Discalced Carmelites of the Australia Oceania Region
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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 the General Manager, Secretary or Sr Nory. 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 available from the folder in your room or from the Office. Just leave the gates the way you find them. There are ducks, geese & other waterbirds in the dams and quiet  cattle in the fields.

Bookings, Deposits and Charges

Retreat House:  $95 (per day Sun - Thurs)
 Hermitage:  $120 (per day)
 Weekend retreats:  $220
 Week-long retreats:  $660
 Holy week & Easter:  $440
 Day Retreat:  $20 (bring lunch, tea & coffee provided), $50 includes lunch and morning tea
 A 10% discount per person applies for double/twin shared rooms.

With prayerful best wishes,

The Discalced Carmelite Community of Our Lady of Mount Carmel Priory

To view or download a copy of our 2014 program, click here.

Email Enquiry: retreats@carmelite.com, or generalmanager@carmelite.com

or phone the Retreat Centre Secretary Ms Carla Walker:  8795 3400