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Our Programs continue to offer many diverse opportunities for stillness and reflection, to meet with others, listen and discuss aspects of the spiritual journey and to think about how contemplative practice can be part of our everyday life. Here is what we have on offer over the coming weeks. We look forward to seeing you at the Carmelite Centre soon.

CARMELITE CONVERSATIONS: WEDNESDAY 4 JULY 10.30am - 12noon

On Ernest Larkin's 'Silent Presence' with Paul Beirne

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“... through the reading of our interior experience we receive a ‘prophetic word from God’ addressed to us individually and concretely ... The experience of that word from God, of that effect experienced in one’s being, is the experience of discernment. It is hearing and responding to the word of God by one who knows …

CARMELITE SPIRITUAL LEARNING CIRCLE: THURSDAY 5 JULY
Discussion on the "Kingdom of God" and/or "Heaven" 3.00pm - 4.30pm

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This month's discussion is on 'The Kingdom of God' and/or 'Heaven'. Questions to help start our reflection: What does the “Kingdom of God” and “Heaven” mean to you? Can it be possible to have a precise understanding of such notions? In what ways can the “Kingdom of God” come about “on earth as it is in heaven”? …

2018 MOTHERS' MASS: SUNDAY 15 JULY 10.30am

Our Lady of Mount Carmel Church

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On the Feast of Our Lady of Mount Carmel, this Mass is offered for all mothers (living and deceased). All welcome to join us for this celebration.

Prior to this Feast day, you are invited to join in a novena of prayer beginning on 7th July.

SPIRITUAL READING GROUP: TUESDAY 17 JULY 4.30 - 6.00pm

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This month's spiritual reading group will be a sharing of favourite pieces of spiritual writing - something that has special meaning. There will be readings and opportunity for discussion. All are welcome to come along to any of these sessions, which are held in the Carmelite Library on the third Tuesday …

CARMELITE CONVERSATIONS: WED 1 AUGUST 10.30am - 12noon

On Edith Stein with Bernadette Micallef

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This "Carmelite Conversation" will introduce Edith Stein with a brief overview of her life and her search for 'truth' through philosophy. We will ponder the personal struggles involved through a reflection called "The Road to Carmel" written prior to her evacuation from Germany to Holland in December 1938. We will reflect on the meaning she gave to her own plight …
BOOK NOW for this CARMELITE FAMILY RETREAT Weekend at Templestowe

RESIDENTIAL RETREAT WEEKEND with David Hofman OCarm

begins 5.30pm Friday 31 August to 11.00am Sunday 2 September

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Take time out in a relaxing setting with beautifully maintained gardens at the Holy Cross Retreat Centre. 207 Serpells Rd Templestowe. Join us for a relaxed residential weekend to explore Carmelite Spirituality with David Hofman OCarm Friday 31 August 5.30pm to Sunday 2 September 12 noon Cost $290 (includes linen, breakfast, lunch and evening meals) Please book via trybooking …

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.
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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. Click 'learn more' and scroll down.

LIFE CONVERSATIONS

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. … Click 'learn more' and scroll down.

CARMELITE LIBRARY OF SPIRITUALITY & MYSTICISM

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. Click 'learn more' and scroll down.
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