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Thursday, 30 May 2019 15:27

Fr Paul Graduates

2019PSGWeb150Fr Paul Sireh received his Master of Theological Studies from Australian Catholic University recently. The Graduation ceremony was held at Rosehill Gardens, Sydney and Carmelites, Paul Cahill (Prior Provincial) and Leo Richmond were among those present. Liturgy was the particular focus of Paul’s two-year course of studies – an important part of Paul’s ministry as chaplain to Whitefriars College, Donvale (VIC).

Congratulations, Paul! More photos here

Thursday, 30 May 2019 15:18

Reconciliation – noun or verb?

JPIC87These next few weeks are significant to Aboriginal people as they mark Sorry Day and Reconciliation Week. We invite you to redirect your thoughts to the struggle of our First Nation Peoples, guided by this reflection from Peter Thomas of the JPIC Team.

Whether we are engaging in challenging conversations or unlearning or relearning what we know, our reconciliation journey requires all of us to walk together with courage.

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Wednesday, 01 May 2019 11:42

Lectio Divina for May

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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Wednesday, 01 May 2019 11:37

New Ute for Zumalai

2019NUZWeb150Zumalai is situated in one of the most remote and mountainous parts of Timor-Leste. During the wet season roads become dangerously slippery, covered in thick mud, and sometimes impacted by landslides or floods.

To provide spiritual and pastoral support to over 13,000 people, many of them in remote and isolated villages, requires a sturdy all-terrain ute. Thanks to the Loyola Foundation and Mission Office of the Pure Heart of Mary Province (USA) the Carmelites now have a brand-new 4-wheel drive so they can continue to serve people near and far.

Tuesday, 30 April 2019 15:29

The Purity of Truth

JPIC86Welcome to the May edition of our JPIC newsletter. This month Peter Thomas of our JPIC Team explores the questions which confront us all in our contemporary world of communication:

How do we discern the truth about social justice issues such as wealth inequality, asylum seekers and refugees, climate science, obligations to the disabled, senior citizens and a thousand-and-one other issues demanding our attention?

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Saturday, 27 April 2019 15:23

Carmelite Family Retreat

2019CFRWeb150The Carmelite Family Retreat was recently held on the weekend 12-14 April 2019 at the beautiful seaside Retreat Centre ‘Santa Casa ‘ located at Queenscliff on the Bellarine Peninsular in Victoria. It was attended by 21 members of the Carmelite Family, including representatives from the Lay Carmelite community Melbourne and regular participants of the Carmelite Centre programs. The Retreat was led by Fr Matthew McPhee who was assisted by fellow Carmelite Friar Paul Sireh. Paul led us in some very meditative and creative liturgies.

The theme of this silent Retreat was ‘Vacare Deo’ – making room for God. 

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