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Our Programs continue to offer many diverse opportunities for stillness and reflection, to meet with others, listen and discuss aspects of the spiritual journey and to think about how contemplative practice can be part of our everyday life. Here is what we have on offer over the coming weeks. We look forward to seeing you at the Carmelite Centre soon.

SPIRITUAL READING GROUP: TUESDAY 15 MAY 4.30 - 6pm

Christine Valters Paintner: encountering the sacred through contemplation, monasticism and the expressive arts with Angela Gallipoli

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Identifying herself as a poet, hermit and mystic, Christine Valters Paintner is a Benedictine oblate originally from New York City and now living in Galway, on the west coast of Ireland. This month's session will provide an introduction to the author, and will present excerpts from her works for discussion and reflection, including some of her poems, prayers and creative …
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Writers' Festivals are a staple of Australian cultural life but we have turned it around, asking what favourite spiritual writers readers read. Our attention is on spirituality, on individual spiritual writers, and includes anyone who lived in the last one hundred years. T.S. Eliot wrote of the Intersection of the timeless with time. The period constraint (1918-2018) provides a framework …

CARMELITE CONVERSATIONS: WEDNESDAY 6 JUNE 10.30am - 12noon

On Carlos Mesters with Paul Cahill OCarm

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The next Carmelite Conversation will be led by Paul Cahill, the Prior Provincial of the Carmelites Australia and Timor Leste. His topic is Carlos Mester, a Dutch Carmelite Priest who has lived and worked in Brazil since 1950. After completing advanced Biblical Studies in Jerusalem, he returned to Brazil in the aftermath of the Second Vatican Council and was very …

ECO-SPIRITUAL READING CIRCLE: TUESDAY 12 JUNE
In the Malone Room, 5.00pm - 6.30pm

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Ecological-Spirituality Reading Circle is a regular meeting for those intrigued by the contemporary scientific story of the origins of the universe and the evolution of life, and for those who want to articulate a spirituality that embraces this awareness and informs their living. Each meeting the group will explore the writings of an author or a collection of writings around …

LIBRARY LECTURE: TUESDAY 12 JUNE 7.00pm - 9.00pm

The Other Wesley: Charles, Hymn-Writer and Churchman with Robert Gribben

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This talk will bring Charles Wesley's life and contribution out from his brother’s shadow - the more well known John Wesley. The Methodist movement within the Church of England in the 18th century was founded by two of its priests, the Revs. John (1703-1791) and Charles (1788-1788). John was the leader and overseer, but in fact Charles began it. Both …
Provincial Delegate to the Carmelite Family April News - by Damien Peile

Three recent experiences struck me about being part of the Carmelite Family. First, how global and world-wide our Carmelite family is. Recently, I had the pleasure of catching up Fr Benny Phang , General Councillor of Asia Australia, Oceania. What a rich experience! With such broad involvement our discussion opened my mind to …

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.
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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. Click 'learn more' and scroll down.

LIFE CONVERSATIONS

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. … Click 'learn more' and scroll down.

CARMELITE LIBRARY OF SPIRITUALITY & MYSTICISM

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. Click 'learn more' and scroll down.
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