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.


Friday 9 to Sunday 11 November 2018

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Come aside for a few days of quiet reflection while walking along the beautiful Lilydale Warburton Rail Trail culminating at the Sancta Sophia Meditation Centre. To go on our pilgrimage is to live the Carmelite Way: it is to share in the experience of community, service and prayer and return renewed in heart and mind. Please book now as places are limited. …

CARMELITE CONVERSATIONS: Wednesday 3 October 10.30 - 12noon

Saint Teresa of Jesus (Avila) with Matthew McPhee OCarm

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This conversation on Saint Teresa of Jesus (Avila) will be led by Matthew McPhee OCarm. It will be covering various aspects of her personality, her interests, her writings and her legacy to the Church. See the flyer for more details …


Social event with guest speakers, Sunday 7 October 2pm - 5pm

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You are warmly invited to be part of the centenary celebrations of the Carmelite Hall 1918-2018. Throughout the month of October the Carmelite Library will exhibit the history of the Hall through displays created for the Centenary. These are available to view during the usual Library opening hours. Bookings for Sunday 7 October via or phone Belinda on 9699 1922 Cost: $20 …


Hazrat Inayat Khan: The Mysticism of Sound and Music with Susan Southall

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October's Spiritual Reading Group is facilitated by Susan Southall. Susan writes: "Inayat Khan was a Sufi mystic and an Indian musician who brought the Islamic mystical tradition to the West. Founder of the Western Sufi Order, he saw music as the divine art, because ‘in music alone we see God free from all …

LIBRARY LECTURE: Tuesday 23 October 7.00 - 9.00pm

Music in the Journey of Faith with Susan Frykberg

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This lecture on Music and the Journey of Faith will relate to: the influence of sound, music and spirituality in Susan’s own faith journey; key concepts, intersections and conflicts between these areas; insights from Jeremy Begbie, leading theologian of music, and John Cage, father of American contemporary music. …

ICON EXHIBITION during month of November

Thurs 15: Social evening with guest speaker Olga Buttigieg 5 - 8 pm

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During the month of November The Carmelite Library will host an ICON EXHIBITION by The Seraphim Icon Group. See the flyer for opening times. Gold coin donation. Please book for the evening event by Friday 9th November. Email [email protected]

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.


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.


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.