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Clare McArdle

Divine Beauty, Centering Prayer Meditation, April 2024

Over the last few months we have reflected on themes of Peace and Gratitude, Choosing Life, and this month Divine Beauty, using John O’Donohue’s book of that title. John O'Donohue tells us: ~ At birth we were awakened and emerged to become visible to the world. At...

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First Tuesday – a day for me

On the first Tuesday of each month the Carmelite Centre offers opportunities for stillness and silence and also community. This begins at 9.30 with a Contemplative Walk around the streets of Middle Park. We begin with a reflection in front of the church and then a 30...

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Easter Triduum – Good Friday

The Lord is here, present among us. We are gathered with the whole Church in this moment of prayer. What is the meaning of ‘good’ in Good Friday? Perhaps the title takes up a now lost sense of ‘holy’ found within the range of ancient usage of the word ‘good’. Indeed,...

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My experience of the Carmelite Centre community

I walk my dog every evening around the streets of Middle Park. On one of these walks, some years ago now, I noticed a flyer in the Carmelite Centre advertising poetry evenings. I heard Les Murray read his poems. What a fantastic night. Another time on the way back...

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Who are the Lay Carmelites?

In this "Carmelite Conversation" on 1st November 2023, Gabrielle Fogarty, Moderator of the Lay Carmelites in Australia and New Zealand and several other Lay Carmelites situate the Lay Carmelites today within the history of the Order. They share what it means to be a...

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Season of Creation 2023 Let Justice and Peace Flow

SEASON OF CREATION ~ September 1 to October 4. 2023 Let Justice and Peace Flow.The season started on 1 September with a the Day of Prayer for Creation, and ends 4 October, the Feast of St. Francis of Assisi, the patron saint of ecology beloved by many Christian...

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Season of Creation 2022 Week 4

Welcome to the Season of Creation 2022: Week 4 - Justice, Peace, Integrity of Creation Commission newsletter. Click here. Greetings to our Carmelite family and friends, Once again in week 4 of the Season of Creation we are invited to listen to the voice of Creation,...

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Season of Creation 2022 Week 3

Welcome to the Season of Creation 2022: Week 3 - Justice, Peace, Integrity of Creation Commission newsletter. Click here. Greetings to our family and friends in Carmel, During the Season of Creation, Christians worldwide are listening to the voice of creation. We...

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Season of Creation 2022 Week 2

Welcome to the Season of Creation 2022: Week 2 - Justice, Peace, Integrity of Creation Commission newsletter. Click here. Good afternoon friends and members of the Carmelite Family, During the Season of Creation, our common prayer and action can help us listen for the...

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Season of Creation 2022 Week 1

Welcome to the Season of Creation 2022: Week 1 - Justice, Peace, Integrity of Creation Commission newsletter. Click here. Good afternoon friends and members of the Carmelite Family For us in the southern hemisphere, we welcome September this week after our cold winter...

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JPIC July 2022 newsletter

Welcome to the July 2022 edition of Justice, Peace, Integrity of Creation Commission newsletter. Click here. Greetings to Carmelite family and friends, Sunday 3rd July will see many prominent members of our Catholic Church come together for the continuation of the...

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JPIC June 2022 newsletter

Welcome to the J 2022 edition of Justice, Peace, Integrity of Creation Commission newsletter. Click JPIC JUNE 2022 Warm Greetings to all our friends and family in Carmel as we move into our Winter season, There is a movement of people all over the world, including...

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JPIC May 2022 newsletter

Welcome to the May 2022 edition of Justice, Peace, Integrity of Creation Commission newsletter. Click JPIC MAY 2022 Dear Friends and Carmelite Family The month of May has many notable events to draw our attention to social justice issues; our focus is on just a few of...

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JPIC April 2022 newsletter

Welcome to the April 2022 edition of Justice, Peace, Integrity of Creation Commission newsletter. Click JPIC APRIL 2022 Greetings all, This month we reflect and recognise the part that the Press and journalists play in risking their lives to bring us truthful, current...

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JPIC February 2022 newsletter

Welcome to the February 2022 edition of Justice, Peace, Integrity of Creation Commission newsletter. Click JPIC FEBRUARY 2022 Greetings all and welcome to a brand new year, Amidst what seems to be the opening of a chaotic beginning, there seems to be much to concern...

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JPIC November 2021 newsletter

Welcome to the November 2021 edition of Justice, Peace, Integrity of Creation Commission newsletter. Click JPIC NOVEMBER 2021 Greetings Friends, Sisters and Brothers in Carmel, The 2021 United Nations Climate Change Conference, also known as COP26 and as the Glasgow...

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JPIC October 2021 newsletter

Welcome to the October 2021 edition of Justice, Peace, Integrity of Creation Commission newsletter. Click JPIC October 2021. Dear Friends, Brothers and Sisters in Carmel, This Sunday, 3rd October the convergence of two major events in the Church calendar draws us to...

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The Power of Slowing, Centering Prayer Meditation, May 2024

The theme for this month of May is a reflection on the Power of Slowing, using themes from Gerald May’s book, The Wisdom of the Wilderness, with epigraphs from Saint John of the Cross, a sixteenth-century Spanish Carmelite friar. Gerald May says: The call of...

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Divine Beauty, Centering Prayer Meditation, April 2024

Over the last few months we have reflected on themes of Peace and Gratitude, Choosing Life, and this month Divine Beauty, using John O’Donohue’s book of that title. John O'Donohue tells us: ~ At birth we were awakened and emerged to become visible to the world. At...

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First Tuesday – a day for me

On the first Tuesday of each month the Carmelite Centre offers opportunities for stillness and silence and also community. This begins at 9.30 with a Contemplative Walk around the streets of Middle Park. We begin with a reflection in front of the church and then a 30...

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