Tuesday, 09 January 2018 16:11

2018 Carmelite Liturgical Guide

2018CLGWeb200The 2018 edition of the Carmelite Liturgical Guide is now available.

The Guide integrates the Carmelite Liturgical Calendar with the liturgical calendars of Australia and Timor-Leste to provide a guide to the Seasons, Solemnities, Feasts, Memorials and Carmelite celebrations for every day of the year.

pdf Download your copy (212 KB) or email This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. for a printed copy.

Sunday, 31 December 2017 18:24

Lectio Divina for January

Lectio200WebYou 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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Sunday, 31 December 2017 13:48

We begin the new year with Mary

LaBrunaWeb200X150New Year's Day is also the Solemnity of Mary, Mother of God. It's the most important feast of Mary in the Church's calendar. A week after celebrating the birth of Jesus, we honour Mary as Mother of God and mother of all believers.

We wish you a very happy new year. May it be filled with an ever deeper awareness of God's presence around us and in us. May Mary accompany us with wisdom and love throughout this new year. May it bring each of us much happiness and great peace.

Friday, 22 December 2017 16:32

World Day of Peace



New Year’s Day 2018 will be the 51st World Day of Peace. Pope Francis invites Catholics to embrace those who endure perilous journeys and hardships in order to find peace.  He urges people to turn with a “contemplative gaze” towards migrants and refugees, opening our hearts to the “gaze of faith which sees God dwelling in their houses, in their streets and squares”. pdf Read Pope Francis'message. (129 KB)

2017Christmas2Web200The Carmelites of Australia and Timor-Leste wish you a very happy Christmas and thank you for your friendship and support throughout the year.

We will remember you and your families in our Midnight Mass at the National Shrine of Our Lady of Mount Carmel, Middle Park.

At Christmas we reflect on the mystery of 'God with us' in the person of Jesus, born in one moment of time so that he could be born in every moment of time in us.

Friday, 22 December 2017 14:35

4th Sunday of Advent

2017A4Web200The great Christmas feast is almost here. As always in Advent, what is promised in the first reading is brought to fulfilment in the Gospel reading. We began Advent with the cry, ‘Come, Lord Jesus’. We will end it with the joyful shout, ‘God is with us!’

In the first reading King David wants to build a house (temple) for God, but God says that, instead, God will build David and his descendants into a great house. God is not about building temples to himself and it’s not a dwelling-place made of wood that God wants.

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