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Monday, 11 February 2019 14:04

Welcome José & Anacleto!

2019WJAWeb150Brs José Natalino Freitas and Anacleto Guterres Da Costa have arrived in Australia to study English and Theology. They have begun their English language studies at the English Language School for Pastoral Ministry at Box Hill, VIC. They are part of the Carmelite community at Middle Park VIC. After completing their language studies they will study Theology at the University of Divinity, Melbourne.

José and Anacleto joined the Carmelites in 2010 and recently completed their Bachelor of Philosophy degree in Timor.

Tuesday, 05 February 2019 11:58

Carmelite Centre offers rich program

2019CCPWeb150Enjoy the rich variety of retreats, seminars, reading groups and prayer on offer at the Carmelite Centre this year.

Lectio Divina, meditation, mindfulness, Carmelite Conversations, residential and one day retreats are just some of the offerings this year. As well, there are sessions on the spirituality of the Carmelite Rule, St Thérèse of Lisieux, St John of the Cross, St Teresa of Avila, Evelyn Underhill, Anthony De Mello - and much more. 

You can pdf download our 2019 program (1.33 MB) . You can subscribe to the Carmelite Centre Newsletter by visiting the website and adding your email address at the end of the home page.

Monday, 04 February 2019 16:37

Over 140,000 join us on Facebook!

2019140KFFWeb150Over 140,000 people are now part of our Facebook Family! And over 23,000 people in Timor-Leste are now following us. Through our Facebook page people regularly ask us to pray for their needs, view our news and download our publications. We also have over 1,000 followers on Instagram.

Find us on and and click on ‘follow’ so you can see all our posts in your news feed.

Monday, 04 February 2019 16:06

Br Agedo graduates & completes degree

2019ABGCPEWeb150In graduating from his Clinical Pastoral Education course Agedo has now completed all the requirements for his Bachelor of Divinity degree. The graduation ceremony was held at the Peter MacCallum Cancer Centre in Melbourne where Agedo completed a 3 month Spiritual Care Internship on 31 January this year. Matthew Tonini and David Hofman also attended the graduation ceremony. Agedo says that the CPE was ‘very challenging; I learnt a lot about myself; how to work in a group and how to care for people of different religions and no religion’. Congratulations, Agedo! Click the 'read more' link for photos.

Friday, 01 February 2019 08:34

Wanted: Direct Marketing Co-ordinator

2019PD1Web150The Carmelites, Australia and Timor-Leste are looking for a Direct Marketing Co-ordinator to work with us to maximise income and donor growth through a DM strategy which focuses on donor retention, upgrade, conversion and reactivation of donors, and a donor acquisition and email program.

pdf Read the Position Description (98 KB) here.

Wednesday, 30 January 2019 15:52

JPIC Newsletter for February

JPIC83Welcome to 2019 and blessings to you in the many joys and challenges ahead.

IF we are to make our nation into a cohesive and diverse one, we must honour our Aboriginal brothers and sisters as our first nation peoples. IF we are to make a nation rather than a mere economy we have to absorb Indigenous history, learn from Indigenous people, walk in collaboration with them and recognise their rights. We are grateful to Glen Loughrey, Vicar at St Oswald’s Anglican Church, Glen Iris in Melbourne, for this reflection as he shares what it means to be an indigenous man as our nation marks Australia Day on 26 January.

pdf JPIC No 83 February 2019 (1.10 MB)

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