"I have found a very nurturing and joyful community at the Carmelite Centre with lots of opportunities for inquiry and growth."

Clare McArdle

Tenth Carmelite Way Pilgrimage

The Tenth Carmelite Way Pilgrimage 2019 On 8-10 November 32 pilgrims, led by Paul Sireh O. Carm and Denis Andrew O. Carm, braved the cold and wet Melbourne weather to walk along the Yarra Valley Rail Trail for the tenth Annual Carmelite Way pilgrimage. In spite of the...

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The Carmelite Family Symposium – Day Three

On 26 -29 June we were pleased to attend a symposium on the campus of Loyola University in Chicago (USA).  The symposium was organized by the Carmelite Institute of North America and entitled “Pope Francis points the way for Carmel” which dealt...

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The Carmelite Family Symposium – Day Two

On 26 -29 June we were pleased to attend a symposium on the campus of Loyola University in Chicago (USA).  The symposium was organized by the Carmelite Institute of North America and entitled “Pope Francis points the way for Carmel” which dealt...

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The Carmelite Family Symposium – Day One

On 26 -29 June we were pleased to attend a symposium on the campus of Loyola University in Chicago (USA).  The symposium was organized by the Carmelite Institute of North America and entitled “Pope Francis points the way for Carmel” which dealt with the...

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My Journey with the Carmelite Centre

I first attended the Carmelite Centre at the invitation of a friend. She was presenting a talk on the poet Denise Levertov at a monthly 'Spiritual Reading Group' held in the Carmelite Library. I am from Perth and welcomed an opportunity to experience something new in...

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Soul Searching

In the early part of 2014 I became aware that I was dissatisfied with some aspects of my life especially the part that was outwardly focused on achieving material success. I yearned for something that would be more enriching for my interior life so I began to look for...

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My Journey with the Carmelites

My journey with the Carmelites started in 2011. It was the first time in my life after experiencing loss that I felt the strength and courage to really work through it, and understand what it was I needed to learn. I was open to change and welcomed a range of...

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Lectio Divina “a most lively and rewarding experience”

On completion of a silent directed retreat at Campion Ignatian Centre, Kew, in 2015, the counsellor suggested I could continue a spiritual program by attending weekly Lectio Divina at the Carmelite Centre, Middle Park. It's proved to be very good advice! The set...

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My Spiritual Journey

My spiritual journey has me seeking to understand the ME that Jesus loves. Of recent years I have participated in an increasing variety of assistance at the Carmelite Centre in Middle Park. It started with me going to the monthly meetings featuring the writings of...

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Provincial Delegate Carmelite Family Update – May 2017

As I continue having conversations with various people I am often asked ‘what is the role you are doing’”? A fair question and I’m thinking about this a lot too. As the role evolves my answer changes a bit but generally it’s something like ‘at...

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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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In 2016, my husband and I ventured forth on the Carmelite Way Pilgrimage ... What a great experience both spiritually and physically.

Lyal Warren