Christmas image 2020


On the first Christmas, the parents of Jesus found the doors of Bethlehem closed due to overcrowding at the time of the census. There was still room for them in a humble stable, and warm hearts of shepherds, angels and magi to welcome a tiny baby in poor surrounds - the new-born Son of God. Christmas 2020 comes after a year of closed doors as we have been striving to contain a dangerous pandemic. Each day we pray together the prayer of our Archbishop, that we may open our heart wide to welcome Christ once more into our lives, and to reach out to others who are isolated and lonely. Our prayer is for the peace of the Christ-child to enter into the hearts of each one of you this Christmas, and fill us with hope for the future.

 NOTE: Due to government regulations concerning public gatherings in places of worship, our Church will remain closed until further notice.

 Christmas card 2020

The Relics of St. Therese of Lisieux and her parents Sts. Louis and Zelie Martin

Australian Pilgrimage February - May 2020

Therese 37    Louis and Zelie    

The Relics of Sts. Therese, Louis and Zelie were in our Monastery Church 12th and 13th February. In spite of the rain, a gift from heaven, a constant stream of people came to spend time in prayer and private veneration, and also to take part in our Liturgies and special times of reflection. Our Carmelite Father Paul Maunder shared the fruits of his 50 years of study and pondering on the lives of these very approachable Saints.

arrival                     arrival 2                   Relics Louis Zelie                                       community               

 The church was closed to the public at night, so the community was able to spend time alone with our three Saints.

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         Carmel College                              Students from nearby Carmel College who carried the Relics of Louis and Zelie out of the Church

                                                                 Message from Catholic Mission

Our community had the wonderful privilege of hosting the pilgrimage of the relics of St Therese of Lisiuex and her parents, Sts Louis and Zelie.  Following this special encounter, Catholic Mission would like to reach out and hear from you about your experience during the pilgrimage of the saintly family.  We encourage you to share about your experience and contact David McGovern, Director of Catholic Mission for the Archdiocese of Brisbane on 0431 481 731 or via email:  DMcGovern@catholicmission.org.au.  God bless and thank you in anticipation.


Sr Ariel in Habit 
Our postulant Ariel received the Carmelite Habit on 2 February and the Religious name:
Sister Ariel Maria Christina of Divine Providence