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 October. We look forward to seeing you at the Carmelite Centre soon. 214 Richardson Street, Middle Park.

BOOK NOW for the 10th Annual CARMELITE PILGRIMAGE: Friday 8 November to Sunday 10 November via

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Led by Carmelites Denis Andrew and Paul Sireh OCarm, you are invited to join us for our TENTH annual pilgrimage along the beautiful Lilydale Warburton Rail Trail culminating at the Sancta Sophia Meditation Centre. It is a time to be inspired by the natural environment and be immersed in the silence and reflection made possible by the rhythm of walking. …

CARMELITE CONVERSATIONS: Wednesday 2 October, 10.30 - 12noon

Teresa of Avila: A sacred path to holiness, with Sr Marie-Aimee OCDM

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Teresa's "Way of Perfection" is a life of faith in spirit and truth in developing depths of prayer through the Sacred Humanity towards the mystical life of union with the indwelling Trinity. Her mystical life and teaching as a Doctor of Prayer is so relevant today and a sacred path to holiness …

CHANTING: Rejoicing in the Spirit with Susan Frykberg on four Saturday 5 October, 11am - Midday

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Saturday 5 October Join us in chanting old and new Christian chants. No musical ability required nor any prior experience in chanting. 5 October 2019. 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 range of …

CARMELITE SPIRITUAL LEARNING CIRCLE: Belief and Faith - the role of reason and discourse 3.00 - 4.30pm

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Come and join the discussion about Belief and Faith and the role of reason and discourse. This discussion is part of a series of discussions aimed at deepening our spirituality by connecting our thinking and talking with daily living – bringing head and heart together to help in our Christian living. .…

SPIRITUAL READING GROUP: Tuesday 15 October, 4.30 - 6.00pm

Meet 'The Tenth Muse' Sor Juana Inés de la Cruz with Emily Frazer

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Come and join us in a discussion about The Tenth Muse, the ‘Mexican Phoenix’ of Latin America, Sor Juana Ines de la Cruz, a seventeenth -century nun, a survivor of The Spanish Inquisition, a feminist, an intellectual, a poet who spent the last years of her short life banned from her books, her writings and all intellectual life. …

LIBRARY LECTURE 4: Tuesday 22 October, 7.00 - 9.00pm

An Evening of Talks on Icons

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Following the Icon Exhibition by the Seraphim Icon Group throughout November last year, an Evening of Talks on Icons is coming up on Tuesday 22 October. Further details will be advised closer to the date. The Carmelite Library will be open and you are invited to come and browse.

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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