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Our September 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 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 Mystical Teachings of the Jewish Tradition, with Judy Racz, Wednesday 2 September, 10.30am

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This month Judy Racz will explore with us how the Kabbalah enriches our Carmelite/Christian teachings. Much of Judy's religious art focuses on the meaning of the letters in the Hebrew Alef-Beit (alphabet). Her presentation will include a selection of her own art work which can be viewed …

via zoom: Spiritual Reading Group, The Relational Spirituality of Dame Julian of Norwich, with Janette Elliott, Tuesday 15 September, 4.30 - 6.00pm

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This presentation by Janette Elliott will show how Julian’s hazelnut is the gateway to understanding her relational spirituality in the broader theological framework of the Trinity. This will highlight the Trinitarian, relational context of the perspective we are invited by Julian to embrace, …

via zoom: Eco-Spirituality Reading Circle: Sand Talk, Tuesday 29 September, 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 September meeting will be discussing Chapter 10, 11 and 12. The full reading program is …

via zoom: Carmelite Conversation: The Church post-COVID - inspiration from the Carmelite Rule, with Hugh Brown OCarm, Wednesday 7 October, 10.30am

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Teresa Paradowski has prepared a paper on The Carmelite Rule also known as The Rule of St Albert, for pre-reading and the zoom session will be facilitated by Hugh Brown, OCarm. Questions to consider: What can be drawn from the Rule about the role of prayer in the Church today? How do you understand 'church' and your own participation? …
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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.
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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.
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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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DONATE TO THE CARMELITE CENTRE

People regularly tell us that they are grateful for the Carmelite Centre as it provides an oasis of spiritual nourishment, creating a calmer and hope-filled life.
Our program offers opportunities on a daily, weekly and monthly basis. This enables individuals to develop a rhythm that leads to a more meaningful and purposeful life.
Read some of their stories here. Email your own story to be included.
Your support helps us keep going!
Donate to the Carmelite Centre 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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SPIRITUAL DIRECTION via Zoom

During these unusual times Spiritual Direction conversations can provide support amidst the joy, sorrows and challenges. 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.

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FROM THE CARMELITE LIBRARIAN

Members of the Carmelite Library are advised to watch the Library website and blog for changes to the loans service. During Stage Four restrictions circulation is not available as all Library work is being conducted from home. This is likely to change and with it a return to 'request and collect' circulation. Please email me for loan requests or phone for further information on 0411 253 599. It would be good to hear from you. Philip Harvey

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.


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