Our May news offers on-line opportunities to stay connected while the pandemic restrictions still apply. We look forward to you joining us by reading the material at home, joining zoom sessions or accessing on-line options that suit you. Health in the Lord and blessings of the Holy Spirit at this time. We welcome your phone calls and emails always.

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MONDAY: Pandemic Reflections and Resources

Find inspiration and support in these Pandemic Reflections and Resources here. New resources are regularly added. We invite your contributions.

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TUESDAY: Afternoon Meditation

Join us at home at 1:00pm (or a time that suits.) More information and a meditation app available here.

TUESDAY: Spiritual Reading Group

We hope to make available new talks prepared for the Spiritual Reading Group. Meanwhile, enjoy re-visiting some past Spiritual Reading Group sessions presented by Ann Rochford. Three are included here on the library blog. Rumi: The Shakespeare of Mysticism; Emily Dickinson: the Infinite Power of Home; and Saint Catherine of Siena.

TUESDAY: Eco-Spirituality Reading Circle via zoom

The meeting scheduled for Tuesday 12 May at 5:00pm will be held via zoom to discuss the first three chapters of Sand Talk: How Indigenous Thinking Can Save the World by Tyson Yunkaporta. See the full reading program and book here.

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WEDNESDAY: Carmelite Conversations via zoom - Edith Stein: Transformation through Relationship

Join the May Conversation via zoom on Wednesday 6 May at 10:30am on 'Edith Stein: Transformation through Relationship' with Bernadette Micallef. An introductory youtube is available to view, and an article to read in advance. Your questions and reflections can be shared on Wednesday 6 May. Please book so we can email the link to join the zoom conversation.


THURSDAY: Carmelite Spiritual Horizon - Walking in the Footsteps of Jesus in the Carmelite Charism - via zoom

The second topic in the new study series "Carmelite Spiritual Horizons" using material prepared by the Carmelite Order, is called Walking in the Footsteps of Jesus. The zoom session on 14 May at 3.00pm will cover Chapter 1- 4 of this booklet. On 21 May at 3:00 we will cover Chapter 5. The full booklet is available to read here. Please book so we can email the link to join the zoom discussion.

THURSDAY: Meditation

  • Join us from your own home in weekly Meditation, Thursday evening at 7.00pm.
  • 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 - Good Friday zoom

  • Pray with us on Good Friday morning at 10.00am. Book to join the zoom session here.
  • On-going: Pray with us every Friday morning at 9.30am. Notes from David Hofman OCarm for each week are progressively available here.


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 directly to the Carmelite Centre here.


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. 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. 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.