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Saturday, 02 November 2019 14:46

A Voice for Indigenous Australians

JPICNovember2019Our JPIC Newsletter this month is the Catholic Religious Australia (CRA) publication JUST NOW highlighting the Aboriginal struggle to implement the Uluru Statement from the Heart.  As one Indigenous leader from Northern New South Wales commented:  ”I see the involvement and groundswell from our mob, that actually change is going to happen."  Each of us is encouraged to keep ourselves informed; to walk with our First Nation people to a better future and self-determination. 

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Friday, 01 November 2019 20:22

Lectio Divina for November

LDWeb150You can download and save the scripture texts, reflections and prayers for Lectio Divina for each day of this month. Lectio Divina is a traditional way of praying the Scriptures. Visit our Lectio Divina page for more information about how to pray using Lectio Divina.

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Tuesday, 29 October 2019 15:29

Carmelites join National Redress Scheme

2019CJNRSWeb150The Carmelites of Australia and Timor-Leste have joined the National Redress Scheme. The Scheme provides acknowledgement and support to people who experienced institutional child sexual abuse.

We are committed to safeguarding all people in our care, particularly children, young people and vulnerable adults. We have policies and procedures which are mandatory for all Carmelites, our employees and volunteers who work with us. Read more about: Our Commitment to Safeguarding, Our Safeguarding Policies & the Redress Scheme.

Thursday, 24 October 2019 15:18

Statues stolen from Carmelite Church

2019SSFCCWeb150During the Synod on the Amazon the Carmelite church of St Mary in Traspontina, near the Vatican, has been a focal point of daily prayer and pilgrimage. A display featuring various aspects of Amazonian faith and life is present in the chapels of the Church. Included in the display were several carved wooden statues of a pregnant Amazonian woman. Two men filmed themselves entering the church on 21 October, taking the statues from the chapels and throwing them into the Tiber River a short distance away. More story.

Monday, 21 October 2019 15:55

New Principal for Whitefriars College

2019NPWFCWeb150Mr Mark Murphy has been chosen to lead the Whitefriars College Community as Principal from the beginning of 2020. Mr Murphy, currently principal at Marcellin College, Bulleen (VIC), has been involved in Catholic Education for 33 years and attended Whitefriars as a student, graduating in 1982.

“It is evident that Mark will bring a wonderful breadth of knowledge, experience and energy to the position and will ensure that the College continues to provide our students with positive, challenging and rewarding school experiences,” said Fr Paul Cahill (Carmelite Provincial) and Mr Peter Duffy (Chair, Whitefriars College Board) in their letter announcing the appointment. pdf Read the announcement. (101 KB)

Wednesday, 16 October 2019 16:16

New Timor-Leste Chapel in Melbourne

2019BTCWeb150A new Timor-Leste chapel has been blessed and opened by Bishop Hilton Deakin at the Ta Pinu Shrine in Bacchus March (VIC). The Shrine, described as an ‘all nations Marian Centre’, aims to have a chapel representing every nation. Timor-Leste is the most recent to have a chapel built at the Shrine. The chapel is dedicated to Our Lady of the Immaculate Conception. Our young Carmelites were present joining in the celebrations, assisting Bishop Deakin, reading prayers and doing one of the Scripture readings. More photos

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