Christmas card 2022


May these words fill you and your loved ones with comfort, joy and hope.

Happy Christmas


Sr Gabriella


Sister Gabriella of the Holy Family was one of the four remaining Sisters in the Carmel of Bomana PNG when it closed in 2018. Due to age and infirmity, she was unable to travel, but was canonically transferred to our community. Before entering Carmel she had been Superior General of the local Diocesan Congregation of the Sisters of Nazareth in Bougainville, PNG. The Sisters offered to take her back and care for her among her people. We sent funds for the Sisters to build her a little house in their grounds where she could live her Carmelite life for as long as possible. Communication has been very difficult, but during the year, we heard that Sr Gabriella had a slight stroke and her health was deteriorating. She had a nurse, one of the Sisters, looking after her until she went home to God on 4 October. May our lovely gentle Sister rest in peace.

 Sr Gabriella with CNS sisters



SMT Jubilee Silver Jubilee gifts        Jubilee    SMT & SMK  

                  On 8 September our Sister Marie Tania celebrated her Silver Jubilee of Profession with a small group

                                                 of family and close friends from her hometown of Stanthorpe.



 Front of card             Back of card

On Wednesday 20 July our dear Sister Marcella Mary Raphael of Christ the King passed from this life to enter her eternal home.

Due to Covid restrictions the funeral Mass was celebrated privately. Unfortunately, the audio quality during the Mass was very poor. We have since tried to enhance this as much as possible. The full clip of the live-streaming, plus footage of the procession to the cemetery and Rite of Committal are available here:

                                                                   Sister Marcella's Funeral and Burial

     Final Commendation               Procession to cemetery                                                                                 


Ariel 1st profession  Ariel Profession 2

  Sister Ariel made her First Profession of Vows on 2 February.

 Fallen tree

  A huge old gum tree at the cemetery fell in February, causing minimal damage. One sister had been there only 10 minutes earlier.