Wednesday, 23 May 2018 15:06

Our Lady, Help of Christians

2018OLHOCWeb150The Feast of Our Lady, Help of Christians (24 May), not only celebrates Mary as patroness of Australia, but also as patroness of the Carmelites in Australia and Timor-Leste.

The first synod of Bishops in Australia in 1844 chose Mary as patron of the fledgling Church under the title of Our Lady, Help of Christians. It is an ancient title for Mary. St John Chrysostom was the first to use it in the year 345. Pope Pius VII instituted the feast of Our Lady, Help of Christians in 1815 on the anniversary of his return to Rome after exile and captivity. He attributed his deliverance to Our Lady.

2018TLEWeb150During the recent elections for a new government in Timor-Leste some of our young Carmelites were chosen to be electoral officials.

Brs Agedo Bento, Avelino Dos Santos and Agostinho Dos Santos were among 17 officials who supervised the election in Melbourne, counted ballots and assisted voters.

The Alliance for Change and Progress coalition led by Xanana Gusmão won 34 of the 65 seats in the national parliament. More photos

Sunday, 13 May 2018 12:44

Happy Mothers' Day!

2018HMDWeb150Wishing all our mothers a very happy Mothers' Day and remembering with love and gratitude those who are now with God.

God bless you all.

2018SRFWeb150Three of our young Carmelites in Melbourne, Brs Agedo Bento, Martinho Da Cruz Lemos and Avelino Dos Santos, recently joined other members of the East Timorese community to raise funds for the Bairo Pite medical clinic in Dili. The clinic, founded in 1999, had been treating up to 300 patients a day before the funding crisis hit earlier this month. The crisis has caused the clinic to cancel its malnutrition. maternal care and inpatient services.

Agedo, Martinho and Avelino put on a program of Timorese music and songs as part of the fundraising effort. More photos.

2018AHWeb150Dozens of Bishops from across Australia will gather to celebrate Mass on 6 May at St Patrick’s, Church Hill to mark the 200th anniversary of the preservation of the Blessed Sacrament in the home of Lay Carmelite, James Dempsey. 

Father Jeremiah O’Flynn arrived in Sydney as unofficial chaplain to the Catholic community at the end of 1817. When after six months no official papers for him had arrived, he was deported. Whether by accident or design, he left a consecrated host behind in a pyx in either the home of William Davis or James Dempsey (or possibly both), according to The Catholic Weekly.

Tuesday, 01 May 2018 15:57

Carmel Contact - latest issue

CC106Web150Welcome to the latest issue of our newsletter.

The Gift of New Life - the difference is you!
Serving outback & Indigenous communities in FNQ
Coming together for Timor-Leste
A Gift of a Lifetime

pdf CC No 106 April 2018 (1.36 MB)

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