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Saying ‘yes’ to Banyo invitation leads to blessings for Fr Paul Chandler

CARMELITE Father Paul Chandler was a reluctant recruit to Queensland’s Holy Spirit Seminary at Banyo, but his past decade as spiritual director there has proven to be one of the great blessings of his life. Ironically it was a spiritual director who helped him say yes to the invitation. After having taught Church History, and the History of Spirituality, in ... Read More »

Australian Fr Pat Harney, the oldest Carmelite in the world, remembered in live-stream funeral today

THE world’s oldest known Carmelite, who served nearly all the Carmelite parishes in Australian and New Zealand, was remembered in a live-streamed funeral today. Australian Carmelite Father Pat Harney died peacefully on July 17 – the day after the feast day of Our Lady of Mount Carmel, patroness of the Carmelite order. According to the Carmelites of Australia and Timor-Leste, ... Read More »

‘Please pray for me’: New bishop belongs to Lismore

Bishop Gregory Homeming

Bishop Gregory Homeming addressed the congregation at the end of the Mass for his episcopal ordination and installation as the Bishop of Lismore in St Carthageís Cathedral on February 22. This is some of what he said. IN thanking people, I will name very few, because if I name some I will offend others. I have two that I want ... Read More »

Archdiocese’s ‘prayer powerhouse’ turns 50

ORMISTON’S unstoppable prayer powerhouse and home to a group of cloistered women religious turns 50 this year. The Carmelites in Ormiston, on Brisbane’s east, have prayed intimately with God inside the monastery’s walls since 1965. Before their present monastery existed, the Carmelites lived in a temporary house in Auchenflower, on Brisbane’s west. It took six years between purchasing the land ... Read More »

‘Angels’ bring Carmelite Sister and her brother together for rare meeting

By Emilie Ng MARCO Ostini has waited seven years to hug his sister without the inconvenience of steel bars. The Brisbane Catholic was running late to his Banyo Nundah parish morning Mass when he opted for the midday Mass at St Stephen’s Cathedral. The last-minute decision reunited with him his sister, a Carmelite cloistered nun, whom he has not seen ... Read More »

Bride of Christ for Carmelites

Sr Catherine Ann Therese celebrates with a well-wisher

THE Carmelite community in Ormiston welcomed Sr Catherine Ann Therese as its newest definitive member on January 11. After more than six-and-a-half years of prayer and discernment, Sr Catherine Ann made her profession of solemn vows, entering into a full commitment to the Discalced Carmelite order. The former Broken Bay diocese youth minister was overjoyed about finally becoming a Bride ... Read More »

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