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Sunday, 29 May 2016 17:25

Titus Brandsma, a Model of Mercy

2016BrandsmaSIMWeb200Two Carmelites, Blessed Titus Brandsma and St Therese of Lisieux, are featured in the 6th booklet of Pastoral Resources for Living the Jubilee published by the Pontifical Council for the Promotion of the New Evangelisation.

The teaching of St Therese about her experience of God's mercy is published under the title, Gratitude for the Just and Merciful God

2016MalianaWeb200This week all 5 Carmelites living in Zumalai, Timor-leste, will be attending a week-long assembly of the Diocese of Maliana according to Br Antonio Olavio. As well as Br Antonio, Frs Manuel Almeida (Parish Priest), Augusto Galhos, Anselmus Dhegu and Br Carlito Da Silva will be attending. 

Maliana Diocese has a population of 240,000 Catholics, 10 parishes, 90 missions, 15 diocesan priests and 20 priests belonging to religious orders or congregations and is led by Bishop Norberto do Amaral.

Please keep our Carmelites and the Diocese of Maliana in your prayers.

Thursday, 19 May 2016 15:57

Prior General visits Whitefriars College

2016PGWFCW200Following the Provincial Chapter, Fr Fernando Millan Romeral (Prior General) and Fr Benny Phang (General Councillor for Asia, Australia & Oceania) visited Whitefriars College.

Fr Fernando spoke about the changing face of our Province particularly in relation to the growing number of Timorese Carmelites, one of whom is Fr Angelino Dos Santos, Chaplain at the College. In recognition of the connection and commitment of Whitefriars College to the Carmelites and the people of Timor-Leste the Timor-Leste flag is now a permanent feature of the College landscape.

Thursday, 19 May 2016 15:14

Br Carlito Graduates

2016CarlitoGraduation200WBr Carlito Da Silva recently graduated from the Institute of Religious Studies (ICR), Dili, receiving his Licentiate of Education.

ICR is a formation centre in Dili, Timor-Leste, which has 300 students studying to be teachers and social workers. For the past 6 years Br Carlito has been studying and practising his teaching skills.

At the moment he is working in the Carmelite Boarding House in Zumalai looking after the students and teaching in local schools. He also helps out in the parish preparing families and candidates for the Sacraments of Baptism and First Communion as well as those preparing for marriage, and offering days of recollection for students in Government schools and for youth in general.

Congratulations, Carlito!

Saturday, 30 April 2016 14:47

2016 Provincial Chapter

2016CouncilWeb200The 2016 Provincial Chapter of the Carmelites of Australia & Timor-Leste was held from 25-29 April in Brisbane.

35 Carmelites were present including 14 from Timor-Leste together with 17 lay members of the Carmelite Family.

For the first time since the Carmelites in Australia took responsibility for the Carmelites in Timor in 2001 almost all Solemnly Professed Carmelites in Timor-Leste were able to attend and fully participate in the Chapter.

Click here for more information and photos from the Provincial Chapter.

Saturday, 30 April 2016 11:50

JPIC Newsletter- May 2016


May Newsletter of the JPIC Commission

In this issue:

Compassion, Jesus & the care of the Earth

Food Insecurity & Conflict

Justice for East Timor

JPIC Calendar & prayer for May

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Thursday, 31 March 2016 18:11

JPIC Newsletter - April 2016

Welcome to the JPIC Newsletter


Welcome to the April issue of our Justice & Peace newsletter.

In this issue

Easter & Creation

Care for all that Exists: A Symposium

JPIC Calendar for April

200th Anniversary of Appin Massacre

Prayerful Reflection

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Thursday, 03 March 2016 10:23

JPIC Newsletter - March 2016

JPIC51 Web200Welcome to the March issue of our JPIC Newsletter.

In this issue

Fr Denis Andrew reflects on our experience of violence

Your invitation to the Carmelite symposium on "Care for all that exists"

International Women's Day - 8 March
National Close the Gap Day - 17 March
Earth Hour - 19 March
Your JPIC calendar for March

Prayers and reflections about personal conversion and justice & peace.

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Friday, 29 January 2016 17:30

JPIC Newsletter - February 2016

JPIC50Web200Welcome to the first edition of our JPIC Newsletter.

In this issue, Fr Paul Gurr reflects on our fascination with violence. Read Dr Martin Luther King's 6 Principles of Nonviolence and an Inter-faith Prayer for Peace.

Pope Francis issued his 2016 World Day of Peace message: Overcome Indifference and Win Peace on 1 January. "The first kind of indifference in human society is indifference to God, which then leads to indifference to one's neighbour," he said. Read more in this issue.

There is also a reflection on Australia Day and about Blessed Titus Brandsma, a Carmelite who witnessed to nonviolent action in his life and death in Dachau during World War II.

Your JPIC calendar for February is also in this issue.

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SeanKeefeWeb200X150Br Sean Keefe (Chaplain, Whitefriars College) has been awarded the Order of Australia Medal (OAM) for his services to the City of Manningham and his long-term commitment to Timor-Leste.

Br Sean has previously been honoured as Citizen of the Year by Manningham Council in 2011.

Click Read More for an updated story about Br Sean, his involvement at Whitefriars College and in Timor-Leste.

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