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Wednesday, 19 July 2017 15:22

Solemnity of Elijah, the Prophet - 20 July

ElijahStatueTopWeb200On 20 July Carmelites throughout the world celebrate the Solemnity of the Old Testament Prophet, Elijah. In the Carmelite tradition Elijah is regarded as the spiritual father of and a source of inspiration for Carmelites.

From Elijah, Carmelites learn to be people who stand before God
with undivided heart, entirely dedicated to his service,
and aflame with a passionate love for God and others.

Wednesday, 19 July 2017 13:33

Martinho's Solemn Profession Video

2017MDCLSPVWeb200You can watch a short video of Martinho's Solemn Profession on 15 July at the National Shrine of Our Lady of Mount Carmel, Middle Park (Vic).

The video has also been uploaded to the Carmelite Communications YouTube channel.

Watch the video now.

2017AMELSPMGWeb200Brs Albino Dos Santos and Marcolino Gomes successfully completed their English language studies last Semester at the English Language School for Pastoral Ministry, Box Hill (Vic). Having completed 2 semesters of English studies, Br Albino will now begin his theological studies at the University of Divinity. Br Marco will study Advanced English this semester. They received their certificates at a special Graduation Mass.

Congratulations to Albino and Marco!

Saturday, 15 July 2017 17:36

Feast Day Greetings!

LaBrunaWeb200X150Sunday 16 July is the Solemnity of Our Lady of Mount Carmel. We join the whole Carmelite Family throughout the world in celebrating Mary, our mother and sister. The Carmelites of Australia and Timor-Leste send you our greetings, prayers and best wishes for our feast.

Mary lives among us, as mother and sister.
Along with us she waits and hopes,
suffers and rejoices.

Carmelite Constitutions

Saturday, 15 July 2017 16:54

Br Martinho makes Solemn Vows

2017MDCLSP1Web200Br Martinho Da Cruz Lemos made his Solemn Profession of Vows (life commitment) in the Carmelite Order today during Mass at the National Shrine of Our Lady of Mt Carmel, Middle Park (Vic). Fr Paul Cahill (Prior Provincial) was principal celebrant and received Martinho's profession of vows.

Among those attending the Mass were parishioners of the Carmelite Parish, fellow-students from the University of Divinity, members of the East Timorese community in Melbourne and fellow Carmelites.

FernandoWeb200X150Dear brothers and sisters of the Carmelite family,
The feast of Our Lady of Mount Carmel is approaching and, like every year, I want to send you an affectionate greeting with my most sincere congratulations. I hope that the feast and all the celebrations of these days will be an occasion to honour Mary under this title so popular and so dear to all of us Carmelites.
May these celebrations touch our hearts, inspire our living of the charism, and transform our lives so that we become more and more faithful to the values of the Gospel.

Thursday, 06 July 2017 16:46

Celebrating 50,000 Facebook followers!

2017FTFLWeb200Our Facebook page recently passed 50,000 followers! We have nearly 14,000 followers from Timor-Leste. 61% of our fans are male and most followers are between 18-24 years old. A number of our posts have gone viral, one reaching over 375,000 users. Our Facebook user interaction and reach reveals that there is a real thirst for people seeking spiritual inspiration and encouragement. Join us on social media @CarmelitesAET as we begin the Novena to Our Lady of Mount Carmel ahead of her feast day on 16 July. We will be sharing the novena on Facebook, Twitter, Tumblr and Instagram.

Thursday, 06 July 2017 11:21

Mothers' Mass & Novena of Prayer 2017

LaBrunaWeb200X150You are warmly invited to join us in celebrating the Feast of Our Lady of Mount Carmel on Sunday 16 July at the National Shrine and to join with us in the Novena of Prayer on the 9 days before the feast.

Making a novena (from the Latin for nine) has a long tradition in the Church. Typically, it means nine successive days of prayer. Each year, on the nine days before the Feast of Our Lady of Mount Carmel (7-15 July) Carmelites offer their prayers for those in need.

  pdf Download the Novena Prayers (482 KB)

Friday, 30 June 2017 16:24

JPIC Newsletter for July

JPIC66Web200In July we join Indigenous First Nation Peoples to celebrate NAIDOC Week, reflecting on their gift to us.

It is essential to show special care for indigenous communities and their cultural traditions. For them, land is not a commodity but rather a gift from God and from their ancestors who rest there, a sacred space with which they need to interact if they are to maintain their identity and values. Laudato Si - Para 146

Read this issue | Visit our JPIC page

Thursday, 29 June 2017 15:43

Award honours Lay Carmelite Pioneer

2017JDAWeb200A new award from the Archdiocese of Sydney honours Lay Carmelite pioneer James Dempsey. Together with fellow Carmelite Tertiary, John Butler, Dempsey was virtually the centre of Catholic life from 1810-1820 when there were no priests in the fledgling colony.

The medal is awarded to recognise people who have made an outstanding contribution in the context of their local parish. It will be presented for the first time on Sunday 16 July, the Feast of Our Lady of Mount Carmel, in St Mary's Cathedral, Sydney.

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