Our August news offers on-line opportunities to stay connected.

The most popular zoom gathering is our Friday morning Lectio guided by Fr David Hofman. Our monthly Carmelite Conversation is also an enriching experience. This month we have the Spiritual Reading Group over two weekly sessions, and another Eco-Spirituality Reading Circle.

We look forward to you joining us in whatever way you can. Health in the Lord and blessings of the Holy Spirit. We welcome your phone calls and emails always.

via zoom: Carmelite Conversation: The Carmelite Heritage - rooted in the Bible, with Hugh Brown OCarm, Wednesday 5 August, 10.30am

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In this month's session Fr Hugh Brown OCarm will explore with us the Carmelite Heritage and its Biblical roots. He will also take us through some tips for reading the Bible. Some suggested reading beforehand: …

via zoom: Eco-Spirituality Reading Circle: Sand Talk, Tuesday 11 August, 5.00 - 6.30pm

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In 2020 the Eco-Spirituality Reading Circle is progressively reading the book Sand Talk: How Indigenous Thinking Can Save the World by Tyson Yunkaporta. The August meeting will be discussing Chapters Seven, Eight and Nine. The full reading program is …

via zoom: Spiritual Reading Group, "You are the Body of Christ" Richard Rohr with Susan Frykberg, Tuesday 18 and 25 August, 4.30 - 5.15pm

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This month's spiritual reading group will take place over two weeks, Tuesday 18 and Tuesday 25 August 4.30 – 5.15 pm. We will listen to an audio recording from Richard Rohr, have a contemplative discussion about the audio, do a twenty-minute meditation then …

via zoom: Carmelite Conversation: The Mystical Teachings of the Jewish Tradition, with Judy Racz, Wednesday 2 September, 10.30am

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This month's Carmelite Conversation will be presented by Judy Racz and will explore how the Kabbalah enriches our Carmelite/Christian teachings. Her presentation will include a selection of her own art work which can be viewed at …
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TUESDAY: Meditation

  • Join us at home Tuesdays at 1.00pm (or a time that suits). Reflections by Kathryn Pile are added to the website for each weekly session.
  • View an introductory youtube by Kathryn Pile.
  • Click for more information and a Meditation app.

THURSDAY: Meditation

  • Join us from your own home in weekly Meditation, Thursday evening at 7.00pm (or a time that suits). Reflections by Peter Thomas are added to the website for each weekly session.These are available to either listen to or read.
  • Listen to a series of podcasts by Peter Thomas here.
  • The 4-Week Meditation program booklet prepared by Peter Thomas is available for a cost of $12 including postage. This booklet can be purchased here.

FRIDAY: Lectio Divina - via zoom

  • Pray the scriptures with us every Friday morning at 10.00am.
  • Notes from David Hofman OCarm for each week are progressively available here.
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PASTORAL SUPERVISION via Skype, Zoom, FaceTime

Pastoral Supervision provides professional and personal support to people working in Church ministry. Offered in a trusting and confidential setting, the benefits can include improved workplace relationships, renewed sense of vocation, clarity of roles, support and managing stress. To make an appointment, for more information and to listen to a podcast by Damien Peile click here.

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During these unusual times a one-on-one Spiritual Direction conversation can provide support on your spiritual journey. Spiritual Direction is a series of conversations about your experience of life as it is today, in the light of your faith or values. To book an appointment, for more information and to listen to a podcast by Bernadette Micallef click here.



During this time of isolation, the Library blog has a wealth of articles to read from past Spiritual Reading Groups, Carmelite Conversations and other reflections to support and encourage you. Discover what is available here. Borrowing is now also possible via an order and collect method. Contact the library for more information.