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Many of us know Wendy the art nun, but who was Sr Wendy the hermit?

For fifty years Sr Wendy lived as a hermit in a caravan in the woods on the grounds of a Carmelite Monastery. Suddenly, in the early 1990s she became an international celebrity, the BBC art nun, beaming from TV screens around the world, appearing on chat shows across the UK and the USA.
And then she returned to her caravan.

In this session we will spend time together in Sr Wendy’s zone: silent prayer, stories from her life and reflections on her spirituality, and together we will contemplate some early Christian icons Wendy loved.

About the presenter: Will Day is a Camaldolese oblate and creative arts therapist with a long standing interest in the contemplative traditions of the world.


Topic: Carmelite Conversations First Wednesday of the Month 2022 Zoom link:

Meeting ID: 843 9359 0639
Passcode: 038757

All are welcome to join. Please book below for the May conversation and pay through bank transfer. Thank you.

The suggested donation for each Carmelite Conversation is $10 which helps offset costs involved in providing the sessions and remunerating the presenter.

We invite you to support the Carmelite Centre to help us continue our work in 2022. We have limited financial support from the Carmelite Fathers Australia & Timor Leste. Donations are essential for us to continue our work. You can donate here.

On the first Wednesday morning of each month we explore a topic related to the rich tradition of Carmelite Spirituality. Each month the session will be led by a person inspired by Carmelite Spirituality and so part of the broad community of the Carmelite Family.

A list of the 2022 program is included here. More details about each conversation will be progressively added to the website.

1 June – Paul Chandler OCarm on Brother Lawrence of the Resurrection

6 July – Cecily Clark on Creative Spirituality

3 August – Paul Cahill OCarm on the July Assembly of the Plenary Council

7 September – Philip Harvey on Edith Stein (St Teresa Benedicta of the Cross OCD)

5 October – Paul Sireh OCarm on Mary’s Song as Contemplative in the Scripture (The Magnificat)

2 November – Michelle Jones on Exploring the connections between Carmelite Spirituality and the writings of Brené Brown.

7 December – Philip Harvey on John of the Cross





Bookings are closed for this event.