council@campbelltown.nsw.gov.au. There are now over a dozen Carmels throughout the region. Our life is one of prayer, seeking to know and to love the Living God and to respond to his love by the gift of ourselves to him. The Carmelite Nuns are a group of religious women living a contemplative life in community. You may imagine that Carmelite nuns are quieter than mice. They include Our Lady of Mount Carmel parish church, the Mount Carmel Retreat Centre and priory, the Carmel of Mary and Joseph (Carmelite nuns’ monastery) and Varro Ville House (state listed heritage house and associated heritage landscape). Its owner, Jacqui Kirkby, and her husband, Peter Gibbs, and the cemetery's neighbours, Carmelite nuns, opposed the … Phone: 9682 8553 or 0411 253 599 Email: https://www.facebook.com/carmelitelibrary/, https://divinity.on.worldcat.org/discovery, American Theological Library Association (ATLA), Australian and New Zealand Theological Library Association (ANZTLA), Bibliographia Internationalis Spiritualitatis (BIS), Bibliographical Heritage of Religious Institutes (BHRI), Centrum Informationis Totius Ordinis Carmelitarum (CITOC), Dictionnaire de Spiritualité Ascétique et Mystique (DSAM), Liddell and Scott's Greek-English Lexicon (LSJ), Research Institute of the Carmelite Province of Germany, Saint Edith Stein (Teresa Benedicta of the Cross), Sprachendienst Dr Herrlinger (Kirchentellinsfurt Germany), St Peter’s Anglican Church (Eastern Hill Melbourne), Trinity Sergius Monastery (Sergiev Posad Russia), Rare books 27: Mechtild of Magdeburg in French, Rare books 26: Quietly Going About Their Business, Rare books 24: The Hebrew Bible in Full Colour. The friars have houses in Varroville and St Ives in New South Wales, and Morley in WA. One of the challenges in this change to their lives has been the necessary downsize of their library collection. Website © Youth Mission Team Australia - All images used with permission. History was made in 2003, when, for the first time, delegates for the nuns drawn from the various regions of the world were invited to participate in the General Chapter of the Order held at Avila (Spain). THEIRS is a cloistered, holy life where the only sound some mornings is the flap of habits and the squawk of cockatoos. 214 Richardson Street, Middle Park 3206 Victoria, Australia. The friars came from Ireland in 1948. Notes: This ‘Grand Album d’Histoire Sainte: Ancien Testament’ was too large to fit in the donation of 95 boxes sent this month from the Carmelite nuns in Varroville, New South Wales. It was wonderful to have our sisters here. Set in the scenic hills of the Macarthur region, Mt Carmel caters to a wide range of groups including Schools, Church Groups, Special Interest Groups and Corporate Groups. With accommodation for up to 105 guests, each bedroom features generous, full en suites. It will be the first time a Carmelite community has lived in Wilcannia-Forbes diocese since 1987, when the Carmel of Tourcoing from France, who established in Parkes in 1949, merged into a new community in Varroville, 50km south-west of Sydney. The Carmelite nuns from around Australia, NZ and PNG finished their General Assembly on Thursday and went home on Friday. It was quite a workout as I did everything myself. Two Carmelite Libraries : Varroville Library arriv... Reveries of libraries, the thirty-seventh: Library... Reveries of libraries, the thirty-sixth: Zen Libra... Rare books 22: Text upon Text, Notes upon Notes. All the books had been expertly packed and sealed. With such a stunning and tranquil setting it’s a slice of heaven, right on Sydney’s doorstep.”. There’s lots to explore during your stay. by this gift of the Spirit. A humble, quaint old cottage surrounded by trees and wildlife in the Diocese of Wilcannia-Forbes is now home to a new monastery of cloistered Carmelite nuns from the United States. Mt Carmel is a professional, contemporary conference & retreat centre. Today an historically significant donation arrived at the Library. Much of our work is creative and artistic: spinning, weaving and liturgical sewing, writing icons, painting prayer cards, bread baking, and candy making. We also offer self-directed, private retreats and facilitated Carmelite retreats. So it has been good to have the house back to its usual peace and quiet, not to mention simplicity, silence and solitude. I directed that they be placed in the drive between the church and the Library. While we are unable to offer you any retreats at this time, we invite you to still ‘come away for a while’, from within the sacred space of your own home. I write on behalf of the Discalced Carmelite Nuns, Varroville, to make a supplementary submission following the meeting with you and your team at Campbelltown on 1 July 2013. VARROVILLE'S Discalced Carmelite nuns and friars are among those concerned a 136,000-plot cemetery proposed for the Scenic Hills could threaten the peaceful environment they had chosen as their home. Because ours is a rural and remote diocese, the nuns will be a great source of consolation for clergy and our people. We acknowledge that there is a looming shortage of burial space in Sydney in the next 30 years. In keeping with quarantine habits developed this year, I leave them now for seven days, to start on checking and description of the 'old books' next Wednesday. “I was blown away by Mt Carmel. Building Varroville Priory Saturday, November 12, 2011. Also known as “CARMELITE NUNS VARROVILLE”, Trustees Of The Discalced Carmelite Nuns Varroville is a medium-scale charity established in 1884. THE CARMEL OF MARY & JOSEPH, VARROVILLE. It is the Province Library of the Carmelite Friars in Australia-Timor Leste. It was not a typical week and so needs to be chronicled. Our accommodation has features to help guests with additional access requirements. Discalced Carmelite Nuns Lot 13, Gelorup Rise Gelorup WA 6230 AUSTRALIA (097) 957807 gelorup@carmelite.com: Carmelite Monastery 380 Glen Osmond Road Glen Osmond SA 5064 AUSTRALIA (08) 83792128 Fax (08) 3793773 glenosmond@carmelite.com: Carmelite Monastery 151 Ballina Road Goonellabah NSW 2480 AUSTRALIA (02) 66241240 Fax (02) 66244012 carliz@vtown.com.au: Carmelite … Our week I intended to add a few lines on our community life this week but somehow couldn't add them after the last picture in the previous post. It is the perfect place to spend some time away and focus on your relationship with the Lord. The shimmering heat and dust surrounding their cottage is a helpful reminder to the sisters that they are now part of Australia and that they need to pray for the people of the region, who are battling ongoing drought. Everyone is most welcome to visit the Library. “The second thing is that we’ve had the tradition of the Carmelites here at Parkes, which ended when they joined the community at Dulwich Hill to form the monastery at Varroville in the late 1980s. With several Conference Rooms and a range of breakout spaces. On Wednesday Sr Jennifer from the Varroville Carmel, Lorraine Murphy, the Australian/Samoa OCDS President, Mary Heffernan OCDS President New Zealand, Shane Kelleher, Sr Marie Therese President of the Association of Carmelite nuns and Mary Clancy, OCDS who with Lorraine and the local OCDS group has responsibility for the Carmelite Priory Bookshop visited the site. In addition to that of Rev Gregory Burke we wish to endorse the positions presented in the respective submissions of 1. The generous and comfortable accommodation, amazing food and various prayer spaces made my stay a real joy. Carmelite Spirituality has inspired and helped people to a deeper life. The Carmelite Friars, who’s Priory is situated up the hill from the Retreat Centre, offer a program of directed retreats each year, drawing on the profound richness & depth of their Carmelite spirituality. 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