Welcome to Friends of Carmel

Contemplation puts us in touch intuitively and lovingly with the truth. It helps us develop wisdom, a God’s eye view of reality. Perhaps a talk, an insight, or a recommended book or film will draw you deeper into both wisdom and the truest form of love.

Icon of people working

living from feast to fast to feast

“Are you looking forward to Christmas?” our neighbour Sean asked as I was taking my daily walk on a drear Advent day. What else could I say, but yes? And then I mused. I am looking forward to Christmas. Why shouldn’t I be? So much to celebrate! The Son of God disturbing the universe by ...
Read More

The Spirit of the Lord Is Upon Me

To close extraordinary time Fr. Robert Bulbrook inserts us into the mystery of giving site to the blind ...
Read More

Inspiration Matters

Fr. John Udris connects the inspiration that brought all the characters to the Epiphany to our own divine nudges. 14 mins ...
Read More

Go in the Dark

Advent, says Sr. Ceil, is a time for deepening faith and learning to see as God sees by being willing to go into the dark ...
Read More


“Without support and with support, Living without light, in darkness, I am wholly being consumed.” John of the Cross During Advent we semi-hermits have the privilege of setting aside time to be still and wait in the darkness of the season and into the darkness of our world. There’s a certain level of being we ...
Read More