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

CARMELITE CONVERSATIONS: Wednesday 3 July: 10.30 - 12noon

Roland Murphy and Wisdom Literature with Philip Harvey

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This session includes, for our enjoyment and edification, structured readings of parts of his commentaries on Ecclesiastes, Proverbs and Psalms, as well as a biography not a hagiography of Fr Roland, and a necessarily brief introduction to the Bible and the Church. Roland Murphy O.Carm. (1917-2002) was an American Carmelite and prolific biblical scholar. His youthful study life began at the …

MOTHERS' MASS: Sunday 14 July, 10:30am

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All are invited to join the Carmelite Family at our Mothers' Mass. Together we can celebrate our love for all mothers, letting them know through our prayers and thoughts how much we love them.
At the National Shrine of Our Lady of Mount Carmel corner Richardson & Wright Streets, Middle Park.

SPIRITUAL READING GROUP: Sufism: the spiritual path of Islam, with Herman Roborgh: Tuesday 16 July, 4.30 - 6.00pm

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Islam is a spiritual path. However, people often have the impression that Islam is a religion of extremism and violence without much spiritual depth. This view is based on perceptions we have of Islam from the media. We tend to see and judge other people from our own cultural perspective. Countless people throughout the ages have found a profoundly spiritual …

THE CARMELITE SPIRITUAL LEARNING CIRCLE: Discussion on the Trinity: Three Dancers, One Dance: Thursday 25 July, 3.00 - 4.30pm

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The Carmelite Spiritual Learning Circle's topic for discussion in July is the Trinity: Three Dancers, One Dance. 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. These discussions centre on our own reflections and experiences. We …

From Liturgy to Laundry: Prayer in Everyday Life with Simon Carey Holt, Saturday 3 August 10am - 3pm

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Do you long for a deeper sense of God in your life? Do you crave a more daily connection with the beauty of God? If prayer is to become more than the liturgy of Sunday morning, we need practices of prayer that are earthed in the daily routines of life. In this one-day seminar, we’ll explore the possibility of God’s …


The 2019 Carmelite Way Pilgrimage Information Evening: Wednesday 11t September, 6.30pm – 8.00pm

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Led by Carmelite Paul Sireh O.Carm, join us for our TENTH annual pilgrimage along the beautiful Lilydale Warburton Rail Trail culminating at the Sancta Sophia Meditation Centre. We rank our own pilgrimage alongside the great Christian pilgrimage destinations of Jerusalem, Rome, Santiago de Compostela and Canterbury Cathedral in England! Book for the FREE information evening …

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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