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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…
Thursday, 29 September 2022 10:36

Lectio Divina for October

You can download and save the scripture texts, reflections and prayers for…
Monday, 26 September 2022 12:22

Passion for God & Humanity

‘We commit ourselves to bear witness with passion for God, for the…
Monday, 26 September 2022 10:17

National Safeguarding Standards

The Carmelites of Australia & Timor-Leste has committed itself to the National…
Friday, 23 September 2022 08:44

Fortunes reversed

The story Jesus tells in the Gospel is about a rich man,…
Tuesday, 20 September 2022 14:12

Season of Creation - Week 4

During the Season of Creation, our common prayer and action can help…
Saturday, 17 September 2022 16:22

St Albert of Jerusalem

On 17 September Carmelites celebrate the Feast of the author of the…
Thursday, 15 September 2022 15:28

Investing in the future

When bad things happen to us we are apt to spend a…
Tuesday, 13 September 2022 15:47

Season of Creation - Week 3

The Season of Creation is a time to renew our relationship with…
Friday, 09 September 2022 18:08

World Mourns Queen Elizabeth II

World leaders, including Pope Francis, have sent messages of condolence to King…
Friday, 09 September 2022 09:17

Loss, recovery & celebration

The three parables which form the Gospel this week share a common…
Tuesday, 06 September 2022 17:04

Carmelites meet in Rome

Carmelite Provincials and delegates from the Provinces are gathering in Rome for…
Tuesday, 06 September 2022 15:13

Season of Creation - Week 2

During the Season of Creation, our common prayer and action can help…
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Middle Park Victoria 3206 Australia.
+61 3 9699 1922

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Communications Director:
Fr David Hofman, O.Carm
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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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