Throughout 2019 our Program continues to offer diverse opportunities for stillness and silence, to meet with others, listen and discuss aspects of the spiritual journey, and to reflect on how contemplative practice can be part of our everyday life.

Here is what we have on offer in May. We look forward to seeing you at the Carmelite Centre soon. 214 Richardson Street, Middle Park.


SYMPOSIUM: Ways of Seeing: Three days of Spiritual Workshops:

Thursday 23, Friday 24, Saturday 25 May

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As has become the tradition at the Carmelite Centre, we are holding a Symposium late in May: Thursday 23rd, Friday 24th, and Saturday 25th. This year’s Symposium engages with the inner journey and how it can be manifested outwardly. It’s about how each one of us uses art forms – painting, drawing, journaling, writing, music, movement – as means to …

CARMELITE CONVERSATIONS: Wednesday 1 May: 10.30 - 12noon

Blessed Titus Brandsma, "a dangerous little friar" with Sr Paula OCDM

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Titus Brandsma, was a Dutch Carmelite friar, Catholic priest and professor of philosophy. He was vehemently opposed to Nazi ideology and spoke out against it many times before the Second World War. He was imprisoned in the infamous Dachau concentration camp, where he died. …


10.00am - 11.00am with Kathryn Pile

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This Christian Meditation Program is a series of contemplative meditation sessions drawing on the Christian tradition, spiritual writing and scripture to deepen a way of being in God’s Presence. It is one of the Stillness and Silence opportunities offered at the Centre each week. (See below)

CHANTING: Rejoicing in the Spirit Saturday 4, 11, 18 May

with Susan Frykberg 11am-Midday

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Join us in chanting old and new Christian chants. No musical ability required nor any prior experience in chanting. Saturday 4th May, Saturday 11th May, Saturday 18th May 11.00 am - Midday. At Our Lady of Mount Carmel Church, Middle Park. Led by Susan Frykberg who is well versed in composing and teaching a …


Thursday 9 May, in the Library, 3.00 - 4.30pm

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In this session we will be discussing the topic of humility. What is your response to hearing the word ‘humility’? Does it have positive or negative overtones for you? How does it relate to the recognition of the need for a positive self-esteem and self-image? Pre-reading is available to download to aid the discussion …

ECO-SPIRITUALITY READING CIRCLE: Tuesday May 14, 5.00 - 6.30 pm

The Eco-Spirituality Reading Circle is for those intrigued by the contemporary scientific story of the origins of the universe and the evolution of life, and for those who want to articulate a spirituality that embraces this awareness and informs their living. You are welcome to join any or all of the meetings of the. …

MEDITATION: A Special Meditation Evening,

Thursday 16 May, in the Malone Room, 7 - 9 pm

Following the regular 7pm Thursday night meditation session on Thursday 16 May we will be showing a video that features the latest scientific research into the benefits of meditation. ... Scientific research has given us valuable insights on how meditation works …

SPIRITUAL READING GROUP: Tuesday 21 May, 4.30 - 6.00pm

Benedict - Hero of the Faith, with Jamie Miller, Obl. OSB.

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This month's Spiritual Reading session with Jamie Miller Obl.OSB will cover: • Benedict’s Life and Rule. • Benedict in the 21st Century: Why I am a Benedictine Oblate. • Benedict’s influence: The Archbishop of Canterbury and Pope Benedict XVI designated Saint Benedict as the patron saint of Europe. Pope Gregory the Great recorded his …

Thursday Morning Weekly Christian Meditation 10.00am

This Christian Meditation Program is a series of contemplative meditation sessions drawing on the Christian tradition, spiritual writing and scripture to deepen a way of being in God’s Presence. It is an invitation for all those with an open heart, who are seeking to bring unity and wholeness into daily life.

Thursday Evening Weekly Meditation 7.00pm

You are invited to come and experience meditation as a way of bringing peace, harmony and joy to your life. ... to enhance your day-to-day awareness by living in the present moment. This is a regular Thursday evening session with Peter Thomas.

Friday Morning Weekly
Lectio Divina 9.30 - 10.30am

Join Fr David Hofman OCarm and a small group on Friday mornings after 9.00 Mass in a quiet oasis of prayer away from the hustle of your normal activities. We meet in the lady Chapel at Our Lady of Mount Carmel Church in Middle Park.


Spiritual Direction is a series of conversations about your life in the light of your faith or values. ... These conversations assist discernment ... you can then choose the way forward on the spiritual journey with greater freedom. …


Located within the Carmelite Centre precinct the Carmelite Library of Spirituality and Mysticism provides a unique resource for students of religion, theology and spirituality throughout Australia.… You are most welcome to visit the Library to browse.
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