via zoom: Carmelite Conversations, Denis Andrew OCarm, Carmelite Spirituality in a Secular World and insights from Ruth Burrows, Wednesday 6 March 2024, 10.30 - 12 noon


10:30 AM - 12:00 PM


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

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The March conversation is with Denis Andrew OCarm. We will consider modern Western society which has been described as being increasingly secular. In this session we will look at how we live our Carmelite life in this milieu. We take the opportunity to delve into the writings of contemporary Carmelite Ruth Burrows [Sr Rachel Gregory OCD], who died last year at the age of 100. A tribute to her published in THE TABLET suggested she “can justifiably be considered a Teresa of Avila of our era.” (18 November 2023)

About the facilitator: Denis Andrew OCarm grew up in Melbourne. Bachelor of Science (Biochemistry) and worked for two years in Biochemistry Lab at Melbourne University Veterinary Science school. Joined the Carmelites in 1972 and have been mainly involved in parish ministry in Melbourne, Sydney and Brisbane. He has always been interested in the interface between science, spirituality and society. Other interests include sport (athletics – distance running with Box Hill Athletics club) and Walks both in Australia and overseas.


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

1 May – Dr Christopher Morris – prayer, meditation, trauma and transformation through the lens of John and Teresa.
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 – St Titus Brandsma on the “Mystery of God’s Nearness”
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.