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Finding Direction

Where are you going?

Do you know how to get there?

Here are four simple steps to help you find direction in your life:

  • First, pray for direction, spend time in a quite place.

  • Talk with others, consider your gifts, seek direction from your pastor or priest, a parent, or a spiritual guide.

  • Listen to your feelings - do you know where you find discomfort, or what brings you discouragement? Where do you find satisfaction? What gives you energy for living? What brings you peace and joy?

  • Above all, trust in who you are and know that God loves you and wants the best for you.

    For me prayer is an aspiration of the heart,
    it is a simple glance directed to heaven,
    it is a cry of gratitude and love in the midst of trial
    as well as joy.
    Finally, it is something…. Which expands my soul
    And unites me to Jesus.

    St Therese of Lisieux - Carmelite


For further information please contact Carmelite Vocations.



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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