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

LIBRARY LECTURE 3: Tuesday 27 August, 7.00 - 9.00pm

An Introduction to Bookbinding by members of the Victorian Bookbinders' Guild

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This very hands-on demonstration of some of the techniques of bookbinding will be of interest to those who might fall into the category of bibliophiles. It will be a semi-formal approach to the teaching of the subject and the work of the Guild with lots of hands-on experience and opportunities for asking questions.
Supper will be provided and …

CARMELITE CONVERSATIONS: Wednesday 4 September, 10.30am - 12 noon The Carmelite Story: Journey of the Heart with Irene Hayes:

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Join the conversation about this unique Carmelite journey of the heart which spans more than 800 years. Drawing on the work of the Carmelite author John Welch OCarm, this session will focus attention on several themes in his influential book The Carmelite Way: An Ancient Path for Today’s Pilgrim. …

The 2019 Carmelite Way Pilgrimage INFORMATION EVENING: Wednesday 11 September, 6.30pm – 8.00pm

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Led by Carmelite 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. Come along and find out more at the free information evening …

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

CHANTING: Rejoicing in the Spirit with Susan Frykberg on four Saturdays 14, 21, 28 September and 5 October, 11am - Midday

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Join us in chanting old and new Christian chants. No musical ability required nor any prior experience in chanting. At Our Lady of Mount Carmel Church, Middle Park. Led by Susan Frykberg who is well versed in composing and teaching a range of …

SPIRITUAL READING GROUP: Tuesday 20 September, 4.30 - 6.00pm

Anthony de Mello: A Prophet for our Times, with Philippa Wetherell

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Anthony de Mello presented an approach to spirituality that integrated the ancient traditions of the East with the psychological and philosophical perspectives of the West. Of himself, Tony de Mello said: “I am not a writer. I am a storyteller." The love and gratitude of so many of his fellow …

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 …

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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