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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.

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 …

SPIRITUAL READING GROUP: TUESDAY 19 JUNE 4.30 - 6pm

On Rubem Alves with Talitha Fraser

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This month's Spiritual Reading Group is titled "Words Are Transformed Flesh: A Theopoetic Tasting Plate of Rubem Alves." Was Rubem Alves a poet, psychoanalyst, theologian, or philosopher? Yes. Somewhere beyond tidy definition and cataloguing “The Poet, The Warrior, The Prophet” is an invitation to visit a place that you’ve been before but forgotten you knew. In the same way …

WINTER SOLSTICE RETREAT: SATURDAY 23 JUNE 10am - 3pm

with Anne Boyd csb and Patricia Long

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The Saturday Retreat will be a reflective day led by Anne Boyd csb and Patricia Long. A range of processes will be offered throughout the day. These will include time for personal reading and reflection, group sharing and a celebration of the gifts of the season. The season of winter invites us on an inner journey of transformation and attentiveness …

Provincial Delegate to the Carmelite Family Monthly News - May 2018

Residential Retreat weekend with David Hofman OCarm
Friday 31 August 5.30pm to Sunday 2 September 12 noon
Venue Holy Cross Retreat Centre. 207 Serpells Rd Templestowe
Cost includes breakfast, lunch and evening meals - TBC
Contact Damien Peile for more details on [email protected]

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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