News & Events

Saturday, 11 June 2016 10:33

Lay Carmel continues to flourish

2016NewLCCommunityGoldCoastWeb200The Lay Carmelites in Australia and New Zealand continue to flourish.

On the Gold Coast (QLD) a new Lay Carmelite community is forming under the guidance of Norm Harding, TOC and has been meeting for more than 12 months.

Over the last 12 months 10 people have been received into the Lay Carmelites, 5 more have made their first profession and 3 have made their final profession as Lay Carmelites.

Thursday, 09 June 2016 11:39

Br Agedo to make Solemn Vows

2016ABSPWeb200Br Agedo Bento will make his Solemn Vows (life commitment) in the Carmelites during Mass at the National Shrine of Our Lady of Mount Carmel, Middle Park on Saturday 16 July (the Feast of Our Lady of Mount Carmel).

You are warmly invited to share this special occasion with Agedo, his fellow-Carmelites and members of the Carmelite Family.

You can download your invitation here.

You can read more about Agedo here.

Thursday, 09 June 2016 11:15

2 New Carmelite Bishops

2016 NCBWeb200In the last 2 weeks Pope Francis has announced the appointment of 2 Carmelites as Bishops.

Fr Paul Horan of the Irish province will become Bishop of Mutare in Zimbabwe and Fr Francisco de Sales Alencar Batista will become Bishop of Cajazeiras in Brazil.

Fr Paul has been worked in Zimbabwe since 2001 and is presently the Prior of the Pre-Novitiate house in Nyazure, Rusape. The Irish Carmelites have been missionaries in Zimbabwe for the past 70 years.

Fr Francisco is presently Secretary General of the Carmelites. He was Prior Provincial of the Carmelites in Pernambuco from 2005-2011.

Sunday, 05 June 2016 17:24

Carmelites on the move!

2016Paul Cahill 1Web200Fr Paul Cahill (Prior Provincial) has announced the first round of changes to communities and ministries following our Provincial Chapter.

Fr Martinho Da Costa, after assisting at Our Lady of Mt Carmel Parish, Coorparoo QLD for the past 3 months, will move to Wentworthville NSW to be part of the Carmelite community there and to assist in the Parish.

Fr Paul Sireh will finish his term as Parish Priest at Coorparoo and begin a sabbatical early in August.

Fr Wayne Stanhope, who has been involved in forming our young Carmelite students, will move to Coorparoo as Parish Priest and Prior of the Carmelite Community there.

Br Pedro Armaral will be ordained deacon in Flores (Indonesia) on 7 July.

We wish all these brothers well as they take up these new appointments.

Thursday, 02 June 2016 11:42

Lay Carmelite E-bulletin No 1 2016

LCB 1 2016Web200Welcome to the first issue of the international E-bulletin for Lay Carmelites for 2016.

This issue highlights the life and spirituality of Carmelite, St Mary Magdalen de Pazzi, as we celebrate the 450th anniversary of her birth.

Also in this issue:

Why I became a Lay Carmelite - Norah Nabwana from Kenya
The Year of Mercy meets the Carmelites
New Lay Carmelites in The Philippines
Carmel Youth: Philippines in Action

pdf Download this issue here (1.20 MB)



Thursday, 02 June 2016 10:19

Carmelite Centre holds Creation Symposium

2016CreationSymposiumWeb200The Carmelite Centre Melbourne recently held a 3 day symposium on Creation Spirituality inspired by Pope Francis' encyclical, Laudato Si'.

Catherine Sheehan from the Media and Communications Office of the Archdiocese of Melbourne reports:

THE CARMELITE Centre in Middle Park is currently holding a three day symposium on Creation Spirituality, inspired by Pope Francis’ encyclical, Laudato Si’. The symposium began yesterday with Philip Harvey, Librarian at the Carmelite Centre, giving a brief welcoming address to the attendees. Mr Harvey drew upon the Pope’s reference to the earth as a ‘home for everyone’, saying that the context for the symposium is that we ‘fall into awareness’ regarding the need to care for creation.

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