The Catholic Institute

Dr Michelle Jones

Position: Distance Education Tutor

Michelle Jones

QualificationsBA (English Literature and Theology), STB, MTh, STL, STD

Research and academic interestsCatholic spiritual traditions, Carmellite spirituality, Trinitarian theology

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Michelle is a consecrated woman living a contemplative life in the foothills of the Porongurup Range (Western Australia); she is affiliated with the Carmelite Monastery of Quidenham (UK). Michelle is passionate about discovering the living flame of love within the theological tradition and helping others to encounter that love. She has a Doctorate in Theology and a Licentiate in Theology from the Pontifical University of St Thomas Aquinas (the Angelicum) in Rome, and a Master of Theology from the University of Notre Dame, Australia. Michelle enjoys rambling in the beautiful bushlands that surround her and sampling the wines the region has to offer (though generally not at the same time). She also plays the oboe, and is a member of the Albany City Wind Ensemble.

Sample of publications and presentations:


The Gospel Mysticism of Ruth Burrows: Going to God with Empty Hands. Foreword by Ronald Rolheiser. Washington, D.C.: ICS Publications, 2018.

Ruth Burrows – Essential Writings. Modern Spiritual Masters Series. Maryknoll, New York: Orbis Books, 2019.

Journal Articles

'Eavesdropping On A Heavenly Dialogue.' Carmelite Digest 23, no. 2 (Summer 2008): 33-49.

'Imbuing All With Love.' Carmelite Digest 23, no. 4 (Winter 2008): 22-34.

'The Riches of Our Human Poverty: Insights into the Mystery of the Trinity from Ruth Burrows.' The Way 57, no. 3 (July 2018): 49-56.

'Contemplating "St Teresa's Bookmark" with The Jewish Bride.' Carmelite Institute of North America.