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Saturday, 15 December 2018 14:08

We welcome 7 new Novices

2018TLRWeb150On Monday 10 December Fr Paul Cahill (Prior Provincial) formally received Januario Maria Soares, Calisto Pereira Rodrigues, Pedro Rodrigues Ximenes, Aleixo Coli De Deus, Zebedeu de Jesus Vidigal, Donanciano Batistuta da Costa Alin, and Gaudencio do Rosario into the Novitiate at Hera, Timor-Leste. For the past 2 years these young men have been preparing to become novices in our community at Fatuhada in Dili. During the ceremony they received the Carmelite habit and were entrusted to the care of Fr Bruce Clark, Novice Director. We warmly welcome these brothers as they begin the Novitiate – a special year of learning more about the Carmelite journey of transformation. See photos of the ceremony.

Friday, 07 December 2018 23:48

Second Sunday of Advent – Prepare!

secondsundayadvent 150The sense of preparation is very strong in our readings this weekend. The Gospel highlights the role of John the Baptist as the one who prepares the way for Jesus. It was John’s ministry of preaching and baptism which laid the foundation for Jesus’ ministry. The idea of repentance has less to do with feeling sorry for individual sins and more to do with turning around and facing in a new direction. John’s call to the people was to turn away from the old way of life and to turn towards God.

Thursday, 06 December 2018 14:21

2018 Carmelite Way Pilgrimage

2018PilgrimageWeb150Led by Fr Paul Sireh OCarm a group of 30, including 11 new pilgrims, walked the Ninth Annual 45 km pilgrimage in the beautiful Yarra Valley. The pilgrimage, organized by The Carmelite Centre Melbourne, took place over 3 days along the rail trail from Lilydale to the Carmelite Sancta Sophia Meditation Community in Warburton.

Following a commissioning liturgy led by Fr Hugh Brown OCarm and Fr Paul Sireh OCarm at Our Lady of Mount Carmel Church, Middle Park on Sunday 4 November, the group began the walk on Friday 9 November in Lilydale.

Wednesday, 05 December 2018 15:26

Young Carmelites say 'Thank You' at Donors' Mass

2018DMWeb150At our recent Donors' Mass and High Tea our young Carmelites said a big 'Thank You' in words and song to our donors who support them in their studies. Over 60 people attended the Mass and High Tea at St Joseph's Church and Hall in Port Melbourne. Frs Paul Cahill (Prior Provincial) and Paul Sireh celebrated the Mass. Our young Timorese Carmelites studying in Australia sang during the Mass. At High Tea, they sang a special song of thanksgiving for the generosity of our donors. Br Matthew Tonini, on behalf of all the students, thanked the donors and spoke about what their contributions made possible.

Monday, 03 December 2018 15:32

2019 Carmelite Liturgical Guide

2018CLG2019Web150The 2019 edition of the Carmelite Liturgical Guide is now available.

The Guide integrates the Carmelite Liturgical Calendar with the liturgical calendars of Australia and Timor-Leste to provide a guide to the Seasons, Solemnities, Feasts, Memorials and Carmelite celebrations for every day of the year.

   Download the Guide

Sunday, 02 December 2018 17:03

National Day of Sorrow & Promise

2018NDSPWeb150Today Carmelites are joining with other religious across Australia to acknowledge survivors of abuse within the Catholic Church and all those who have been hurt by that abuse. Underpinning this, is a clear promise for a better, safer future.

A special liturgy for this National Day of Sorrow and Promise is being held in the Whitefriars College Chapel, Donvale. Fr Paul Cahill (Prior Provincial of the Carmelites in Australia & Timor-Leste) is the celebrant. Other local communities of Carmelites are also commemorating this special day. pdf You can download the liturgy here (1.12 MB) .

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