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Sunday, 23 April 2017 17:40

ANZAC Day 25 April

2017ADWeb200Today Carmelite communities around Australia are celebrating ANZAC Day, commemorating the anniversary of the landing on Gallipoli in 1915, and in memory of all those Australians who served and died in war and on operational service.

The qualities of courage, mateship and sacrifice, so obvious among the Australian soldiers at Gallipoli, continue to inspire and shape our national identity.

Sunday, 09 April 2017 17:03

JPIC Newsletter for April

JPIC631Web200In this issue, Peter Thomas reflects on the lives of 'active contemplatives' like Thomas Merton, Dorothy Day, Martin Luther King and Tich Nhat Hanh and their work for peace.

“When victims of violence are able to resist the temptation to retaliate, they become the most credible promoters of nonviolent peacemaking ... To be true a follower of Jesus today also includes embracing his teaching about nonviolence.” Pope Francis.

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Sunday, 09 April 2017 12:04

Our New Graduates

2017ONGWeb200Congratulations to Januario Pinto and Matthew Tonini who graduated as Bachelors of Theology at St Patrick's Cathedral, Melbourne on 24 March.

Among those attending the Graduation Ceremony were Jina and Terry Mulligan and Alison and Flavio Tonini. Also present were Brs Agedo Bento, Martinho Da Cruz Lemos and Albino Dos Santos.

Januario and Matthew are now studying for their Masters degree in Theological Studies at the University of Divinity, Melbourne.

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Thursday, 30 March 2017 12:11

Wenty Carmelites in the news

2017WCITN200WebFr Denis Andrew OCarm (Parish Priest), Lyn Bryant (Parish Secretary) and Fr Martinho Da Costa OCarm (Assistant Priest) feature in 2 articles in the March edition of Catholic Outlook (Diocese of Parramatta, NSW).

You can read the articles by clicking the links below:

Fr Denis Andrew: marathons and fatherhood

Wentworthville Parish community shares Carmelite charism

2017GBCWeb200 1The Carmelite Sisters are building a new convent in Hera about 500 metres from our own Carmelite community there.

On Monday 6 March Fr Bruce Clark blessed the land on which the new convent will be built. A ground-breaking ceremony was held and a time capsule with the plans for the building and a Scapular were buried.

Sisters Mai and Remi, together with a number of sisters in formation were present at the ceremony, together with a number of our own student friars. Click here for more photos.

Friday, 17 March 2017 16:42

New Delegate for the Carmelite Family

2017DCFWeb200Fr Paul Cahill (Prior Provincial) has announced the appointment of Mr Damien Peile as the Delegate for the Carmelite Family. The role of the Carmelite Family Delegate is to work with others to develop opportunities for further formation and integration into the Carmelite Charism.

Damien will also continue his current role as Pastoral Advisor and Spiritual Companion at The Carmelite Centre. More infmormation about Damien and his new role.

Friday, 17 March 2017 16:31

The Vine - March 2017

The Vine Logo2017 200WebWelcome to the latest issue of The Vine - our newsletter for Lay Carmelites in Australia and New Zealand.

In this issue:
Being a Lay Carmelite
Books for Timor-Leste
Discalced Carmelite Appointed Bishop
The Word of God and Silence

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Saturday, 11 March 2017 16:43

Sancta Sophia celebrates 21 years

2017SSPWeb200The Sancta Sophia Meditation Community at Warburton is celebrating 21 years supporting people on their spiritual journey and promoting inter-religious dialogue.

In 1996 Fr Ken Petersen, OCarm and Sr Kathleen Murphy, OP established Sancta Sophia. Over the past 21 years, Sancta Sophia has offered retreats, prayer days, spiritual direction and hosted a variety of events promoting inter-religious dialogue.

You can pdf download this year's program (2.22 MB) here.

Thursday, 02 March 2017 15:29

Lay Carmelite Regional Congress in Vietnam

2017LCGVWeb200Over 140 Lay Carmelites from Vietnam, Indonesia, the Philippines, Australia and New Zealand gathered in the beautiful Vung Tau area of Vietnam for the 3rd Regional Congress of Lay Carmelites from 15-20 February 2017. The theme was Carmelite Charism:  from the Community to the Family.

They were joined by another 30 people who were the Vietnamese Carmelite friars in formation and the Donum Dei Sisters.

Tuesday, 28 February 2017 14:54

JPIC Newsletter - March 2017

JPICNewsletterWeb200x150Our focus this month highlights the dignity and value of our elderly citizens, as encouraged by our Australian Catholic Bishops and Pope Francis: The culture of relativism is the same disorder which drives one person to take advantage of another, to treat others as mere objects, imposing forced labour on them or enslaving them to pay their debts. The same kind of thinking leads to the sexual exploitation of children and abandonment of the elderly who no longer serve our interests. Laudato Si #122

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