News & Events

Sunday, 11 January 2015 11:55

Magnificat Newsletter - NEW!

MagnificatLogoWeb200x150Our young Carmelite students in Hera, Timor Leste write and publish a newsletter of Carmelite spirituality and reflection twice a month.

Reflections on the Seasons of the Year and the Sunday Scripture are also included. Articles are written in Tetum, Portuguese and Indonesian.

Next year we hope to be able to offer some excerpts from Magnificat in English for you.

Magnificat Advent 2 2014

Thursday, 01 January 2015 11:00

Carmelite YouTube channel launched

YouTube200X150Carmelite Communications now has its own YouTube channel.

The new YouTube channel provides a place for videos about Carmelite news, events and spirituality. Snapshots from various presentations at The Carmelite Centre Melbourne will also be added as they become available.

The channel currently has two videos about the 2014 Carmelite Way Pilgrimage and a day in the life of the Carmelites in Formation at Hera, Timor Leste.

Monday, 22 December 2014 11:00

Christmas Prayers & Greetings

Christmas2014Web200We send our prayers and best wishes for a very happy Christmas to all the members of the Carmelite Family in Australia and Timor Leste.

As always, you will be remembered at Midnight Mass at the National Shrine of Our Lady of Mount Carmel, Middle Park, Vic.

We remember those victims of the recent tragedies in Sydney and Cairns – they and their families will be in our thoughts and prayers this Christmas, too.


Sunday, 21 December 2014 14:54

St Teresa's Walking Staff

WalkingStaffWeb200The original walking cane used by St Teresa of Avila during her journeys across 16th Century Spain arrived at the Discalced Carmelite Friars' priory in Varroville, NSW as part of a global "Way of Light" pilgrimage to mark the 500th anniversary of her birth.

So far the walking stick has been to Latin America, the USA, Indonesia and Taiwan. It will return to Avila in time for Teresa’s 500th birthday, 28 March 2015. By the time the journey is over, the staff will have visited 5 continents, 30 countries and travelled 117,000 miles in 164 days.

Sunday, 21 December 2014 14:48

Our New Zimbabwean Connection

ZimWeb200In 1956 three Carmelites from Australia, Fr William Morganti, Fr Robert Dowd and Br George Parsons travelled to Rhodesia (now called Zimbabwe) to work with the Irish Carmelites in their mission for the next 7 years.

Our Zimbabwean connection has recently been renewed when Fr Jim Des Lauriers was asked to be Chaplain to the Zimbabwean community in Victoria.

Thursday, 18 December 2014 11:00

The Vine - December 2014

 TheVineLogoWeb200X150In this issue:

•    Fr Paul Gurr sees signs of growth among the Lay Carmelites
•    Christine Wade reflects on Advent and the work of LCNC
•    Part 1 of  Sr Paula’s reflection on St Teresa of Avila
•    Lay Carmelite celebrations in Rockhampton
•    Keith Belton reflects on his visit to Timor Leste for the Ordinations
•    50 years of Carmel on the Central Coast
The Vine 25.4 December 2014

You can read past issues of folder The Vine here.

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