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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: 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 …

LIBRARY LECTURE: TUESDAY 7 AUGUST 7.00pm - 9.00pm
Heaven in the Ordinary: Finding the Sacred in Everyday Life with Simon Carey Holt

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This library lecture is by Simon Carey Holt. Heaven is commonly imagined as a place far away, a future state of being eternally with God in another realm. In a similar way, to seek a deeper sense of God in this life we do so most often in practices of withdrawal and retreat. We assume we are obliged to step …

SPIRITUAL READING GROUP: TUESDAY 21 AUGUST 4.30 - 6.00pm

‘Earth’s crammed with heaven’: Sharing the Road a Little with David Adam - with Carol O'Connor

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Well known for his prayers and meditations in the Celtic Christian tradition, David Adam has allowed the writings and wisdom of these early saints to shape his own heart and experience. By urging us to place God at the center of our lives he helps us understand life as adventure. Love calls us into relationship and at the heart of …

RETREAT: SATURDAY 25 AUGUST 10.00am - 3.00pm
'The Smell of Dust on Rain' with Jan Morgan & Graeme Garrett

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The Saturday Retreat will be a reflective day led by Jan Morgan & Graeme Garrett. This day will provide time out to open our hearts to both grief and praise before God, centring on the beauty and fragility of the Earth’s oceans. "When we walk on the earth with reverence, beauty will decide to trust us." (John O'Donohue) The title …
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 Road 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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