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Tuesday, 01 November 2022 08:50

Carmelite Provincial Meeting

Next week 32 Carmelites from Australia and Timor-Leste will gather in Melbourne for…
Tuesday, 01 November 2022 08:33

All Souls Day

Today the church prays for all those who have died. We pray…
Tuesday, 01 November 2022 08:24

All Saints Day

The Feast of All Saints has its origins in a 5th century…
Saturday, 29 October 2022 11:13

Lectio Divina for November

You can download and save the scripture texts, reflections and prayers for…
Thursday, 27 October 2022 15:47

Let’s Talk About Respect... 

As violence in Australia appears to be endemic it’s heartening to see…
Thursday, 27 October 2022 15:31

The Letter

The Letter tells the story about the Pope’s call to care for…
Thursday, 27 October 2022 08:43

Making assumptions

It is all too easy to make assumptions about other people which…
Tuesday, 25 October 2022 16:41

End violence against women

The Carmelites of Australia and Timor-Leste remember the 25th of each month…
Thursday, 20 October 2022 08:51

We've all met them!

We’ve all met them: people who only seem to be able to…
Monday, 17 October 2022 15:58

New parish for the Carmelites

On Sunday 16 October Archbishop Mark Coleridge (Brisbane QLD) entrusted the pastoral…
Friday, 14 October 2022 15:05

St Teresa of Jesus

On 15 October we commemorate the feast day of one of the…
Thursday, 13 October 2022 11:15

Don't give up!

We, too, can be tempted to lose heart as we live in…
Tuesday, 11 October 2022 09:24

You're invited to the Ordinations

With joy and thanksgiving to God, the Carmelites of Australia & Timor-Leste…
Thursday, 06 October 2022 11:27

An invitation for all

A major theme in St Luke’s Gospel is that the message of…
Saturday, 01 October 2022 12:14

Thérèse of Lisieux

1 October is the feast day of St Thérèse of Lisieux famous…
Friday, 30 September 2022 09:11

Season of Creation into the future

As Christians we are called to accept the world as a sacrament…
Thursday, 29 September 2022 14:01

Two Carmelites to be Ordained

Br Albino Dos Santos will be ordained priest and Br Marcolino Gomes…
Thursday, 29 September 2022 10:43

Does God listen?

“Are you listening, God?” That’s the cry of the prophet Habakkuk in…
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Contact Us

Carmelite Provincial Centre
75 Wright Street,
Middle Park Victoria 3206 Australia.
+61 3 9699 1922

Carmelite Communications
Communications Director:
Fr David Hofman, O.Carm
+61 3 9699 2950

Carmelite Rule

A rule of life was given to the early Carmelites by St Albert Avogadro, Patriach of Jerusalem between the years 1206 - 1214. It was finally approved by Pope Innocent in 1247 and later underwent mitigations which were not in the original text.

The Carmelite Rule states that is basic for a Carmelite to "live a life of allegiance to Jesus Christ - how, pure in heart and stout in conscience, he must be unswerving in the service of his Master" [no.2].


The Carmelites of Australia and Timor-Leste are committed to the protection of children, young people and vulnerable adults from all forms of abuse and mistreatment.

NCSS Commitment Badge 250 ReverseWe are committed to safeguarding all people in our care, particularly children, young people and vulnerable adults.

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