Discalced Carmelites of the Australia Oceania Region


We invite you to view the program of retreats on offer this year. The letter below, included in a folder of information for each visitor, gives you a taste of the experience of spending time at our Retreat Centre.


Dear friend of Carmel,

It is with great pleasure that we welcome you to this simple Retreat Centre, the home of the Discalced Carmelite Friars.

Whether your stay with our community here is brief, or you have the opportunity to retreat with us for some days, we hope that your stay with us will be as prayerful and as rewarding as possible.

If you need anything during your stay please ask one of the friars. We don’t want you going to bed cold or hungry.

As a Carmelite community following in the footsteps of the early hermits on Mount Carmel, and the teachings and inspiration of St Teresa of Jesus and St John of the Cross, we aim to offer the witness of our own experience of prayer to those who desire to share it. We are a community that is both contemplative and apostolic. The contemplative, in St Teresa’s vision, must not seek to evade the difficulties of life or the needs of others.

In this house we attempt to provide a setting that is helpful to keeping alive the remembrance of God. But prayer takes time. Give yourself space and make use of our space to open your life to the God who dwells within you.

Please feel free to roam over the farm and paddocks. A map of the walking tracks is in this folder. Copies are also available from the Office. Just leave the gates the way you find them. There are birds in the aviary, ducks, geese & other waterbirds in the dams and quiet horses and cattle in the fields.

We hope your stay will be a peaceful, prayerful and restful one.

With prayerful best wishes,

The Discalced Carmelite Community of Our Lady of Mount Carmel Priory

Email Enquiry: retreats@carmelite.com