The newest mission of the Sisters of Mount Carmel is an expansion into Timor-Leste, where the sisters will initially help with Evangelization through Christian formation, pastoral care, healthcare, livelihood and economic development.

The Timorese people have suffered greatly through many years of civil strife to maintain their independence. Establishing our new mission expands Carmelite Spirituality in Asia and has created a renewed hope for the Sisters of Mount Carmel’s future. Each action we take, each decision we make, creates our future.

In 1828 in France Sister St. Paul Bazire said to Sister Therese Chevrel, our future foundress, “Carmel will live in another country. God will use you; you will cross the sea and it (Carmel) will not perish.”

This new mission is an assurance of our future.


Timor Leste