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Sunday, 17 July 2016 16:48

Br Agedo makes Solemn Profession

2016ABSPWeb200aBr Agedo Bento made his Solemn Profession of Vows (life commitment) on the Feast of Our Lady of Mount Carmel, July 16, during Mass at the National Shrine.

Fr Paul Cahill (Prior Provincial) led the celebration together with 13 other Carmelites. About 140 people attended including Lay Carmelites, members of the East Timorese Community, fellow-religious and parishioners of Port Melbourne/Middle Park Parish. 3 hymns during the mass were sung by Tetum by the East Timor Students' Association.

Saturday, 16 July 2016 15:39

Our 3 New Priests

2016ONPWeb200X150On 9 July our Deacons, Agostinho Exposto, Fausto Tilman De Araujo and Carlito Da Costa Araujo were ordained priests in Immaculate Conception Cathedral, Dili, Timor-Leste by Bishop Virgilio do Carmo da Silva, S.D.B., Bishop of Dili.

Fr Paul Cahill (Prior Provincial), on behalf of the Carmelites, formally presented the deacons to the Bishop for ordination. Also present were Australian and Timorese Carmelites and many Diocesan priests and religious. Click here for more photos.

Friday, 08 July 2016 16:00

Lay Carmelites hold National Assembly

LCWeb200X150BThe Lay Carmelite National Council has organised a National Assembly to be held at Jamberoo Abbey this month for the Prior and Formator of each of the Lay Carmelite Communities in Australia and New Zealand.

The Assembly will review progress since the last National Meeting held in Mittagong in 2012, review the present Statutes and promote the new Formation Handbook. It will also elect 2 members of the National Council.

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Friday, 08 July 2016 14:51

4 New Lectors

2016LectorTLWeb200X150Four of our young Carmelite students, Brs Amandio, Agostinho, Narcizio and Avelino, were formally entrusted with the ministry of Lector yesterday by Fr Paul Cahill (Prior Provincial) in Timor-Leste. 

Lectors proclaim the Word of God in liturgical assemblies, instruct adults and children in the faith and prepare them to receive the sacraments.

For those preparing for Priesthood in the Church, receiving this ministry is another step on their journey to Ordination. Congratulations, brothers!

Friday, 08 July 2016 14:31

Our New Deacon

2016ONDWeb200X150Br Pedro Amaral was ordained Deacon yesterday at the Church of St Michael in Nita on the island of Flores (Indonesia). Bishop Geralfus Cherubim Parera SVD officiated at the ceremony.

Fr Aniceto Maia Da Costa represented Fr Paul Cahill (Prior Provincial) at the Ordination.

Our congratulations go to Pedro together with our prayers as he continues to prepare for his ordination to Priesthood.

Click here for another photo.

Friday, 08 July 2016 13:48

Prior General's Feastday Message

FernandoWeb200X150Fr Fernando Millián (Prior General of the Carmelites) has written a special message to the whole Order as we approach the Novena and Feast of Our Lady of Mount Carmel.

In his letter, Fr Fernando looks at what 3 great Carmelite figures says about Mary: St Mary Magdalen de'Pazzi, Blessed Baptist of Mantua and Blessed Titus Brandsma.

Click here to read & download Fr Fernando's message.

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