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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.

Sunday, 14 December 2014 11:00

Our New Novices

 Novices2014Web200Our new novices, Estevão Mendonça De Jesus, Luis Baptista, Francisco Xavirius Vieira Martins, Luis Mendonça  Maia and Estevão De Deus Gomes were received into the Novitiate on Sunday 14 December. Fr Bruce Clark (Regional Prior & Novice Master) was the celebrant.

As well as the Carmelites present, over 120 members of the new novices' families attended. The ceremony was followed by morning tea with time for the families to see our house. After lunch there was some traditional tebe-tebe (dance).

Wednesday, 19 November 2014 14:42

A Day at Hera


Thanks to our young Carmelites in Hera, Fiona Matthews (Whitefriars College) and Sue Stuckey you can get a glimpse of life in the Carmelite community at Hera in a new video.

Sue also visited Timor Leste recently helping our students continue their study of English.


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