carmelite community in Rockhampton in 1986. The community now has 9 members.

Tropical Cyclone Marcia tore down more than 1400 power poles and blacked out most areas in Rockhampton. Paul had severe respiratory problems and was very dependent on air-conditioning. Because the power had failed he was not able to survive the very humid conditions.

Paul was a most sincere, prayerful, contemplative and humble man. His fatherly care for and attention to the others in the community will long outlast his death.

We extend our deepest sympathy to Paul's family, friends and Lay Carmelite community. May he rest in peace.

Tuesday, 24 February 2015 11:42

Lay Carmelite E-bulletin No 1 2015

EBulletinLogoThe 1st issue for 2015 of the international E-Bulletin for Lay Carmelites is now available.

  • The Rule & the Laity - Abraham Camino, Peru
  • Why I became a Lay Carmelite - Amos Ochieng, Kenya
  • Celebrations of the Third Order of Carmel in Rockhampton
  • Casa de Caridade Padre Ibiapina -where Lay Carmelites look after 200 children from 6 to 14 years old.

pdf Lay Carmelite E Bulletin No 1 2015 (958 KB)

Sunday, 22 February 2015 15:50

Zumalai Boarding House Opens

BoardingHouseWeb200The new boarding house for High School students was blessed and opened in Zumalai by Fr Bruce Clark (Regional Prior) on Tuesday 20 January 2015.

Fr Bruce was assisted by Fr Manuel Almeida da Costa (Parish Priest) with Brother Antonio Olavio Exposto being the Master of Ceremonies.  The new Boarding House was dedicated to Blessed Titus Brandsma and a images of him and of Our Lady of Mount Carmel were also blessed.

Sunday, 22 February 2015 14:30

Fr Carlito's Mass of Thanksgiving

CarlitoMTW200Following his Ordination with Fr Roque Soares Da Cruz in Immaculate Conception Cathedral, Dili, on 30 January, Fr Carlito Da Silva celebrated his Mass of Thanksgiving at the Chapel of Saint Michael Archangel, in Besilau, Aileu.

Fr Carlito and Fr Roque arrived at the Chapel wearing the traditional dress of their villages and escorted by a large procession of villagers, Carmelites, family and friends.

Sunday, 22 February 2015 14:17

New 2nd Year Pre-Novices

PreNoves2015Web200Five Pre-Novices were formally welcomed into the 2nd year of the Pre-Novitiate on Sunday 18 January during Evening Prayer in the Blessed Titus Brandsma community Fatuhada, Dili.

The Fatuhada community was joined by the Hera community for the occasion. Fr Bruce Clark (Regional Prior) led the prayer assisted by Fr Paskalis Patut (Director of the Pre-Novitiate) and Brother Carlito da Silva (assistant formator for the Pre-Novices).

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