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Friday, 01 September 2017 08:38

Our Facebook family grows to 70,000+!

201770kFBLWeb200Our Facebook family has grown to over 70,000 followers! We are sharing our Carmelite spirituality mainly throughout the Asian region including with nearly 17,000 people in Timor-Leste. Our posts include news and events, Carmelite Centre events, Lectio Divina, reflections for feast days and reflections on the Word of God and Carmelite tradition. 61% of our followers are male and most followers are between 18-24 years old.

To join our family, find us on Facebook @carmelitesAET and click on ‘follow’. You will see all our posts in your news feed.

Thursday, 31 August 2017 10:11

Carmelites receive ministries in Timor-Leste

2017ATLWeb200Seven of our young Carmelite students in Timor-Leste have received the ministries of Lector and Acolyte over recent months.

Brothers Cesaltino, Julião and David received the ministry of Lector and Brothers Anacleto, José, Frangelino and Silvestre received the ministry of Acolyte from Fr Paul Cahill (Prior Provincial).

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

Thursday, 31 August 2017 09:56

Lay Carmelite Profession in Cootamundra

2017LCPJWeb200Noel Wilson made his first profession as a Lay Carmelite in Sacred Heart Church, Cootamundra recently. Fr Paul Gurr (Provincial Delegate for the Lay Carmelites) received Noel's profession.

Chris Wade (Lay Carmelite Moderator) and Marian Tonkes (Jamberoo Lay Carmelite community) joined a number of local parishioners for the Profession, together with Fr Joshy Kurien (Parish Priest).

Congratulations, Noel! You can visit our Lay Carmelite page here for more information about the Lay Carmelites.

2017SK50thWeb200Today Brother Sean Keefe celebrates 50 years of Carmelite life. Since he made his first profession of vows as a Carmelite in 1967, Br Sean's journey has taken him to many places and seen him do everything from looking after chooks to teaching and student welfare in Carmelite schools and community involvement.

Born in Louisville, Kentucky, Br Sean has been working at Whitefriars College as a teacher and chaplain since 2001 and heavily involved in fund-raising and support for Timor-Leste since 2004.

Tuesday, 22 August 2017 15:36

Carmelite Centre launches new website

2017TCCMWeb200The Carmelite Centre Melbourne facilitates spiritual journeys, personal growth and community in the Carmelite tradition and has just launched its new website.

Details of the various offerings in meditation, prayer, Carmelite tradition, spiritual learning, retreats and prayer days, Lectio Divina and sacred scripture are available on the site. You can also download the program of events for this year.

Tuesday, 22 August 2017 14:24

New Principal for Whitefriars College

WFCLogoWeb200Mr Anthony Kirley has been chosen to lead the Whitefriars College community as Principal from January next year.

Fr Paul Cahill (Prior Provincial) and Mr Peter Duffy (Chair, Whitefriars College Board) made the announcement of Mr Kirley’s appointment yesterday.

“We are confident that he will build upon the proud and distinctive legacy of Mr John Finn and the Carmelites who preceded him..."

Tuesday, 22 August 2017 13:55

New Timor-Leste Council

2017NTLCWeb 200The Carmelites in Timor-Leste have chosen Fr Carlito Do Costa Araújo as a member of the Timor-Leste Council. Fr Carlito replaces Fr Krisna who has now returned to his home province of Indonesia.

Other members of the Council are Fr Aniceto Maia Da Costa (Provincial Delegate for Timor-Leste) and Fr Bruce Clark (Novice Master & director of Formation). The election was held at a short Assembly of the Carmelites in Timor-Leste during the visit of Fr Paul Chaill (Prior Provincial).

Friday, 11 August 2017 06:10

Carmelite JPIC Congress in Fatima

2017IJPICWeb200Thirty five representatives of the Carmelite Family gathered in Fatima, Portugal, for the second Carmelite Justice Peace & Integrity of Creation (JPIC) Congress. The theme of the Congress was Carmel Engages with Laudato Si - Hearing both the Cry of the Poor and of the Earth

The Congress was opened by the Prior General, Fr Fernando Millan Romeral, facilitated by Fr Conrad Mutizamhepo, Chair of the International JPIC Commission, with the assistance of five JPIC Commissioners from various regions around the world. 

Tuesday, 08 August 2017 06:10

Our New Priests


On Saturday 29 July Brothers Januario Pinto and Pedro Amaral were ordained priests by Bishop Basilio do Nascimento in their local parish church at Luro, Timor-Leste.

The celebrations began with a formal welcome of the Bishop and Fr Paul Cahill (Prior Provincial). Motor cycle and horse riders, marchers and dancers led the procession from the road to the sports ground for the formalities.

Monday, 07 August 2017 06:10

JPIC Newsletter for August


Peter Thomas asks the question, 'Who is my Neighbour?' in the context of the refugee crisis. "Contemplative awareness fosters clarity in conscience where the Gospel as a principle of love embraces the importance and preciousness of all people."

It’s hypocrisy to call yourself a Christian and chase away a refugee or someone seeking help, someone who is hungry or thirsty, toss out someone who is in need. Pope Francis

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