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Tuesday, 29 January 2019 13:04

Bookwheels and Scrollwheels

bookwheel 150A book as long as your arm needs somewhere to rest. Opened by hand, the book becomes a table, imprinted with all known knowledge. Oceans may come up between us, while the leaves are close as touch. And another book, seemingly more wondrous than the first, purchased by subscription from a city of snowstorms and cobble streets and candlelight. And another, yet larger, as though we could sit all day and night at our table of pages, absorbed in their longer and longer contents, with no thought of going outside again.

Tuesday, 01 January 2019 12:47

Lectio Divina for January

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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Tuesday, 01 January 2019 11:32

We begin the New Year with Mary

LaBrunaWeb150New Year's Day is also the Solemnity of Mary, Mother of God. It's the most important feast of Mary in the Church's calendar. A week after celebrating the birth of Jesus, we honour Mary as Mother of God and mother of all believers.

We wish you a very happy New Year. May it be filled with an ever deeper awareness of God's presence around us and in us. May Mary accompany us with wisdom and love throughout this new year. May it bring each of us much happiness and great peace.

Monday, 24 December 2018 12:40

Wishing you a Blessed Christmas

christmas18 150The Carmelites of Australia and Timor-Leste wish you and your family a very happy Christmas.

The One who came among us is still among us – Emanuel – a name which means ‘God is with us’.

Friday, 21 December 2018 16:34

Fourth Sunday of Advent: Receive!

fourthsundayadvent 150The Christmas feast grows ever near.

As always in Advent, the first reading proclaims the promise and the Gospel shows its fulfilment.

Today the first reading proclaims a Messiah, a shepherd-king, who will feed his flock with the strength and the majesty of God. He will bring security and peace to God’s people.

Saturday, 15 December 2018 15:55

Third Sunday of Advent: Rejoice!

thirdsundayadvent 150This Sunday marks the turning point in our Advent Prayer. Traditionally, the third Sunday of Advent is called Gaudete (rejoicing) Sunday. The rose-coloured vestments, candles and cloths strike a sharp note of joy in the midst of the Advent purple. Feelings of expectation and rejoicing dominate the prayers and readings of this part of Advent as we grow closer to celebrating the Christmas feast as a celebration of the enduring presence of Christ in us.

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