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Our June 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.

Sifting Hope from the Ashes Meditation in these Days of Crisis via zoom with Peter Thomas, Saturday 30 May, 10 -11.30am

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People seek our meditation for many reasons and all are valid. Right now many are meditating to assist with the anxiety that often comes with isolation. It can help because it focuses us on many things: Relaxation, Stillness, Interiority, Awareness, Focus.…

Carmelite Conversations via zoom: Encountering God - Blessed Titus Brandsma with Paul Cahill, OCarm, Wednesday 3 June, 10.30am

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Join the June Conversation via zoom with Paul Cahill, OCarm. Some reading is available to read in advance. Your questions and reflections can be shared on Wednesday 3 June. Please book so we can email the link to join the zoom conversation.

Spiritual Reading Group: Karen Armstrong
(Private Reading)

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The topic for the June Spiritual Reading Group is Karen Armstrong with Jenny Raper. We hope to have a paper available soon. Meanwhile, enjoy re-visiting some past Spiritual Reading Group sessions on various topics presented by Jenny Raper. There's also a previous presentation by Jackie Tidey on Karen Armstrong.

Eco-Spirituality Reading Circle via zoom: Sand Talk, Tuesday 16 June, 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 (Published by Text Publishing Melbourne 2019). The June meeting will be discussing Chapters four, five and six. The full reading program is …
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TUESDAY: Meditation

  • Join us at home Tuesdays at 1.00pm (or a time that suits).
  • 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.
  • 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 9.30am.
  • 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 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.

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CARMELITE LIBRARY BLOG

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.


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