Praised be Jesus Christ!

The Carmel of Jesus, Mary and Joseph is a Monastery of Discalced Carmelite Nuns, who are living out their calling to contemplative prayer — a life of solitude and sacrifice in communion with the Roman Catholic Church and approved by the Diocesan Bishop, the Most Reverend Columba Macbeth-Green OSPPE DD.

They follow the ancient custom of monastic enclosure, which means that they remain physically separate from the public by fences and grilles, as a symbol of their complete gift of self to Christ and his Church.

The Monastery is located at Mathoura, in the southern region of the Diocese of Wilcannia-Forbes in NSW, Australia.

The Nuns are grateful to all who have helped to establish the Monastery and they continue to pray especially for their benefactors and for the Diocese of Wilcannia-Forbes.

Please keep the Monastery in your prayers.

May God reward you!

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The primary mission of the Carmelite Order is to pray and offer oblation for the Church and the world. The use of the Extraordinary Form of the Mass and Divine Office sets this monastery apart and their observance of the Rule and Constitutions is part of an unbroken tradition stretching back from Mexico to Spain to Mount Carmel itself in the Holy Land.

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Support the Monastery

The Nuns live a life of poverty, entirely dependant on the generosity of others. Your prayers, financial support, and generous donation of your time and practical skills are invaluable. The Nuns are profoundly grateful for any donations, big or small.


Images from around the Monastery