Carmel Contact

CCLogoWeb200Carmel Contact is the newsletter of the Carmelites of Australia and Timor Leste published three times a year.

Each issues contains information and news about Carmelite spirituality, people and events.

News from our missionary efforts in Timor Leste is a particular focus of each issue.


pdf CC No 105 October 2017


Welcome to the latest issue of our newsletter.

In this issue:

A Timor Remember our loved ones
Mission Day at Our Lady of Mt Carmel School
Transforming lives through education in Timor-Leste
75th Anniversary of the martyrdom of Carmelite, Titus Brandsma
Br Sean Keefe celebrates 50 years as a Carmelite

pdf CC No 104 April 2017

CC104Welcome to the latest issue of our newsletter.

In this issue:

Prayer & the gift of new life
Old age is a vocation
The gift of education for children in Timor-Leste
Thank you for giving life
Our young Carmelites bring new life

pdf CC No 103 October 2016

CC103Welcome to the latest issue of our newsletter, Carmel Contact.

In this issue we reflect on the life and death of Pat Cronin, a 19 year old former Whitefriars College student.

Fr Bruce Clark talks about his life in Timor where he has been looking after young Carmelite novices and students since 2011.

This year the Carmelites are celebrating 15 years of Australian Carmelite involvement in Timor-Leste - read the story.

Fr Paul Cahill (Prior Provincial) reports on the growth of the Carmelites in Australia & Timor-Leste.

pdf CC No 102 June 2016

CC102Welcome to the latest issue of our newsletter, Carmel Contact.

In this issue

In the care of a loving mother - how the teachings of Mary shape students at Whitefriars College
A strong, vibrant & united Province - the vision of Fr Paul Cahill, Prior Provincial
Mary our model - a 9 day novena of prayer
Supporting our East Timorese through the gift of education - how your donations help education young Timorese people
A bag full of Rosaries - a 93 year old brings joy to East Timor by making rosary beads

pdf CC No 101 May 2016

CC101In this issue we farewell Fr Denis Andrew who has been Prior Provincial for the last 6 years and who completes his term in May.

We also reflect on the Year of Mercy and the practice of Lectio Divina.

You can read about Br Sean Keefe who was awarded the OAM Medal this year for his work in Timor-Leste.

Join us at our Mass of Healing on 24 May at 11.00am at the National Shrine of Our Lady of Mount Carmel.

Need some 'soul food'? - visit our Carmelite Library of Spirituality.

pdf CC No 100 October 2015

CC100In this issue we commemorate the lives of 3 Carmelites who have died this year: Fr Noel Kierce, Fr Frank Shortis and Fr Jim De Laurier.

We also share the stories of 2 young Carmelites, Br Agedo Bento and Br Martinho Da Cruz Lemos, and their work with homeless people and refugees.

Many people around Australia support the work of the Carmelites. You can read more about what's happening at Our Lady of Mt Carmel Parish, Coorparoo QLD, Whitefriars College, Donvale VIC, Our Lady of Mt Carmel Parish, Wentworthville NSW and Port Melbourne/Middle Park Parish, VIC.

With Christmas fast approaching, don't forget to order your special Carmelite Christmas Cards. All proceeds help our work in both Australia and East Timor.


pdf Carmel Contact No 99 June 2015

CC99Welcome to this special issue celebrating the 70th anniversary of our annual Mothers' Mass.

First celebrated in 1945 this mass has been offered for all mothers (living and deceased) every year since. Join us at 10.30am on 19 July at the National Shrine, Middle Park for this year's special anniversary Mass.

Also in this issue we celebrate the life of Fr Noel Kierce who died recently and Fr Pat Harney who is still 'going strong' at 94 years of age!

You can also join us in our annual Novena of Prayer for the Feast of Our Lady of Mount Carmel using the prayers in this issue. These 9 days of prayer are offered for all the members of our Carmelite Family in Australia and Timor Leste.

pdf Carmel Contact No 98 February 2015

CC98In this issue:

  • A Journey Towards Healing
  • A look at your support in 2014
  • Embracing diversity and culture as the Carmelite Family grows
  • The Carmelite Library - a place of reflection and spiritual enrichment

pdf Carmel Contact No 97 October 2014

CC97In this issue

  • Grief, Healing & Remembrance - Charlie's story
  • Life's Journey through Spiritual Direction
  • Fundraising for East Timor around Australia
  • Ordination of Frs Angelino and Martinho
  • McCorkell Constructions bring our projects to life
  • Last chance for Hunter Valley Lodge raffle
  • Special Gifts for Christmas
  • Celebrating family, community and diversity


pdf Carmel Contact No 96 June 2014

CC96In this issue:

  • Rachele's Story - A Mother's Journey
  • St Therese of Lisieux: An ordinary Saint
  • Nine Days of Prayer for those in need
  • message from the Prior Provincial
  • Educating young Carmelites
  • The Carmelites' Hunter Valley Raffle Prize
  • East Timor Concerts

pdf Carmel Contact No 95 April 2014

CC95In this issue

  • Rediscovering peace, healing & happiness
  • Faith & Healing for all Australians
  • Mass of Healing & Anointing - 24 May, National Shrine
  • A Whole new world - Luke Murphy, a student at Whitefriars College,
  • writes about his experiences in East Timor
  • Mt Carmel, Coorparoo, raises $18,000 for East Timor
  • Mary in the Carmelite Tradition
  • Message from Fr Denis - Our Future Leaders
  • Fr Peter Byrth RIP
  • Your generosity raised $583,000 last year for our communities in Australia & East Timor
  • Order your Carmelite Prayer Cards now