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Tuesday, 19 December 2023 12:42

Adelaide Lay Carmelite Retreat

Last weekend (16-17 December 2023) members of the Lay Carmelite Community in…
Tuesday, 19 December 2023 09:29

God is with us!

This is how Jesus Christ came to be born.
Monday, 18 December 2023 09:21

Receive your God!

We began Advent with the cry, ‘Come, Lord Jesus’. We will end…
Friday, 15 December 2023 11:26

Rejoice! The Lord is near!

Advent is very much about a fresh discovery of God’s presence and…
Thursday, 07 December 2023 11:44

19 Carmelites renew vows in Timor-Leste

On Sunday 3 November, the first Sunday of Advent, 19 young Carmelites…
Thursday, 07 December 2023 10:08

Prepare a way!

Repentance and forgiveness console God’s people and prepare the way for the…
Friday, 01 December 2023 09:40

Lectio Divina for December 2023

You can download and save the scripture texts, reflections and prayers for…
Thursday, 30 November 2023 16:19

Parishioner ordained deacon

Parishioner of Our Lady of Mt Carmel Parish, Coorparoo, Paul Jensen, was…
Thursday, 30 November 2023 12:45

Stay awake!

Our Advent journey begins today. Advent’s invitation is to become aware of…
Thursday, 30 November 2023 12:35

Carmelites complete courses

Fr Bruce Clark (Prior Provincial) was the celebrant at the end of…
Wednesday, 22 November 2023 15:42

Being the living presence of God

Only Matthew tells us this story of final judgement in the Kingdom…
Thursday, 16 November 2023 14:04

Growing the Kingdom

Continuing the theme of last week’s parable about the wise and the…
Thursday, 09 November 2023 11:45

Ready & waiting

The ten virgins (representing the disciples) are waiting for the coming of…
Thursday, 02 November 2023 16:13

Sincere and grounded faith

Bit by bit as our hearts are changed by the Holy Spirit…
Tuesday, 31 October 2023 10:29

Lectio Divina for November 2023

You can download and save the scripture texts, reflections and prayers for…
Friday, 27 October 2023 11:38

Loving God and each other

Another attempt to trap Jesus is contained in the Gospel this Sunday.…
Tuesday, 24 October 2023 10:57

Day of fasting, prayer and penance

Pope Francis has called Friday 27 October a day of fasting, prayer and…
Thursday, 19 October 2023 08:51

The image of God

What is on display in this story from Matthew’s Gospel is not…
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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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