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JPIC July 2022 newsletter

Welcome to the July 2022 edition of Justice, Peace, Integrity of Creation Commission newsletter. Click here. Greetings to Carmelite family and friends, Sunday 3rd July will see many prominent members of our Catholic Church come together for the continuation of the...

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JPIC June 2022 newsletter

Welcome to the J 2022 edition of Justice, Peace, Integrity of Creation Commission newsletter. Click JPIC JUNE 2022 Warm Greetings to all our friends and family in Carmel as we move into our Winter season, There is a movement of people all over the world, including...

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JPIC May 2022 newsletter

Welcome to the May 2022 edition of Justice, Peace, Integrity of Creation Commission newsletter. Click JPIC MAY 2022 Dear Friends and Carmelite Family The month of May has many notable events to draw our attention to social justice issues; our focus is on just a few of...

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JPIC April 2022 newsletter

Welcome to the April 2022 edition of Justice, Peace, Integrity of Creation Commission newsletter. Click JPIC APRIL 2022 Greetings all, This month we reflect and recognise the part that the Press and journalists play in risking their lives to bring us truthful, current...

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JPIC February 2022 newsletter

Welcome to the February 2022 edition of Justice, Peace, Integrity of Creation Commission newsletter. Click JPIC FEBRUARY 2022 Greetings all and welcome to a brand new year, Amidst what seems to be the opening of a chaotic beginning, there seems to be much to concern...

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JPIC November 2021 newsletter

Welcome to the November 2021 edition of Justice, Peace, Integrity of Creation Commission newsletter. Click JPIC NOVEMBER 2021 Greetings Friends, Sisters and Brothers in Carmel, The 2021 United Nations Climate Change Conference, also known as COP26 and as the Glasgow...

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JPIC October 2021 newsletter

Welcome to the October 2021 edition of Justice, Peace, Integrity of Creation Commission newsletter. Click JPIC October 2021. Dear Friends, Brothers and Sisters in Carmel, This Sunday, 3rd October the convergence of two major events in the Church calendar draws us to...

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Seasons of Creation 2021

The Season of Creation is the annual Christian celebration of prayer and action for our common home. Together, the ecumenical family around the world unites to pray, protect, and advocate for God’s creation. The season starts 1 September, the Day of Prayer for...

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Lectio Divina “a warm inclusive welcome greeted me…”

I came to Lectio Divina in 2017. I hadn’t intended to ‘start’ Lectio Divina but as a post graduate student at the Catholic Theological College, I was studying Meditation, and wanted to experience first-hand what it was all about. I first rang The Carmelite Centre...

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Lectio Divina “group of like-minded people”

Earlier this morning I participated in a session of Lectio Divina with friends from the Carmelite Centre in Middle Park.  I’ve been participating in these weekly sessions for about two years, having started at a time on my journey when my own practice of Lectio had...

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Lectio Divina “an oasis for the weary spirit”

I go to Lectio whenever I can. You are always made to feel  welcome. Now it is online but you still feel the connection. It is a tall, cool glass of water when I thirst; a meeting of like minded souls; friendship found in the desert; an oasis for the weary spirit....

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Provincial Delegate Carmelite Family News – October 2019

From Damien Peile Spring is here and another cycle of seasonal change is upon us. The seasons offer us much as a metaphor for our own journeys in Carmel. Spring – a time for new beginnings! I recently attended a retreat-conference at the Carmelite Spirituality Centre...

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Provincial Delegate Carmelite Family News – February 2019

Welcome to another year and I hope 2019 is a good one for you. My main focus at present is planning the Carmelite Family retreat in collaboration with the Melbourne Lay Carmelite community. This will be on the Palm Sunday weekend in preparation for Easter and will be...

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Tenth Carmelite Way Pilgrimage

The Tenth Carmelite Way Pilgrimage 2019 On 8-10 November 32 pilgrims, led by Paul Sireh O. Carm and Denis Andrew O. Carm, braved the cold and wet Melbourne weather to walk along the Yarra Valley Rail Trail for the tenth Annual Carmelite Way pilgrimage. In spite of the...

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The Power of Slowing, Centering Prayer Meditation, May 2024

The theme for this month of May is a reflection on the Power of Slowing, using themes from Gerald May’s book, The Wisdom of the Wilderness, with epigraphs from Saint John of the Cross, a sixteenth-century Spanish Carmelite friar. Gerald May says: The call of...

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Divine Beauty, Centering Prayer Meditation, April 2024

Over the last few months we have reflected on themes of Peace and Gratitude, Choosing Life, and this month Divine Beauty, using John O’Donohue’s book of that title. John O'Donohue tells us: ~ At birth we were awakened and emerged to become visible to the world. At...

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First Tuesday – a day for me

On the first Tuesday of each month the Carmelite Centre offers opportunities for stillness and silence and also community. This begins at 9.30 with a Contemplative Walk around the streets of Middle Park. We begin with a reflection in front of the church and then a 30...

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Easter Triduum – Good Friday

The Lord is here, present among us. We are gathered with the whole Church in this moment of prayer. What is the meaning of ‘good’ in Good Friday? Perhaps the title takes up a now lost sense of ‘holy’ found within the range of ancient usage of the word ‘good’. Indeed,...

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In 2016, my husband and I ventured forth on the Carmelite Way Pilgrimage ... What a great experience both spiritually and physically.

Lyal Warren