via zoom: Carmelite Conversations, Matthew McPhee OCarm, Living the Carmelite charism: a personal journey, Wednesday 7 February 2024, 10.30 - 12 noon


10:30 AM - 12:00 PM


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Carmelite Conversations will continue in 2024 via zoom on the first Wednesday of the month from 10:30 – 12:00. (Currently AEDT)

The program begins in February with Matthew McPhee OCarm sharing his journey in the Carmelite Way and his experience of living the charism.

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Meeting ID: 871 1326 3503
Passcode: 940336

  • The call into the Carmelite Way
  • Discerning a vocation to what is our purpose in life
  • The struggles and joys going hand in hand along the way
  • The stage of contentment in one’s calling
  • Retaining the original passion for God’s call into older years

Fr Matthew is a Carmelite with a vary rich and varied life and recently celebrated his Golden Jubilation of Ordination and 70 years of religious life with the Carmelite community. Fr Matthew has ministered in a variety of pastoral settings and roles including Parish Priest, Teacher, Retreat and Spiritual Director in Australia and overseas (Ireland, America). Fr Matthew is also know for his gift of singing which has brought joy to many people and he continues to perform at aged-care facilities in Melbourne.

Today we have an opportunity to hear from Fr Matthew about his journey into Carmel – the joys and the challenges of his ministry and the passion and joy that he continues to exhube in abundance.

All are welcome to join. Please book below and make your contribution to the cost of providing these events through the link provided.

The time zone is Australian Eastern Daylight Time (AEDT) The event is being hosted from Melbourne at 10:30 am so please check your local time.

Dates and presenters for first Wednesdays in 2024

7 February – Matthew McPhee OCarm – living the Carmelite charism – a personal journey.
6 March – Denis Andrew OCarm – Carmelite Spirituality in a Secular World and insights from Ruth Burrows (Sr Rachel ocd)
3 April – replaced by an Easter Contemplative Walk Saturday 6 April
1 May – Dr Christopher Morris – Prayer, meditation, trauma and transformation through the lens of John of the Cross and Teresa of Avila.
5 June – Paul Cahill OCarm – Creating a Synodal Parish
3 July – Dr Michelle Jones – St Therese of Lisieux: Radiant Light for Theology
7 August – Matthew Tonini OCarm – Discernment on the Carmelite Way
4 September –  Paul Sireh OCarm – Melanesian Indigenous Spirituality
2 October – Daryl Moresco (tbc)
6 November – Emily Rudov – Exploring the Carmelite spirituality of and entering the silence with Saint Elizabeth of the Trinity
4 December – to be advised



Bookings are closed for this event.