Tuesday, 01 May 2018 15:34

JPIC Newsletter for May

JPIC75We offer you our May newsletter in a slightly different format! 

The symbols of Australia and Timor-Leste are used to illustrate the difficulties encountered by our neighbour Timor-Leste in developing its independence and the struggle for recognition of its sovereignty over maritime borders.

This is a story you can listen to or read.

pdf JPIC No 75 May 2018 (1.16 MB)

Monday, 30 April 2018 12:15

Lectio Divina for May

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.

default Lectio Divina May 2018 for your iPhone or iPad (540 KB)

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pdf Lectio Divina May 2018 in PDF format (1015 KB)

2018CKWeb150'The Crocodile and the Kangaroo' is the story of the relationship between Timor-Leste and Australia written by Br Agedo Bento, OCarm. The story is told by the Crocodile (national symbol of Timor-Leste) and the Kangaroo (national symbol of Australia). It focusses on the negotiations between Timor-Leste and Australia over a just share of oil and gas reserves in the Timor Sea.

Click here to listen to the story.

2018UNIVWeb150Our Carmelite Liturgical Calendar and the Liturgy of the Hours for Carmelite celebrations are now available on the Universalis app for your smart phone and tablet.

Over the past few months Carmelite Communications has been working with Universalis to produce the Carmelite calendar and breviary in English. Some Scripture readings are yet to be added. “Eventually, we hope to add texts for the readings and prayers from the Carmelite Missal as well,” Fr David Hofman (Director, Carmelite Communications) said.

Thursday, 12 April 2018 11:53

Regional Superiors meet in Melbourne


Carmelite superiors and delegates of the Asia, Australia and Oceania Region of the Order are gathering in Melbourne from 11-14 April.

Present are: Fr Benny Phang (General Councillor, Asia Australia, Oceania), Fr Michael Kissane (Provincial, St Elias), Fr Ignasius Budiono (Provincial, Indonesia), Fr Artemio Jusayan (Provincial, Philippines), Fr Paul Cahill (Provincial, Australia & Timor-Leste), Fr Jacob Robin (Indian Delegation), Fr Joseph Tran (Vietnam) and Fr Marlon Lacal (Philippines).

Thursday, 12 April 2018 11:29

New Zumalai Church almost finished

2018NCZWeb150The new Church of Our Lady of Mount Carmel in Zumalai, Timor-Leste, is nearing completion. Fr Manuel Almeida Da Costa (Parish Priest) says that the Church will be blessed and opened by Bishop Norberto do Amaral on 16 July - the Feast of Our Lady of Mount Carmel.

The former temporary Church which stood in front of the new Church, has now been relocated for use as a parish hall. See more photos.

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