Throughout 2019 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 June. We look forward to seeing you at the Carmelite Centre soon. 214 Richardson Street, Middle Park.

CARMELITE CONVERSATIONS: Wednesday 5 June: 10.30 - 12noon

Transformative Moment: the loving knowledge of John of the Cross with Christopher Morris

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John of the Cross exquisitely details the living of the spiritual life. This conversation will explore John’s wisdom with an emphasis on the transformative moment – our invitation into a contemplative movement he describes as loving knowledge. The session will include discussion, reflection on John’s poetry and contemplative moments. …

MORNING CHRISTIAN MEDITATION: Thursday 6, 13, 20, 27 June

10.00am - 11.00am with Kathryn Pile

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This Christian Meditation Program is a series of contemplative meditation sessions drawing on the Christian tradition, spiritual writing and scripture to deepen a way of being in God’s Presence. It is one of the Stillness and Silence opportunities offered at the Centre each week. (See below)

LIBRARY LECTURE: The Challenge of Secularism: Staying Strong in a Post-Christian Society with Barney Zwartz: Tuesday 11 June, 7 - 9pm

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What secularists want – to remove religion from the public square and make it a private matter – and why this is dangerous. The growth of Identity politics and its spread in the public arena. Some thoughts on the Israel Folau case; Has Christianity, as secularists increasingly allege, been a malign force in Australia?; How Christians can respond positively, rather than retreating into the bunker. …

SPIRITUAL READING GROUP: Saint Vincent Pallotti with Lindsay Rust: Tuesday 18 June, 4.30 - 6.00pm

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Saint Vincent Pallotti challenged people, exciting them with the vitality of Christ’s message to recognise their own self-worth and develop their giftedness in ministry. In this session we will be ‘meeting’ Vincent and seeing his relevance for us today - a journey into self-image, prayer and active ministries.

MEDITATION & MINDFULNESS: Saturday 22 June, 9am - 12.30

with Peter Thomas

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A Way to Experience Peace through Practice. This program is for those who would like to introduce meditation into their lives in a gentle, progressive manner. It is simple and effective and avoids the disappointment that sometimes comes when people rush ‘head-long’ into advanced meditation practices. You can …

Thursday Morning Weekly Christian Meditation 10.00am

This Christian Meditation Program is a series of contemplative meditation sessions drawing on the Christian tradition, spiritual writing and scripture to deepen a way of being in God’s Presence. It is an invitation for all those with an open heart, who are seeking to bring unity and wholeness into daily life.

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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