In 2019, Pope Francis invited the Church throughout the world each year to observe a Sunday of the Word of God, to be devoted to the celebration, study and dissemination of the word of God.” (Apostolic Letter Aperuit Illis, no. 3). It fulfils a proposal that he made at the end of the Holy Year … Continue reading Sunday of the Word of God
How can the early days of the Australia's Catholic history (including the hard work of Australia's first Carmelites!) help us as Catholics today get through COVID-19?
Carmel Bulletin, 21 July 2019 Last Sunday, we celebrated the Solemnity of Our Lady of Mount Carmel. Under this title, the Carmelite family and our parish invoke the patronage and protection of Mary, our mother and sister in faith. Many people have a very strong devotion to Mary under this title. Some wear a scapular, … Continue reading Our Marian Shrine
During this Year of Grace, we have been invited to revisit the constitutions of the Second Vatican Council, which began fifty years ago this year. The first of these constitutions was on the liturgy, Sacrosanctum Concilium. In the opening paragraphs of the constitution, the Church sought to make clear some foundational principles. Firstly, the liturgy … Continue reading 5/8/12 – Fifty Years Since Vatican II – The Work of Christ and His Church