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

TWO PLACES LEFT for the 10th Annual CARMELITE PILGRIMAGE: Friday 8 Nov to Sunday 10 Nov BOOK NOW 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 6 November, 10.30 - 12noon

Saint Raphael Kalinowski OCD: from Siberia to Sainthood, with Bernadette Micallef

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This conversation will be an introduction to the life and spirituality of Joseph Kalinowski (Saint Raphael OCD). Born in “Poland” in 1835, forty years after Poland as a country had ceased to exist, he was caught up in the recurrent uprisings of the Polish people against the occupying forces and condemned to ten years hard labour in Siberia. …

ECO-SPIRITUALITY READING CIRCLE: Tuesday 12 November, 5.00 - 6.30pm

This group provides stimulating discussion and for those intrigued by the contemporary scientific story of the origins of the universe and the evolution of life. You are welcome to join this last meeting for the year and hear about the reading and discussion program planned for 2020…

SPIRITUAL READING GROUP: Tuesday 19 November, 4.30 - 6.00pm

Mevlana Rumi: The Shakespeare of Mysticism with Ann Rochford

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Rumi (1207-1273) is known as a Persian poet, a Jurist, an Islamic scholar and great Sufi Mystic. He is the founder of a form of the ascetic Dervish movement in Sufism, in which devotees whirl in mystical trances. Over centuries, much has been written about his teachings and interest in him crosses all religious traditions. This talk will start with …

DAY OF PRAYER: Saturday 30 November, 10.00am - 3.00pm

Advent: Journeying in Hope, with David Hofman OCarm

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The Carmelite contemplative journey leads us into communion with God within us. Advent is the Church’s season of Hope. The day will look at contemplation in the Carmelite tradition and how the Advent scriptures give us hope, nourish our journey and prepare us to discover afresh that God is truly with us. …

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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