STAYING CONNECTED

While gatherings at the Carmelite Centre are suspended, we are offering a number of ways to stay connected. Scroll to view daily opportunities.

MONDAY

Find inspiration and support in these Reflections and Resources to start the week. New resources are regularly added here. We invite your contributions.

TUESDAY

 

CENTERING PRAYER

Join us at home Tuesdays at 1.00pm (or a time that suits). View an introductory youtube by Kathryn Pile. Click for more information for a Meditation app and weekly reflection from Kathryn.

 

SPIRITUAL READING GROUP

The next Spiritual Reading Group is via zoom on Tuesday 20 October, at 4.30pm. The topic is Heart Speaks to Heart: John Henry Newman. This presentation by Brian Harold will include reading some of Newman’s poems and discussion of two of his less often mentioned writings – one on “Laity” and the other an oratory paper which includes the question: “If we would aim at perfection, we must perform well the duties of the day. I do not know anything more difficult, more sobering, so strengthening than the constant aim to go through the ordinary day’s work well.”  Please book and join us on zoom.

 

ECO-SPIRITUAL READING CIRCLE

The meeting scheduled for 5:00pm on Tuesday 29 September will discuss chapters 10, 11 and 12 of Sand Talk: How Indigenous Thinking Can Save the World by Tyson Yunkaporta. Click for the full reading program. We will advise closer to the date whether this meeting can be held in person, at the Carmelite Centre in Middle Park, or via zoom.

 

WEDNESDAY

The October Carmelite Conversation ‘The Church post COVID – inspiration from the Carmelite Rule’ with Hugh Brown OCarm. A zoom session at 10:30am on Wednesday 7 October.  In this session we will explore such questions as: What can be drawn from the Rule about the role of prayer in the Church today?
Has your experience during COVID-19 lock-downs, with no access to liturgies in Church buildings, impacted on your understanding of ‘church’? How do you understand ‘church’ and your own participation? How does the Rule inform a way of life committed to Christ, community and service? Click for more information and to book for this conversation.

THURSDAY

Meditation

Join us in Meditation on Thursday evening at 7.00pm or a time that suits you. Each week Peter Thomas provides a reflection for meditation (both audio and text) which can be accessed here. You can also listen to a  series of podcasts by Peter Thomas.

Carmelite Spiritual Horizons

The fourth study topic in this series on Carmelite Spirituality is Justice and Peace. Two zoom sessions to discuss the reading material will be facilitated by Clare McArdle on 22 and 29 October at 3pm. 

 

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FRIDAY

LECTIO DIVINA

Pray with us on Friday morning at 10 – 11am. Click to find notes for each week.

SUNDAY

Celebrating at Home

Weekly readings, prayers and reflections

 

This is a resource prepared by the The Carmelites of Australia & Timor-Leste.

PASTORAL SUPERVISION

Available via zoom and skype during the pandemic restrictions. Click for more information and to listen to a podcast by Damien Peile

SPIRITUAL DIRECTION

Available via zoom during the pandemic restrictions. Click for more information and to listen to a podcast by Bernadette Micallef

CARMELITE LIBRARY

 As of Friday 18 September 2020 the library has returned to the ‘request and collect’ method of borrowing, with collection on a Friday.

The Library blog has a wealth of articles to read from past Spiritual Reading Groups, Carmelite Conversations and other reflections.

Click to go to the Library.

PLEASE DONATE TO HELP US CONTINUE OUR WORK

People regularly tell us that they are grateful for the Carmelite Centre as it provides an oasis of spiritual nourishment, creating a calmer and hope-filled life. Our program offers opportunities on a daily, weekly and monthly basis. This enables individuals to develop a rhythm that leads to a more meaningful and purposeful life.

We are very grateful for any support you can provide to help keep the program going. This is especially true during this pandemic time.

Please click to donate to the Carmelite Centre to help keep the program going.

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MORE OPPORTUNITIES

SUPPORT ON YOUR SPIRITUAL JOURNEY

TUESDAY MEDITATION

Tuesday Afternoons 1.00pm
Malone Room, Carmelite Hall, 214 Richardson Street, Middle Park

THURSDAY MEDITATION

Thursday Evenings 7.00pm
Malone Room, Carmelite Hall, 214 Richardson Street, Middle Park

Listen to a series of podcasts on Meditation and Mindfulness by Peter Thomas.

LECTIO DIVINA

Friday Mornings 9.30am
The Lady Chapel, Our Lady of Mount Carmel Church, Middle Park

PASTORAL SUPERVISION

Anytime by appointment.
The Carmelite Centre, 214 Richardson Street, Middle Park, (when allowed) or by Zoom or Skype.

Listen to a podcast on Pastoral Supervision by Damien Peile.

SPIRITUAL DIRECTION

Anytime by appointment.
The Carmelite Centre, 214 Richardson Street, Middle Park or a mutually agreed location (when allowed) or by Zoom.

Listen to a podcast on Spiritual Direction by Bernadette Micallef.