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Friday, 05 April 2019 12:51

The State of the Earth's Climate

EScarelWeb150Renowned Carmelite climate scientist, Fr Eduardo Scarel, looks at the state of the earth's climate over the last 4 years - the 4 warmest ever recorded. He explains the causes of global warming and the effect on temperatures, extreme weather events, ice shrinkage and the rise of CO2 emissions.

"The next few years are crucial", he says. "We are the last generation that could and should act to avoid crossing crucial turning points and avoid irreversible damage to our common home, the earth, the abode of humanity and the rest of God's creatures."

Monday, 01 April 2019 16:28

Anyone for soccer?

2019ELSPMSWeb150The Redemptorists, Carmelites, Society of the Divine Word and members of the English Language Studies for Pastoral Ministry are getting together for regular soccer training. Carmelites José Natalino Freitas, Matthew Tonini, Anacelto Guterres Da Costa, Avelino Dos Santos, Agostinho Dos Santos and Marcolino Gomes were at the first training session. See the photos here.

Sunday, 31 March 2019 15:56

Lectio Divina for April

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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Friday, 29 March 2019 16:05

Fourth Sunday in Lent

2019Lent4Web150This Sunday’s Gospel is a parable of lavish and unexpected forgiveness and reconciliation. It is one of three parables in which God’s mercy breaks through all human and religious restrictions about how God should act toward sinners.

A wealthy father has two sons. Very cheekily, the younger son asks for his share of the estate which would come to him on his father’s death. This is a young man who has places to go and things to see!

Monday, 25 March 2019 12:33

Feast of the Annunciation

2019ANWeb150The Church never asks us to simply commemorate something which happened a long time ago. There is always a sense of the eternal present in our feasts, liturgy and prayer. So, today we are not just commemorating the annunciation of the angel Gabriel to Mary. We read it as a reminder that God is calling us, too, to be bearers of the living Jesus in our own moment of history.

We are encouraged by Mary’s example of being able to say ‘Yes’ to God’s invitation without having all the answers. That must have taken great trust and great open-heartedness. Read today's Gospel.

Monday, 25 March 2019 10:53

Prayer for the victims of flood

2019FZWeb150Thousands of lives have been lost and billions of dollars needed to help the victims of the recent floods in Malawi, Mozambique, Zimbabwe, the central states of the USA and northern Australia this month.  In Zimbabwe at one school which was badly damaged 2 students and security guard lost their lives following cyclone Idai. Hundreds of thousands have been left homeless and without food. Please pray for all victims of flooding. You can use this prayer.

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