BSc, BTheol, MA (MonStudies), PhD
Sister Carmel Posa is a member of the Good Samaritan Sisters. She completed her Bachelor of Theology from Flinders University in 1994 and then studied in the USA at St. John’s University, Collegeville, Minnesota, where she completed a Master of Arts in Theology in 1996 majoring in Monastic Studies. Carmel completed her doctoral studies through the Melbourne College of Divinity, which was at that time, an affiliate of Melbourne University. The title of her thesis was: Neither more than a Christian nor more than a woman – Nec plusquam christianae appeteremus esse: The Theology and Spirituality of the Body in the writings of Heloise of the Paraclete.”
Carmel held the position of senior lecturer at Notre Dame University, Australia from 1999-2012 and was the Executive Director of the New Norcia Institute for Benedictine Studies, at New Norica, WA from 2012-2017. She joined the staff at Yarra Theology Union in 2018 and teachings in the Department of Christian Thought and History. She also teaches units at St John’s School of Theology at Collegeville, Minnesota in the area of Monastic Studies.
Carmel is co-editor of the journal, Tjurunga: An Australasian Benedictine Review and is involved in the formation programme for the monks of Tarrawarra Abbey.